March 10, 8am–9:30amWhere
The Agricultural Incubator Foundation 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582) , Bowling Green, Ohio
Serving the lives of individuals with autism, Bittersweet Farms in Whitehouse, Ohio, has built an impressive agriculture program that will be detailed by executive director Vicki Obee at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum. The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF).
Obee was the visionary for developing the organization’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and shelf-stable food products. Many of these holistic activities have proven to be of great therapeutic value and contribute strongly to vocational training.
Bittersweet opened in 1983 and was the first farmstead in the U.S. that offers unique support that encourages individuals with autism to grow and develop their abilities and talents in an agricultural setting. Bittersweet has remained a leader in the autism community and many organizations across the country have utilized this unique model and philosophy.
The cost is just $10 per person (cash or check at the door) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities.
The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.
Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by contacting [email protected].
About the Center for Innovative Food Technology
The Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) is a developer and provider of technical innovations and solutions for the food processing, agribusiness and agricultural sectors of the economy in our region, our state and beyond. These innovations and solutions are developed in order to enhance the economic performance of the food processing and agricultural sectors. More information is available at ciftinnovation.org.
CIFT is an affiliate of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Ohio) MEP program, designed to help small to mid-sized manufacturers in Ohio become leaders in their industry.