A Summer Farm Tour

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American Vegetable Grower magazine made its way to the Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association (OPGMA) Summer Tour & Field Day on June 24, which included visits to two Ohio operations, Ramseyer Farms, located in Wooster, OH, and Rittman Orchards in Doylestown, OH.

The first stop on the all-day tour was at Ramseyer Farms, a fifth generation 720-acre potato farm with a focus on agritainment. In one of the first sessions, Eric Barrett, Extension educator at Ohio State University (OSU) discussed emergency preparedness, and the importance of devising a plan if you choose to include any agritainment components at your operation.

Suggestions included having a comment already prepared in the case of emergency, writing an emergency preparedness plan and going over it with your employees, and talking to your insurer or lawyer about the next steps should there be an emergency.  Read more …

See pictures from the event.

Read more about the event in the article by Lauren Alexander: “Highlights From The Ohio Produce Growers And Marketers Summer Tour” in Growing Produce magazine .

Also, check out the article “Produce growers hold summer field day in Wayne County” by Chris Kick in the Farm and Dairy newspaper.