Scioto River Valley Sustainable Agriculture Youth Day

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth Educator
Funds awarded in 2014: $2,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2015
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Manager:
Brad Bergefurd
OSU Extension

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Vegetables: cucurbits
  • Animals: bees


  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, workshop, youth education
  • Production Systems: holistic management, organic agriculture

    Proposal abstract:

    The Ohio State University Extension Office in Scioto County plans to educate youth by taking them to a local farm and allowing them to participate in the growing and harvest on a small farm. This project will provide students an opportunity to examine the way geography, weather, and history have shaped the way they eat. This will form the basis for the students' search into the community’s sustainable farming systems and practices. The project will incorporate lessons with OSU Extension, Soil and Water staff, and farmers. Focus will be put on the importance of pollinators, production, soil, and water.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.