Could you run your own farm? Some farmers joined Countryside with a long history of agricultural work in their families, while others joined the program with no history of farming life. Eleven farms currently operate as part of the Countryside program, each at a different stage of development. As part of their commitment to run a successful farm, Countryside farmers continue their education through courses offered by the Cuyahoga Valley Countryside and other organizations. These farmers face daily challenges related to learning and conducting general farming practices, as well as aligning their work with the sustainability goals of the national park.
In Their Own Words
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Learning to Farm (44 seconds)
Learning from Other Farmers (32 seconds)
From Gardening to Farming (50 seconds)
Farmers' Optimism (27 seconds)
Last updated: December 10, 2018