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Ag Business Forum – August 17th, 2023 – Virtual and In Person

August 2023

August 17th, 2023 - 8:30 - 9:30 AM

"Farming 101 for those just entering the field"

Join us virtually or in-person

Every farmer “started” farming at some point. Sharing lessons learned along the way can help others leapfrog potential problems. Beginning farmers often have marginal land, limited equipment / resources and hands-on experience at commercial operations. The presentation will provide some context based on experience, then share resources designed to help beginning farmers (FVC, Farm Bureau, USDA, etc.) – not only advice and guidance but grant opportunities as well.

Lou Driever

National Advisory Board Member, Farmer Veteran Coalition
President, Ohio Chapter, Farmer Veteran Coalition
Township Rep, Ohio Farm Bureau
Member – Rural Action, Ohio Nutgrowers Association, Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition

Lou manages a 4th generation row crop farm (beans/corn/hay), has a fruit and nut orchard (apples/hicans) and a shade crop agroforestry operation (goldenseal/cohosh/etc.). Previously he was a head grower at a hydroponic greenhouse/grow room. He is actively actively involved in the Farm Bureau, the Farmer Veteran Coalition and Rural Action. He has an Ag degree is from the University of Northwest Ohio.




This is a event is free to attend, but registration is required to attend virtually or in person.