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Ohio Barn Conference XVII in Butler County

The Annual Ohio Barn Conference and Barn Tour will soon be open for registration.

In the meantime let me give you a couple of tidbits to keep you interested and coming back for more information.

The Saturday portion of the Conference will be held at the Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center in College Corner.   You can check them out at for more information about the lodge and accommodations.

We have a block of rooms under “Friends of Ohio Barns” at a reduced rate at the Hueston Woods Lodge.  Cutoff is March 31st, 2016.  Call them directly to make your room reservation at 513-664-3550.

We have a star line up of speakers including Steve Gordon, from Oxford, and Doug Reed from Mercersburg, Pennsylvania as well as Bob Creighton, a local barn owner, and our usual gang: the Barn Detectives, Tom O’Grady and Ric Beck with local hero Mike Wengler.  2016 Conference Schedule.

There is a JBD Workshop on Thursday, April 21st in the afternoon at Cheryl & Toby Forte’s Sycamore Farms Country Inn.  We have a limit of 40 people for the event and the cost will be $10pp.  Registration is separate from the Conference and is required.

We have six stops on the tour including the Barn-n-Bunk Farm Market which will be our lunch stop.  The other five stops will certainly impress barn lovers.

The conference newsletter will be mailed in mid February.  As soon as we are ready an email will be sent to members for online registration.

So check back – there will be more information.


2015 Conference Schedule

Ohio Barn Conference XVI

April 25th, 2015

The Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Park

Findlay, Ohio Hancock County

8:00-8:30 Registration, coffee, donuts
8:30-9:00 Welcome by President Ric Beck
9:00-10:00 Keynote speaker – David Fey – Minding Your P’s
10:00-10:30 Morning Break, Exhibitors, Silent Auction
10:30-11:15 Al Parker – Night Life of the Hay Barn – The Barn Owl
11:15-12:00 Gary Wilson  – The History of Farming and the Relationship with the Co-operative Extension
12:00-2:00 Lunch, Annual Member Meeting, Awards
2:00-2:30 Barn Detectives – Rudy Christian and Dan Troth
2:30-3:15 David  Spahr – The Modern Family Farm
3:15-3:45 Afternoon Break, Exhibitors, Final Bidding
3:45-4:15 Kelly Rundle –  4th Wall Films “The Barn Raisers”
4:15-5:30 Wrap up, Silent Auction Dispersal, Member Visiting