Urban Farm


The Urban Farm is a testament of powerful dream and the fulfillment of a vision. It is evidence of effectiveness of collaboration and community involvement in transforming a dream into a tangible reality. It's proof the where a seed that inspiration is planted, an entire city may reap the benefits. 

Located on 6th and Bowman Street we will soon provide healthy food to our local businesses. Here are some ways our community may benefit for the Urban Farm:

1. Small business development and Volunteer Opportunities.

2. Economic Growth

3. Community Building 



Updates From Justin Ocheltree, Farm Manager in Training




Our Partnerships

In partnership with The Gorman-Rupp Company, The Ohio State Mansfield and The Richland Gro-Op Cooperative, the grand opening will be on Friday September 6th, 2019 from 5pm-6pm.

As the Urban Farm project started to gain momentum and enthusiasm started to build, everyone felt like they were on the verge of something special. Cindy Wood of the Ohio State Mansfield captures that feeling of serendipitous timing: “It really was a perfect win-win of industry, neighborhood development, and community dialogue, alongside the resources of a research institution like The Ohio State Mansfield that made this happen.”

Scott King, Gorman-Rupp’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, is similarly excited about his company’s involvement: “The Gorman-Rupp Company is very pleased to partner with The Ohio State Mansfield and NECIC on an innovative urban farming project that fosters productive use of the land that our former manufacturing facility occupied at 6th and Bowman streets and provides a foundation for additional investment and economic development to occur on Mansfield’s North End.”





We Need Volunteers!


Wishlist from Our Farmers 

NECIC and all of our farmers appreciate all the donations our community has sent! Here are some items that can also be donated to the Urban Farm.


  • Earthway Seeder
  • Jang Seeder
  • Paper Pot Transplanter
  • Greens Harvester
  • Rubbermaid Stock Tank 75-100 gallons


  • Top soil
  • Compost
  • Wood
  • Maytag Washing Machine
  • Tiger torch
  • Flame weeder
  • Plastic Totes