All Field Trips are scheduled for July 27th. 

Amish Country.  Visit the largest Amish settlement in North America. Tour includes stops at Pioneer Equipment, a world renowned manufacturer of horse-scaled equipment; the village of Kidron, with stops at the livestock auction and Lehman’s Hardware; lunch at an Amish homestead; a renowned area organic farm; a tour of Behalt, a 360-degree Amish history mural; and a back roads tour of the countryside.  Tour duration (approx.) 7:00am - 6:00pm.   Click here for more information.

COST: Non-students = $55.00, Students $35.00

Organized by: Editors of the Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies

RIG sponsors include Rural Policy, Population, Rural Studies, and Racial and Ethnic Minorities in chronological order of support.


Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet), Athens, OH.  ACEnet is a community-based economic development organization serving the 32 counties of entrepreneurs and strengthening economic sectors.  Field trip includes lunch and a tour of Shagbark Mill.  Tour duration (approx.) 9:00am - 3:30pm.  Click here for more information.

COST: Non-students = $40.00, Students $20.00

Organized by: SAFRIG


Working with immigrants in Our Community: Dominican Sisters of Peace, Columbus, OH.  Visit the Dominican Sisters of Peace's projects and meet with Latino immigrants involved with the projects and activities.  We will learn about a healthy community program serving Latino families focusing on women and children, a Mariposas program to empower young women, a learning center offering ESL, GED, and citizenship preparation and (if time permits) a care of the earth/environment program on the edge of Franklin county in Blacklick (Reynoldsburg).  Click here for more information.

COST: Non-students = $25.00, Students $15.00

Organized by: The Rural Ethnic and Racial Minorities RIG


CANCELLED - Olentangy River Restoration Canoe Tour.  Canoe the Olentangy River and see this river rehabilitation project up close.  Trip includes canoeing, lifting, and portaging.  The trip will be 3-4 hours in duration and will include lunch.  Tour duration (approx.) 8:00am-3:00pm. 

COST: Non-students = $20.00, Students $20.00

Organized by: Natural Resources RIG