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The New Year’s Resolution for Direct Marketing

Free online webinar 

Friday, December 19, 2014
12pm-1pm

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Growers and producers — have you ever wondered how to go about marketing your business and products to consumers? Would you like to know the steps to take now to help position your food business for success in the upcoming year? Answers to these questions and more are available to growers, producers and anyone in the agriculture and food industry through a new free webinar offered by Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

The webinar will be led by Christie Welch, director of the South Centers' Ohio Cooperative Development Center and farmers market program, and will focus on tips farmers and producers can take to set a good marketing business foundation for the new year.

The webinars is part of a larger series of free webinars that were offered by CFAES’s Direct Marketing team throughout the year. The seminars, which hit on a broad array of topics and interests, are still available for viewing at go.osu.edu/directmarketingwebinars. More information on direct marketing can also be found at directmarketing.osu.edu.


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The Fascinating Life of the Honeybee

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, January 12, 2015
7-9 p.m.

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OEFFA’s Heart of Ohio Chapter has announced their meeting and event schedule for the 2014-2015 season. All events begin with a short business meeting, which usually features farm policy updates, and include a discussion geared toward both urban and rural gardeners and farmers. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Dr. Joe Latshaw, Latshaw Apiaries, will be leading the discussion.

Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr., Alexandria, OH

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 

More Than Honey

Columbus, OHio 

Thursday, January 15, 2015
6:30pm-9:30pm

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“More Than Honey” is a film about protecting and saving honey bees, which are responsible for pollinating the majority of the world’s food crops. Ticket and fee is $6.25

COSI Columbus
333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH

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http://cosi.org/families/adults/category/sustainability-series

 

OEFFA Board Meeting

Location TBD 

Sunday, January 25, 2015
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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OEFFA's Education and Certification boards will meet. For an agenda or additional details, contact Carol Goland.


Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

 

OEFFA Lake Effect Chapter Meeting

Burton, OH 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
6:30 p.m.

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Join OEFFA's Lake Effect chapter for a meeting with guest speaker Hunter Morrison of the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium (NEOSCC).

With federal funding, NEOSCC’s stated mission is “to create conditions for a more vibrant, resilient, and sustainable Northeast Ohio... that is full of vitality, a good steward of its built and natural resources, and that is adaptable and responsive to change."

The publication of their final report includes four broad strategies to improve quality of life in northeast Ohio: “Strengthen our established communities," "Increase our transportation choices," "Preserve and protect our natural resources," and "Promote collaboration and efficiency."

The organization and its report have not been without controversy. Individuals interested in preserving local food systems can use this opportunity to have their voices heard as part of this conversation about improving the future of our region.

All are welcome to attend this opportunity to learn more and ask tough relevant questions, while maintaining a respectful and civil tone.

A refreshment table will be set up for a potluck. Please bring a dish and/or drink to share!

Kent State University Geauga Campus (commons area)
14111 Claridon-Troy Rd., Burton, OH

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Steve Corso /

 

Michael Pollan Lecture

New Albany, OH 

Thursday, January 29, 2015
7:30pm

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Michael Pollan will be the featured speaker as part of the Jefferson Lecture Series and is sponsored by the New Albany Community Foundation and Healthy New Albany.

McCoy Center
New Albany, OH

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http://www.ticketmaster.com/the-jefferson-series-with-michael-pollan-new-albany-ohio-01-29-2015/event/05004

 

OEFFA's 36th Annual Conference

Granville, OH 

Friday, February 13, 2015 through Sunday, February 15, 2015

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OEFFA invites you to its 36th annual conference, Sustainable Agriculture: Renewing Ohio’s Heart and Soil, for an inspiring weekend acquiring new knowledge and skills and making new friends and business contacts.

Ohio’s largest sustainable food and farm conference in Granville will feature keynote speakers Doug Gurian-Sherman and and Alan Guebert; approximately 100 workshops on sustainable farming, gardening, homesteading, cooking, and livestock; a trade show; local and organic meals, a kids’ conference and childcare, full-day pre-conferences on Friday, February 13, Saturday night entertainment, and more!

Conference registration will open in December.

Granville Middle School
248 New Burg St., Granville, OH

Contact:
OEFFA / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/conference2015

 

Developing a Planting Schedule, Greenhouse Work, Succession Planting, and Other Related Topics

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, March 9, 2015
7-9 p.m.

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OEFFA’s Heart of Ohio Chapter has announced their meeting and event schedule for the 2014-2015 season. All events begin with a short business meeting, which usually features farm policy updates, and include a discussion geared toward both urban and rural gardeners and farmers. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Erin Harvey, The Kale Yard, will be leading the discussion.

Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr., Alexandria, OH

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 

Dormant Pruning Workshop

Wooster, OH 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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The workshop addresses the needs of individuals and landscape businesses regarding how to begin pruning, which branches to prune, and how much to prune. Registration is $50. Pre-registration is required; participation is limited.

Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
2122 Williams Rd., Wooster, OH

Contact:


http://secrest.osu.edu

 

A Garden for Every Space

Westerville, OH 

Saturday, March 21, 2015
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m

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Jorgensen Farms is thrilled to present “A Garden for Every Space,” featuring author Stacey Hirvela. Stacey is the author of “Edible Spots and Pots: Small-Space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds, and More.” She will present an all-day workshop featuring techniques from her book for growing food in containers and tight spaces. Space is limited.

Jorgensen Farms
5851 East Walnut Street, Westerville, OH

Contact:


http://www.jorgensen-farms.com/garden_for_every_space.php

 

Pruning Fruit Trees

Alexandria, OH 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
7-9 p.m.

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OEFFA’s Heart of Ohio Chapter has announced their meeting and event schedule for the 2014-2015 season. All events begin with a short business meeting, which usually features farm policy updates, and include a discussion geared toward both urban and rural gardeners and farmers. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Andy Lynd, Lynd Fruit Farm, will be leading the discussion.

Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr., Alexandria, OH

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 

2015 Permaculture Design Certification Course

Cleveland, OH 

Saturday, February 14, 2015 through Sunday, April 19, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m

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This Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course delivers an intensive, introductory curriculum that certifies students in core permaculture principles and practical techniques for restoring damaged ecosystems and building social and economic stability within our communities. PDC’s are a unique opportunity for anyone working in sustainable agriculture, community-building, design and architecture to further build their design skills.
PDC students complete and present a full permaculture site design as part of their certification. They get first-hand experience in site evaluation and mapping, client interviews, design approaches and presentation formats. Students who complete all course hours and successfully complete their design project receive a Permaculture Design Consultant’s Certificate. The certificate is a pre-requisite for further advanced training in permaculture design and teacher training courses.

Taught by instructors Peter Bane, Mark Cohen, Jonathan Hull, Marilyn McHugh, Chris Kennedy, Allison Hurley and local guests.

The course runs Saturdays and Sundays on the following weekends: February 14 – 15, February 28 – March 1, March 14 – 15, March 21 – 22, March 28 – 29, April 11 – 12, and April 18 – 19.

Overnight lodging is available on-site for a limited number of out-of-town students.

The course will also include one weekend trip to Athens, Ohio (April 11 – 12, 2015) to explore its well-developed local food system and visit the farmsite and intentional community of instructor Mark Cohen. Carpooling will be arranged.

Additional supplemental events and learning opportunities will be available on off weekends and evenings.
Register by December 15: $950. After December 15: $1,050. Financial aid available.


Contact:
/ (267) 423-0340 /

http://greentriangle.org/permaculture-design-certification/

 

Cat Run Ranch Flower Farm Tour

Newark, OH 

Monday, May 11, 2015
6:30 p.m.

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OEFFA’s Heart of Ohio Chapter has announced their meeting and event schedule for the 2014-2015 season. All events begin with a short business meeting, which usually features farm policy updates, and include a discussion geared toward both urban and rural gardeners and farmers. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Mark and Karen McVay will take chapter members on a tour of their flower farm and also discuss the many topics related to backyard/commercial flower growing. This tour is for both the serious flower grower and the backyard grower.

Cat Run Ranch Flower Farm
1485 Sportsman Club Rd., Newark, OH

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 

 

OEFFA

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

Phone: (614) 421-2022   Fax: (614) 421-2011