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Grain and Alfalfa Production Farm Tour

Friday, August 7, 2015

Turnow Ventures began operation in 1980 with 600 acres in production. As market dynamics changed, Steve Turnow begain experimenting with organic production in 1998. In 2002, during the first year of the National Organic Program, he certified all 1,500 acres of his farm. Today, 600 acres are dedicated to alfalfa production to serve a value-added supply chain of dehydrated pellets for chicken feed, an operation managed by extended family. On the tour attendees will see a corn, soybean, wheat, black bean rotation; test plots studying various weed control cultivation methods, and soil fertility approaches utilizing soil-balancing techniques.

Directions: From Toledo, take I-280 S. At the Ohio Turnpike, I-280 becomes Rte. 420. Continue for 2 miles and merge onto Rte. 20 E toward Fremont. Travel approximately 13 miles. Turn left on County Rd 92. Continue for 1.75 miles; the farm is on the left. From I-75 N, take Exit 179. Travel east on Rte. 6 toward Fremont for about 11 miles. Turn left on Rte. 23 N. Travel for 3 miles. Turn right on Rte. 600 E. After 10 miles, Rte. 600 becomes County Rd. 92. Continue on County Rd. 92 for 2 miles; the farm is on the left.

This event is sponsored by OEFFA and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to

Turnow Ventures
2956 County Rd. 92, Lindsey, OH 43412

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association / (614) 421-2022 /
Steve Turnow / (419) 283-1450 /


Earlier Event: August 5
Organic Dairy Farm Tour