We will follow COVID safety protocols required by federal, state, organizational* and/or local regulations at the time of the event. Currently, there are no plans to require attendees to wear face masks or practice physical distancing.
*ABFFC (managed through Virginia Tech) is a co-host of this event and so Virginia and Virginia Tech protocols must be considered.
If you would like to inquire about a scholarship, please see the "Scholarship Opportunities" section below.
2022 Southern Ohio Forest Farming Conference
The Southern Ohio Forest Farming Conference will be on June 24 - 26, 2022. We will begin at 5:30pm on Friday evening and continue through Sunday at 12:00pm.
Our workshop host, Rural Action, welcomes you to the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary in Rutland, Ohio.
Anyone interested in learning more about forest farming.
The 2022 Southern Ohio Forest Farming Conference will provide participants with opportunities to learn about multiple forest farming topics and strategies, including plant propagation, site selection, mushroom cultivation, timber stand improvements for NTFP production, business planning and marketing as well as herb walks and wild edible plant walks. The conference has a great line-up of highly experienced instructors that will help participants gain a broad understanding of the many facets and opportunities of forest farming.
Schedule & Program
Read, download or print the 2022 SOFFC Schedule here!
Bob Beyfuss, Independent Agroforestry Consultant
Tom Rooney, Nature Conservancy
Rick Felumlee, Mayapple Farms
Ed Fletcher, Native Botanicals, Inc.
Tanner Filyaw, United Plant Savers
John Munsell, Virginia Tech
Will Lewis, Yew Mountain Center
Joana Amorim, Sylvatica Forest Farm
Margaret Bloomquist, NC State University
Karam Sheban, Rural Action
Badger Johnson, Rural Action
View speaker bios here!
Lodging & Travel
The United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary (UpS) is located at 35703 Loop Rd, Rutland, OH 45775. Camping at UpS is included in your weekend conference ticket.
Other lodging options are listed below by location. Please note that we are not endorsing or promoting any of these properties but rather offering options in the area.
Camping at UpS
All attendees have the option to camp for free at the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary during the weekend. Please note in your registration if you would like to camp.
You would need to bring all of your own camping equipment and your own food for the meals not provided by the conference.
Lodging options in Rutland (the same town as the UpS Sanctuary)
Lodging options in Athens (about a 30-minute drive to the UpS Sanctuary)
Lodging options in Gallipolis (about a 30-minute drive to the UpS Sanctuary)
If you would like to inquire about financial assistance to attend this event, please email Andrea Miller.
If you have any questions about this event, please email Margaret Bloomquist.