Four-week class lets you explore farming career


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

This four-session course begins June 11, from 6-9 p.m., and continues June 18, 25 and July 2.

It 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.

Course Instructors include Katie Myers-Griffith, farmland program manager at Countryside Conservancy, and small scale farmer in Wayne County; Tim Knorr, CSA farm manager in Summit County; and Allison Preiss, professional marketing coordinator and owner of Apolloson Acres, a fruit orchard in Medina County.

Additional farmer guests include: Alan Halko (Spring Hill Farm).

Registration is $100 for one individual; $150 for two people working on the same business idea. Fee includes a workbook and additional handout materials.

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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