June 25, 8am–4pmWhat
See the latest equipment, packaging, chemicals, seeds, and services designed to grow your business. Network with more than 250 growers and marketers from across Ohio.
White House Fruit Farm — Canfield. Tours from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Little did the family’s ancestors realize when they first settled in the area in the 1800s that the beautiful rolling hills would become some of the most productive farmland in the state. Today, this 200-acre produce farm features apples, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and vegetables. White House Fruit Farm (WHFF) markets all their crops through their own farm market. David and Phyllis Hull, and their children David and Debbie, have diversified the business into a year-round agritourism experience. They offer at least one on-farm agritourism event every month from May-October. The tour will include orchard and small fruit production locales and the farm market.
McMaster Farms — Columbiana, Ohio. Tours begin after lunchMcMaster Farms is a third-generation 1,800-acre farm. 350 acres are devoted to sweet corn; 75 acres to pumpkins; the remainder to grain crops. McMaster has a one-of-a-kind sweet corn counter that counts the corn that goes into the bag being filled for the customer. They also pack into crates and RPCs for different customers. The hydro-cooler keeps sweet corn as fresh as first picked. The wholesale side of the business ships as far away as South Carolina. McMaster recently launched Tico Irrigation, which repairs and customizes aluminum irrigation pipe and fittings. You will see this operation while on the tour.Videos can add interest and enhance a potential customer’s experience when visiting your website. But how do you create an effective video that draws potential customers to your site, enhances their experience, AND leads to sales? OPGMA member Robert Holthouse, who has several years of commercial multimedia experience, has created a video that shares tools, techniques, and strategies that can draw customers, and more importantly – sales. This video will be just one of the highlights that can be yours during the tour at McMaster Farms.OPGMA will host a brief business meeting with food safety update at noon. A buffet lunch will be available onsite for $10 (cash only). You may then drive drive 10 miles to McMaster Farms. Maps will be available onsite.
OPGMA Members $20 1st company attendee $10 each additional attendee
Non-Member s$25 1st company attendee $10 each additional attendee
Children 12 and Under Attend FREE!
No refunds after June 20.