The Modern Farmer: Today’s Renaissance Man

Posted on:

After attending the Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Association conference and two Rural Action farm workshops in the past weeks, I am overwhelmed with new knowledge. Cattle health, soil remediation, winter growing techniques, food safety practices, farm enterprise analysis, and climate change impacts are swirling in my head and filling my notebooks. As my brain contends with content overload, I ... Read More

OEFFA 2020: What We Learned and Shared

Posted on:

This weekend, Rural Action’s Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry team piled into cars and headed out to Dayton for the 41st OEFFA Conference. Over three days, we spoke to dozens of farmers and foodies at our booth in the exhibition hall, attended multiple farming workshops, and spent time discussing the future of Ohio’s food system. We had the joy of running ... Read More

The Year in Pictures

Posted on:

Happy New Year y’all! Here at the Rural Action office, we’re busy making plans for the growing season and eagerly watching the light return. Every evening when the sun sets a bit later, the spring feels a little closer — especially given the blast of warm weather we felt this weekend. Seventy degrees in mid-January…wowza! As we put together next ... Read More
Chesterhill Produce Auction header image featuring pastoral shed.

A Day at the Auction

Posted on:

After the sun rises on a Monday or Thursday during the growing season, farmers begin harvesting, cleaning, and packaging their produce for the day. All around the county, farmers set off to deliver their items to the auction house, to be sold and displayed in bushels and pecks across the auction floor. A few hours before the auction begins you’ll ... Read More