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Agriculture program provides huge benefit for nonprofit

Serving the lives of individuals with autism, Bittersweet Farms in Whitehouse, Ohio, has built an impressive agriculture program that will be detailed by executive director Vicki Obee at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum, Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016 from 8 – 9:30 a.m.  The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF).

Obee was the visionary for developing the organization’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and shelf-stable food products. Many of these holistic activities have proven to be of great therapeutic value and contribute strongly to vocational training.

Bittersweet opened in 1983 and was the first farmstead in the U.S. that offers unique support that encourages individuals with autism to grow and develop their abilities and talents in an agricultural setting.  Bittersweet has remained a leader in the autism community and many organizations across the country have utilized this unique model and philosophy.

Arrive early, as breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow.  The cost is just $10 per person (cash or check at the door) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities.

The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.

The Agricultural Incubator Foundation is located at 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582) in

Bowling Green.  Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by contacting rsvp@ciftinnovation.org.

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