Commodity Crops

Developing a custom grazing operation on leased land

parafarmer's picture

The business I am planning is a custom grazing operation on leased land. My customers will be local dairy and beef producers. I will charge a monthly fee per head to graze replacement heifers, dry cows, and stockers year round. Land lease amounts will be established by Animal Units per acre. Sound sustainable holistic management practices will be used in all aspects of the business. The business will employ myself and two employees, who will provide the daily labor required to move cattle and track animal perfornance.

Heritage Breed Beef

Auburn Meadow Farm's picture

We breed American Milking Devon cattle with plans for premium beef sales and exploring dairy options. Our goal is to find and make use of every single product this farm produces and create a perfect circle where waste of one product generates raw materials for another.

Walnut Grove Farm

jennsjoy's picture

Walnut Grove/Green Gables Farms is committed to sustainable agriculture and the promotion of local foods. We provide education, referrals, and always, plenty of Ohio farm raised crops/vegetables/fruits/meats/etc. "The Farmer's Basket" CSA is a critical part of our business, as is participation in the Tuscarawas County Family Farm Market.

Shagbark Seed & Mill

M.Ajamian B.Jaeger's picture

Shagbark Seed & Mill, launched by the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative in 2010, is a prototype certified organic regional scale processing facility/business that offers staple grain and bean products made from organic and chemical free grain, bean, and seed crops. We work with Ohio farmers who are certified organic or agree to grow without chemical inputs to fill the processing gap in the value chain that is now dominated by global commodities. Our goals are to develop a regional scale facility that 1.

Countryside Initiative Farms

Katie M Myers's picture

The Countryside Initiative farms are located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and exist through a unique partnership with Countryside Conservancy and the National Park Service. Farmers sign a long term lease and farm sustainably within the National Park.

Lucky Penny Creamery

Abbe Turner's picture

Since 2002, Abbe and Anderson Turner's 14-acre Lucky Penny Farm in Garrettsville, Ohio has adhered to the highest sustainable agricultural practices in providing a home for Nubian, La Mancha and Alpine dairy goats. Using special blends of rich milk from select goat farms, we hand craft artisanal cheeses, yogurt, and confections. Smooth, creamy cheeses from Lucky Penny Creamery and goat-milk based confections from Lucky Penny Candy are sold across the Great Lakes Region at farmers markets, CSA’s, gourmet specialty stores and local and regional restaurants.

Green Pastures Poultry

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Pastured poultry live outdoors, eating lush grasses and clover, exercising in the warm sun and resting at night. The birds are carefully raised on local farms and gently nourished by fresh air and sunshine. The farming methods are completely sustainable, integrating a beautiful cycle of animals and crops. The poultry is fresh and lean, bursting with delicious flavor and juices, vitamins and minerals.

StrawVille

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StrawVille- Utilizing Salvaged Materials for High Efficiency Greenhouses

Principal Developers- Brad Masi, Chris Fox, Chris Kious, Nick Swetye, Hank Haberman, Josh Kopen


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