June 13, 9:30am–12pmWhere
Venture Heritage Farm 13777 Arnold Rd, Dalton, 44618
Venture Heritage Farm is located in the rolling hills of northeast Ohio. A wide
range of crops are grown on the farm including edible beans, open pollinated corn,
spelt, and einkorn for human consumption, and hay, hybrid corn, and soybeans
sold as commodities to local dairy farmers. Produce and flowers are sold on the
farm through a unique partnership with local businesses. The farm also serves as
the primary testing site for the Steiner family’s new Tilmor equipment, which is
designed and manufactured nearby. The farm hosts seasonal farm-to-table meal
experiences, floral arranging classes, and other community events.
During this tour, Farm Bureau member Lydell Steiner will facilitate a hands-on demonstration on the variety of tools used in mechanical weed control, along with the Tilmor equipment being tested.
Jon Detweiler, the farm manager, will discuss growing grains, vegetable production,
and soil health, and Kirsten Detweiler will share information about farm-to-table and
other on-farm events.
This tour is part of OEFFA’s 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. See the complete schedule.