Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch Workshop

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On Saturday, May 14, Women Grow Ohio will hold the Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch Workshop as a kick-off event for the 2016 Women Grow Ohio Farm Fairs! At this bison workshop, attendees will learn all about bison; feeding and nutrition, fencing and handling, breeding and calving as well as tips on building a successful business. Through discussion and hands on learning, attendees will leave armed with an appreciation for our national mammal and will be able to begin to decide if raising bison is right for them. Spend a day in the beautiful rolling hills of Perry County on this historic farm. Lunch, featuring bison chili, will be provided.

BISON3Carie Starr is the Co-owner and President at Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch, in Thornville, Ohio. Carie, an environmental scientist by trade, found her calling when she fell in love with the idea of raising bison in 2006. Carie and her husband Jarrod, armed with years of self-education on these wild and woolly beasts, spent the last 8 years transforming an empty hay field into a bustling bison ranch by the sweat of their brow. Their growing bison herd and their heritage breed pork and poultry operation have been featured in Rural Heritage Magazine and Farm and Dairy Journal, among others.

Cost for the bison workshop is $100, which includes lunch. To register, contact Megan at meganc@ruralaction.org or call 740-677-4047.

The workshop is sponsored by Women Grow Ohio and Rural Action. For more information on the workshop, contact Carie Starr at (740) 403-3763 or cherokeevalleybison@yahoo.com.

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