Planning, Managing, and Growing Your Forest Farming Business

March 23rd – 25th, 2018

Hosted byAppalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition; Rural Action; Camp Oty’Owka

Details: Join us in the beautiful Hocking Hills of Ohio for a multi-day forest farming intensive hosted by Rural Action, Camp Oty Okwa, and the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition! The goal of this weekend-long intensive is to help participants plan for, grow, and manage their forest farming business through peer-to-peer learning opportunities. This event will create opportunities for participants to learn directly from successful farmers, business owners, and educators who have decades of combined experience and expertise in the natural products sector.

For an agenda, and to register for the event, visit

Featured Topics and Speakers:

Growing and Managing Your Natural Products Business – Maureen Burns, Herbal Sage Tea Company

Small-scale Farm to Market Enterprises: Perspectives and Considerations for New Producers – Janell Baran, Blue Owll Hollow Tree Farm & Garden Emporium

Wholesale Production of Herbal Medicines: Perspectives and Lessons Learned – Lonnie Galt-Theis, Equinox Botanicals

Film Screening and Discussion: “The Sanctitiy of Sanctuary: Paul Strauss and the Equinox Farm” – Paul Strauss, Equinox Botanicals.

$40 in advance
$50 on site

*This price includes all training sessions, all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch and lodging for 2 nights at Camp Oty’Okwa

*Advanced registration is preferred and will be available through March 16, 2018