Wednesday, January 19, 2011

TLT Young's Event

Explore innovative food production at one of Clark County’s most famous farms

Everyone is familiar with the delicious home-made ice cream, autumn hay rides, and friendly farm animals of Young’s Jersey Dairy. However, few have been given the chance to understand the pioneering thought behind the success of this Yellow Springs farm.

Tecumseh Land Trust (TLT) members and friends will visit Dan Young on his farm for a brief tour and discussion of Young’s Jersey Dairy’s innovative agri-tourism business at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29th. This will be the first of many TLT field trips to businesses that are producing, selling, and popularizing local foods.

By exploring local foods, TLT and other local partners hope to learn about alternative food and farming operations that can make agriculture an even bigger part of the local economy in Southwest Ohio. In the coming year, TLT will offer many opportunities to learn about the importance of local food markets and value added local food products. Field trips to innovative agricultural businesses and speaking programs such as the upcoming Market Maker presentation are all part of this year long series.

The Tecumseh Land Trust is a local nonprofit organization that has preserved nearly 19,000 acres of agricultural and natural land in Clark and Greene Counties over two decades. The land trust also works to educate the public about land preservation options and the ways in which they can directly purchase food from local farmers. Direct sales of fresh food, or of value added products made from local crops, increase farm income and stimulate the local economy.

Space is limited for the Young’s Jersey Dairy field trip. To RSVP please contact TLT’s Associate Director, Michele Burns at 937.767.9490 or

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