Annual Stinner Summit

Annual Stinner Summit

The inspiration for the Stinner Summit was Ben Stinnner’s rare ability to build relationships based on common interests and his vision, passion, and commitment to building healthy agroecosystems and communities.  The Summit, held in October at a different location each year, is a highly engaging and participatory event that draws stakeholders from around Ohio (and sometimes beyond). Attendees with diverse interests and expertise work together to develop projects that address healthy agroecosystems and sustainable communities. At the end of the day the attendees vote on the project(s) they would like to see receive funding. Funding for the selected project(s) is provided by the Ben Stinner Endowment. We realize the need to keep the energy high so great local food is always a part of the day. The event is free of charge and open to any who are interested, though space is limited. To see photos and agendas of past Summits, check out the links below.  The Summit is never the same.  The best way to understand it is to experience it for yourself!



The Stinner Summit provides attendees with:

  • Face-to-face networking opportunities
  • A multidisciplinary, engaging environment
  • Open space to brainstorm projects related to sustainable agriculture and communities
  • Great local foods
  • Financial support for projects conceived, developed, and selected by Summit attendees
  • A springboard for ideas, projects, and connections that can be carried into other aspects of your life

Past Stinner Summit Reports

1st Annual Stinner Summit, Northern Appalachian Experimental Watershed, Coshocton, OH
2nd Annual Stinner Summit, Malabar Farm, Lucas, OH
3rd Annual Stinner Summit, Malabar Farm, Lucas, OH
4th Annual Stinner Summit, Procter Center, New London, OH
5th Annual Stinner Summit, Wildwood Preserve, Toledo, OH
6th Annual Stinner Summit, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH
7th Annual Stinner Summit, Happy Days Lodge at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula, OH
8th Annual Stinner Summit, Glen Helen Nature Preserve, Yellow Springs, OH
9th Annual Stinner Summit, Malabar Farm, Lucas, OH
10th Annual Stinner Summit, Stratford Ecological Center, Delaware, OH
10th Annual Stinner Summit Map Application
11th Annual Stinner Summit, The Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, Findlay, OH
12th Annual Stinner Summit, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, OH

13th Annual Stinner Summit, Procter Center in London, OH