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Yellow Springs, OH 

Friday, October 20, 2017 through Saturday, October 21, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017: 10:00am - 7:30pm. Saturday, October 21,2017: 9:00am - 7:00pm

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Join the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions in exploring the creation of vibrant, local economies with a radically different paradigm—an 'economics of happiness' that focuses on meeting real human needs through our ties to the community and nature. Learn from and participate with internationally recognized and local leaders for two days of workshops, panels, talks, and tours. Highlights include: tours of Agraria fields and barn, a preview of Jim Merkel's film Saving Walden's World and a closing performance by the World House Choir! Featured Speakers: Charles Eisenstein, Helena Norberg-Hodge and Michael Shuman.

Location:
Antioch College
900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Contact:
N/a / (937) 767-2161 /

http://www.communitysolution.org/economics-of-happiness

 

Ashtabula, OH 

Saturday, October 21, 2017
4:00-7:00pm

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Randall and Connie Moores are beginning farmers, breathing new life into Randall's grandparents' farmstead, which they purchased in 2014, after it had been sold out of the family in the 1990s. When Randall returned home from active duty service in the Army in 2015, they built a mobile chicken coop, raised small flocks of chickens and turkeys, and purchased two freshened dairy goats. Last year was their first full season selling chicken, eggs, goat milk, fudge, and soap at two weekly farmers' markets. They also raised pastured pigs and grass-fed lamb, which were sold as whole and half animals directly to consumers. They installed more than a mile of fencing around 32 acres and are in the process of reclaiming fields that have not been touched in nearly 30 years, with plans to certify their land as organic as early as fall 2017.

As beginning farmers, they have made plenty of mistakes but have learned a tremendous amount from other beginning and experienced farmers. They have worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ohio State University Extension, their local Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Ashtabula Local Food Council (ALFC). Join this tour, co-sponsored by ALFC, to learn about the Moores' experiences as beginning farmers seeking organic certification, and what they have planned for 2017, including raising more pastured chickens, turkeys, and ducks; expanding their free-range egg layer flock; raising four litters of piglets; finishing 20 lambs; expanding their offerings of goat milk soap, and purchasing cattle.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. To register, email mooresheritagefarm@gmail.com by October 13.

Directions: From Rte. 90, take Rte. 11 S to the Rte. 46 exit. Turn left, and drive north on Rte. 46/State Rd. S. Cross the bridge over Rte. 90, and the farm is the sixth driveway on the right. Limited on-farm parking may be available if conditions are wet. Overflow parking will be located at Plymouth United Methodist Church, 970 Plymouth Rd., and there will be a hay wagon shuttle running continuously. To get to the church, continue on State Rd. S for 1 mile until you come to a four way stop. Turn right on Plymouth Rd. The church is almost immediately on the right.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Moores Heritage Farm
3918 State Rd. S
Ashtabula, OH 44004

Contact:
Connie and Randall Moores / 440-281-0272 /

http://www.mooresheritagefarm.com

 

Chillicothe, OH 

Saturday, October 21, 2017
3:00-4:30pm

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Join Paul and Heather Dorrance in the beautiful Appalachian countryside for a guided tour of their pasture-based livestock operation. Experience management-intensive rotational grazing and appreciate the multi-species synergies of cattle, sheep, hogs, chickens, and turkeys working together for the benefit of the animals, the land, and our food. After the free farm tour, stay for the farm's 2nd Annual Farm-To-Table Dinner and Movie. This event features a cash bar with local craft beers and wine, organic and sustainably raised ingredients sourced from local farms, and an outdoor showing of an award-winning food documentary. Tickets cost $50. To register, go to www.pasturedprovidence.com/dinner.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Pastured Providence Farmstead
3316 Chapel Creek Rd.
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Contact:
Paul Dorrance / (740) 851-3883 /

http://www.pasturedprovidence.com

 

Yellow Springs, OH 

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:15 am - 4:00 pm

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The workshop is led by faculty from Ohio State University, Ohio University, Miami University and Antioch College as well as staff from Cleveland Seed Bank. The series involves four workshop locations; each location includes four presenters and a locally catered lunch. The workshop provides professional training for seed savers, growers, and plant breeders; creates the foundation for a statewide seed savers alliance; and expands opportunities and reduces barriers for small-scale seed producers in Ohio. This course is recommended for those with some seed saving experience.

This is a collaborative effort between Ridge & Hollow Seed Alliance, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Miami University, Antioch College, and the Cleveland Seed Bank.

Location:
McGregor Hall
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Contact:
Jess Chadwell / 740.593.5971 /

https://communityfoodinitiativesorg.presencehost.net/s2s-workshop/

 

Akron, OH 

Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Check out the free and open to the public event on their website located below. There are kids activities, cooking demos, garden workshops and more!

Location:
The Well CDC
647 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44304

Contact:
N/A / N/A /

https://www.summitfoodcoalition.org/upcoming-events/2017/10/21/summit-county-eats-food-day-celebrati

 

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:00 pm

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"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." US-based journalist Michael Pollan distills a career's worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people's health by today's industrially driven Western diet. Pollan offers a clear answer to 'what should I eat to be healthy? Q+A with a panel of experts will follow. $5 Donation.

Location:
Drexel Theatre
2254 E Main St.
Bexley, OH 43209

Contact:
Drexel Theatre / N/a /

http://www.drexel.net/

 

Zanesville, OH 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm

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Join the Ohio Department of Agriculture for an informal town hall-type meeting designed for open, informal conversations between growers and the ODA about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act produce safety standards in Ohio. Bring your questions for the ODA to answer! There is no registration or cost to attend.

Location:
John McIntire Library Auditorium
220 N Fifth St.
Zanesville, OH 43701

*No food/drink please.

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 
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West Union, OH 

Thursday, October 26, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Join the Ohio Department of Agriculture for an informal town hall-type meeting designed for open, informal conversations between growers and the ODA about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act produce safety standards in Ohio. Bring your questions for the ODA to answer! There is no registration or cost to attend.

Location:
Adams Co Commissioners Suite 105
215 N Cross St.
West Union, OH 45693

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Members of Women Grow Ohio are invited to join together at Bee Good Gardens in Columbus with Amanda Preston as our host. Please bring something to share for the potluck and don't forget your thinking caps for an afternoon of networking, and putting together a plan for 2018. Our ideas include video and audio podcast topics, creating a list of women-owned businesses that provide needed services for our work, potluck locations and speakers for the networking portion of the event, and more. Our goal is to utilize virtual meetings, and potlucks to create networking, and learning for those of us who want and need to have access to business relationships, and increased knowledge of marketing sustainable business practices. We hope you'll make the time to join us as we learn how to make information and networking available to all of us whether it's online or in person.

Please note: this meeting will be helpful when we meet in November with our parent group, Rural Action to establish how they can be supportive of our goals.

Location:
Bee Good Gardens
1260 Home Acre Drive
Columbus, OH 43229

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00PM - 4:00PM

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On October 29th members of Women Grow Ohio are invited to join together at Bee Good Gardens in Columbus with Amanda Preston as the host. Please bring something to share for the potluck and don't forget your thinking caps for an afternoon (1 pm. To 4 pm.) of networking, and putting together a plan for 2018. Ideas include video and audio podcasts topics, creating a list of women-owned businesses that provide needed services for work, potluck locations and speakers for the networking portion of the event, and more. The goal is to utilize virtual meetings, and potlucks to create networking, and learning for those of us who want and need to have access to business relationships, and increased knowledge of marketing and sustainable business practices. We hope you'll make the time to join Women Grow Ohio as we learn how to make information and networking available to all, whether it's online or in person.

Location:
Bee Good Gardens
1360 Home Acre Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43229

Contact:
Annie Warmke / N/a /

http://beegoodgardens.com/about/

 
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Lisbon, OH 

Thursday, November 2, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Join the Ohio Department of Agriculture for an informal town hall-type meeting designed for open, informal conversations between growers and the ODA about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act produce safety standards in Ohio. Bring your questions for the ODA to answer! There is no registration or cost to attend.

Location:
Columbiana Co Commissioners Meeting Room
105 S Market St.
Lisbon, OH 44432

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

London, OH 

Friday, November 3, 2017 through Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00am Friday - 5:00pm Saturday

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This two-day intensive retreat will help seasoned vegetable farmers advance their earning potential and enhance their management plans to boost soil fertility and yield. Led by long-time organic farming expert Linda Halley, session topics for larger scale sustainable farms will include: growing transplants efficiently; planting from transplants and direct seeding; weed control; meeting demands of distributors, institutions, stores, restaurants, and cooperatives; and picking, washing, packing, cooling, storing, and delivering your products to maximize efficiency and freshness. Participants will also enjoy downtime with informal information sharing and networking on the Procter Center's picturesque grounds.

Cost and Registration: $150 for OEFFA members, $175 for non-members. Price includes Friday night lodging and Friday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Saturday breakfast and lunch. Pre-registration is required by October 26 and space is limited to 35 participants. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/scalingup or send a check made out to OEFFA, along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA, Grow More Vegetables, Make More Money, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, contact Kelly Henderson at (614) 421-2022.

Lodging: While we strongly encourage all attendees to spend Friday night at the Procter Center to build professional networks and share farming knowledge, we understand that an overnight stay may not be possible for everyone. If you want to participate, but cannot spend the night, please contact OEFFA about special arrangements. To learn more about the Procter Center, go to www.proctercenter.org.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.

Location:
Procter Center
11235 State Rte. 38
London, OH 43140

Contact:
OEFFA / 614-421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/scalingup

 

Parma, OH 

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:15 am - 4:00 pm

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The workshop is led by faculty from Ohio State University, Ohio University, Miami University and Antioch College as well as staff from Cleveland Seed Bank. The series involves four workshop locations; each location includes four presenters and a locally catered lunch. The workshop provides professional training for seed savers, growers, and plant breeders; creates the foundation for a statewide seed savers alliance; and expands opportunities and reduces barriers for small-scale seed producers in Ohio. This course is recommended for those with some seed saving experience.

This is a collaborative effort between Ridge & Hollow Seed Alliance, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Miami University, Antioch College, and the Cleveland Seed Bank.

Location:
Cleveland Metroparks: Watershed Stewardship Center
2277 W Ridgewood Dr
Parma, Ohio 44134

Contact:
Jess Chadwell / 740.593.5971 /

https://communityfoodinitiativesorg.presencehost.net/s2s-workshop/

 

Columbus, OH 

Monday, November 6, 2017
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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You are invited to attend the 2017 Ohio Food Policy Summit.

The Ohio Food Policy Summit is an annual event geared toward collaboration and conversation. Any stakeholder involved in food system work in our state is encouraged to attend. Whether you are a member of your local Food Policy Council, involved in a farmers' market or farm-to-school food hub program, or a concerned consumer, this gathering is meant for you.

Each year our summit inspires action by fostering awareness of food policy activities at the local and state level. Please join us to learn about what is happening across the nation and how we can work together on policy initiatives and programs that strengthen Ohio's future food system.

Conference Highlights:

Results of Networking Mapping Project: Identifying who we are, what our priorities are, and how we're communicating

National Food Policy Perspectives: Mike Hamm (Michigan State University) and Emily Broad Lieb (Harvard Law School)


Opportunities for networking and collaboration on statewide projects.

Cost: $10
No charge for students with valid ID. Scholarships are available.
Parking and lunch are included.

Registration Deadline
Wednesday, October 31, 2017

Location:
Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Dr
Columbus, OH 43221

Located at Ohio State University.

Contact:
Amanda Osborne / 216-429-8200 ext. 21 /

http://www.glenn.osu.edu/food

 

The Plains, OH 

Monday, November 6, 2017 through Friday, November 10, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is an introductory but technical course on the design and installation of solar electric systems within residential and light commercial structures. The course will consist of lectures (about 60%) as well as hands-on labs (about 40%). You will work with a working PV system, dismantling and re-installing it, troubleshooting and ensuring its proper operation. You will also learn how to design and build your own solar generator - to get you through those irritating power outages.

Registration is limited to 10 students. This course is offered in partnership with several not-for-profits. The fee for this one-week course is $970 and includes: Instruction, hands-on labs, textbook and lab material, ETA examination, and (in most cases) lunch.

Prepares students to sit for the ETA Photovoltaic Installer (PVI) Level 1.

Location:
Rural Action Headquarters
9030 Hocking Hills Dr
The Plains, Ohio 45780

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/11/06/360/36%7C35%7C34/OTZjYzk2YTk4N

 

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, November 9, 2017
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

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The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) and the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University would like to invite you to The 2017 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference. The conference will be held on November 9th from 8:30am to 2:00pm at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Registrants may choose to attend in person, connect via webinar, or view the recorded program at a more convenient time. The conference is organized by AEDE and features updates on policy changes, key issues, and market behavior with respect to farm, food, energy resources, and the environment.

Featured Speakers include:

•Ani Katchova, Chair, Farm Income Enhancement Program- "Ohio Farm Financial Conditions and Outlook"

•Ben Brown, AEDE Farm Management Program Manager = "Overview of the Farm Management Program"

•Ian Sheldon, Chair, Anderson's Program in International Trade – "Free Trade Agreements: Why They Matter to U.S. Agriculture"

•Carl Zulauf, Professor Emeritus – "Farm Policy"

•George Mokrzan, Director of Economics, Huntington National Bank – "Economic Outlook"

• Gary Schnitkey, Professor and Farm Management Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois – "Agricultural Outlook 2017"

Registration is available online.

Location:
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bueau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Contact:
Kelli Trinoskey / 614-688-1323 /

https://aede.osu.edu/programs/2017-agricultural-policy-and-outlook-conference

 

OEFFA
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022

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