Countryside Conservancy offers course for aspiring farmers


PENINSULA, Ohio —  The Countryside Conservancy proudly announces the twelfth offering of Exploring the Small Farm Dream self assessment short-course to be held at Church of the Valley in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula, Ohio.

Setting goals

This four session course begins March 11 and will take participants through the process of setting personal and farming goals, assessing available resources, determining if farming as a business is right for you, and developing an action plan to guide next steps. Along the way you will take a close look at the realities of working for yourself, in particular what it will take to own and manage a successful agricultural venture.

This is not a farm business planning course, but a precursor to farm business planning.

Course instructor Katie Myers-Griffith is the program manager at Countryside Conservancy and small scale farmer in Wayne County; additional farmer instructors and guests to be announced. All classes will take place at Church in the Valley, 2241 Everett Road, Peninsula, Ohio.


For more information about the program, or to request registration forms, contact Julie Gabelman at 330.657.2542, ext. 227 or, or visit the Countryside Conservancy’s website at


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