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Custar, OH 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered how certain farming practices can impact water quality? Do you know how water moves through and over your farmland and if this is causing a positive or negative impact on water quality? The American Farmland Trust will host the Women's Learning: Farming for Clean Water. Attendees will gain an understanding of the basic practices that will help retain nutrients in your fields while preventing them from becoming run-off that can have a negative effect on water quality. The cost to attend is $10, lunch will be provided.

Location:
Northwest Agricultural Research Station OARDC
4240 Range Line Rd.
Custar, OH 43511

Contact:
American Farmland Trust / 1-866-792-6248 /

https://www.farmland.org/womens-learning-circle-farming-for-clean-water

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
3:00pm

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Kent Solberg, Grazing and Livestock Specialist with the Sustainable Farming Association, will discuss options for creating a forage chain by sequencing annual, perennial, and stored forages to feed your ruminant animals. Join FACT to learn how a well-designed forage chain can offer multiple benefits to your farm - including extending the grazing season and reducing feed costs.

Webinars are hosted by FACT for farmers. Webinars are free of charge. Register for as many as you like!

To Register, please visit the following link: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED54D98480463F

Location:
Webinar

Contact:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) / (773) 525-4952 /

http://www.foodanimalconcernstrust.org/farmer

 

The Plains, OH 

Thursday, May 31, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Join Mark Cohen and Greg Howard of the Southeast Ohio Chapter of the Bionutrient Food Association (BFA) for a meeting and potluck on Thursday evening, May 31st. Mark Cohen, the local BFA chapter president, is going to cover topics including the continuation of biostimulates and energy security. If you're interested in increasing the quality of your food supply, attending and participating in BFA would aid in your knowledge growth.

Please RSVP to let us know if you are planning to attend.

Learn more about BFA and one of their most ambitious projects, A Tool for Testing Nutrient Quality:http://bionutrient.org/site/2017-07-21/tool-testing-nutrient-quality-prototype-production

Location:
Rural Action
9030 Hocking Hills Dr.
The Plains, OH 45780

Contact:
Mary McMartin / (740) 507-2088 /

http://bionutrient.org/site/

 

Bainbridge, OH 

Friday, June 1, 2018 through Sunday, June 3, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 PM

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Olivia Carril, Author of Bees in Your Backyard, will teach hands-on workshop that includes bee identification using microscopes as well as field experiences with plant and bee experts.

There has recently been a positive shift in our perspective toward insects. More and more we are awakening to the dramatic lives of insects and our utter dependency upon them. Attracting pollinators to our gardens is becoming as popular as cultivating the plants that nourish them. We are even investing in near-focus binoculars to watch them! Thus we are proud to host a weekend of courses that will greatly advance your knowledge of pollinators – taught by experts who also happen to be extraordinary teachers. We encourage you to read up on our speakers' biographies.

THE SATURDAY COURSE focuses on bees, their natural history, and their identification, including an afternoon trip to the field to watch bees in action while practicing ID skills. There are roughly 20,000 species of bees world-wide and over 400 species in Ohio, ranging in size from .2 inches to an inch long. If communal living, cooperative food collecting efforts, and specialized social roles drives the evolution of intelligence, then bees and wasps are the "primates" of the insect world. In this course we will study not just the charismatic bumblebees and carpenter bees, but the smaller sweat bees, mason bees, and leafcutting bees that often go unnoticed.

THE SUNDAY COURSE focuses on cultivating bees in your backyard and designing your gardens to be able to shelter a high diversity of native pollinators. You will learn pollinator gardening basics, how to shift your garden to "go native," how to identify common backyard pollinators, the importance of providing native nectar sources, how to include host plants for fascinating caterpillar species, and where to purchase native plants. You will also be taught how to create specialized habitats for bee nests in your backyard by crafting your own take-home bee shelters for a variety of species.

Location:
Arc of Appalachia
7660 Cave Road
Bainbridge, OH 45612

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / 330-263-3723 /

http://arcofappalachia.org/bee-workshop/

 

Sycamore, OH 

Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 Pm

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Enjoy a Saturday morning on H&M Farm and learn how to successfully raise goats on pasture.

Join Mike & Angie Hall on a tour of their pasture based meat goat operation. Mike & Angie have over 15 years of experience grazing their herd of 40 meat goats on pasture. Topics covered include rotational grazing methods, when and how much to graze, types of fence, managing internal parasites, and much more. This is a great opportunity for small farmers - beginners or experienced - to learn from actual farmers who manage pastures for goat production. Cost is $25/person or $40/farm couple payable day of workshop. Registration is required before May 31st.

Location:
H&M Family Farms
980 Brokenwood Rd.
Sycamore, OH 44882

Contact:
Mike / (419) 561-8280 /

http://hmfamilyfarms.yolasite.com/

 

Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Enjoy a Saturday morning on the farm as we discuss how to successfully raise goats on pasture. Join Mike & Angie Hall on a tour of their pasture based meat goat operation. Mike & Angie have over 15 years of experience grazing their herd of 40 meat goats on pasture. Topics covered include rotational grazing methods, when and how much to graze, types of fence, managing internal parasites, and much more. This is a great opportunity for small farmers - beginners or experienced - to learn from actual farmers who manage pastures for goat production. Cost is $25/person or $40/farm couple payable day of workshop. Registration is required before May 31st. Contact Mike at 419-561-8280 for more information or to register.

Location:
H & M Family Farms
980 Brokensword Rd.
Sycamore, OH 44882

Contact:
Mike Hall / 419-561-8280 /

http://hmfamilyfarms.yolasite.com/

 

Hamilton, OH 

Saturday, June 2, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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This event empowers women to:
• become more comfortable with agricultural equipment.
• have a greater knowledge of general operation.
• become more safety minded while operating equipment.

Space is limited. Registration is required so please reserve your spot by May 18, 018. The cost $10.

Location:
Brown's Family Farm Market
11620 Hamilton Cleves Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45013

Contact:
OSU Extension / (513) 887-3722 /

https://u.osu.edu/ohwomeninag/2018/05/01/womens-tractor-operation-safety-program/

 

Delaware, Ohio 

Monday, June 4, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Learn from bee expert Olivia Carril at a day-long native bee workshops. This year's "Bee Tour" will focus on practical ID in the field, using cameras or phones to capture images, and citizen science for everyone. We'll practice hands-on bee identification through microscopes and exploration in the field with Olivia and a team of biology experts.

Location:
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / 330-263-3723 /

http://u.osu.edu/beelab/bees-in-your-backyard-2018/

 

Newark, OH 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Learn from bee expert Olivia Carril at one of three day-long native bee workshops. This year's "Bee Tour" will focus on practical ID in the field, using cameras or phones to capture images, and citizen science for everyone. We'll practice hands-on bee identification through microscopes and exploration in the field with Olivia and a team of biology experts.

Sponsored by the The Dawes Arboretum, The Ohio State University Bee Lab, Stratford Ecological Center, the Arc of Appalachia and The University of Mount Union.

Location:
The Dawes Arboretum
7770 Jacksontown Rd. SE
Newark, OH 43056

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / 330-263-3723 /

http://u.osu.edu/beelab/bees-in-your-backyard-2018/

 

Minerva, OH 

Thursday, June 7, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Learn from bee expert Olivia Carril at one of three day-long native bee workshops. This year's "Bee Tour" will focus on practical ID in the field, using cameras or phones to capture images, and citizen science for everyone. We'll practice hands-on bee identification through microscopes and exploration in the field with Olivia and a team of biology experts.

Sponsored by the The Dawes Arboretum, The Ohio State University Bee Lab, Stratford Ecological Center, the Arc of Appalachia and The University of Mount Union.

Location:
The Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center of the University of Mount Union Minerva
16146 Daniel St NE
Minerva, OH 44657

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / 330-263-3723 /

http://u.osu.edu/beelab/bees-in-your-backyard-2018/

 

Lexington, KY 

Thursday, June 7, 2018
1-4 p.m.

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Developing an effective weed management system integrated throughout the production process can reduce weed pressures and labor costs. Join the Organic Association of Kentucky and the University of Kentucky (UK) Department of Horticulture and Center for Crop Diversification for this field day overview of the mechanical and cultural controls used on the 30 acre University of Kentucky Organic Farming Unit, hosted by UK's Mark Williams and Kristi Durbin.  Through discussion, handouts, and demonstration, participants will see the entire weed control system while gaining a deeper understanding of how to combine strategies to effectively control weeds, including: crop rotation, cover cropping and mulching, bed preparation, stale seedbed cultivation, scale-appropriate cultivating tools, between-row cultivation, and in-row cultivation. This field day is geared towards production farmers and will highlight mid- to large-scale farm cultivation and weed control. UK's Organic Farming Unit has produced and sold certified organic fruit, vegetables, flowers, and herbs for more than a decade. This highly diversified farm markets through a community supported agriculture program, farm stands, and wholesale channels, and is used to train students in a farming apprenticeship program.

Cost and Registration: $5 for OAK members, $10 for non-members. To register, go to www.oak-ky.org/field-days.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
University of Kentucky Horticulture Research Farm
4321 Emmert Farm Ln.
Lexington, KY 40514

Contact:
Brooke Gentile / (502) 219-7378 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

 

Pomeroy, OH 

Saturday, June 9, 2018
1-4 p.m.

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Join Snowville Creamery for a party to celebrate another year of creating delicious dairy products! Chat with Snowvillains, explore the milk plant and Melody Holler Farm, and enjoy other educational tours. There will also be live music, interactive activities for the kids, baby calves, recipe samples, cooking demonstrations, and Snowville's famous bicycle-churned ice cream.

This event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
Snowville Creamery
32623 State Rte. 143
Pomeroy, OH 45769

Contact:
Snowville Creamery / (740) 698-2340 /

http://www.snowvillecreamery.com

 

Dalton, OH 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Venture Heritage Farm is located in the rolling hills of northeast Ohio. A wide range of crops are grown on the farm including: edible beans, open pollinated corn, spelt, and einkorn for human consumption and hay, hybrid corn and soybeans sold as commodities to local dairy farmers. Produce and flowers are sold on the farm through a unique partnership with local businesses. The farm also serves as the primary testing site for the Steiner family's new Tilmor equipment which is designed and manufactured nearby. The farm also hosts seasonal farm-to-table meal experiences, floral arranging classes, and other community events. During this tour, Lydell Steiner will facilitate a hands-on demonstration on the variety of tools used in mechanical weed control, along with the Tilmor equipment being tested. Jon Detweiler, the farm manager, will discuss growing grains, vegetable production, and soil health and Kirsten Detweiler will share information about farm-to-table and other on-farm events.

Directions: From Rte. 30, travel 1 mile south on Kidron Rd. Turn east on Arnold Rd. Venture Heritage Farm is on the south side of the road at the back of a long lane.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours.

Location:
Venture Heritage Farm
13777 Arnold Rd.
Dalton, OH 44618

Contact:
Lydell Steiner / (330) 466-4378 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

 

Urbana, OH 

Thursday, June 14, 2018
9:00 am - 11:30 am

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Land is an important investment; one that is often passed down through generations. Farmland needs to be monitored and cared for to maintain the value and sustainability if it is to be enjoyed and profitable for future generations. Nearly 50% of landowners in Ohio are female. If you fall into this statistic and want to learn more about your land, farming and conservation practices and how to successfully pass it on to the next generation, this program is for you!

The series runs every other Thursday, June 14 through August 23 from 9:00-11:30 in the Champaign County Community Center Auditorium in Urbana, Ohio. It is $50 for the series. If you are only able to attend a couple of session, it is $10 per session but there is a lot of value in getting to know other participants in the series and talking with them each week.

This interactive workshop series provides women landowners with the confidence, skills, and resources necessary to interact with tenants and ensure the integrity of their land is preserved for future generations.

Please register by June 4th. Registration includes all materials and refreshments.

June 14 – Building Soil Structure
June 28 – Implementing Conservation
July 12 – Value of the Land Beyond the Dollar
July 26 – Transition and Succession Planning
Aug 9 – Leasing Contracts and Budgets
Aug 23 –Field Visit

Location:
Champaign County Community Center Auditorium
1512 South US Hwy 68
Urbana, OH 43078

Contact:
Amanda Douridas / 937-484-1526 /

http://go.osu.edu/agevents

 

Bradford, OH 

Saturday, June 16, 2018
10 a.m.

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King and Sons Poultry Services is a family-owned and operated custom poultry processor, serving flocks of all sizes. They are one of the only USDA-inspected custom poultry slaughter houses in Ohio, which means there is a USDA inspector that oversees each bird slaughter. They are also inspected to process certified organic birds. Join the tour of their facilities, ask questions, and find out how you can add efficiency to your process.

Directions: From Piqua/I-75, take Exit 74 for Rte. 41. Drive west approximately 8 miles into Covington. Turn right on Rte. 48 N. Drive about 3 miles and turn left on Rte. 185 W. Drive 4 miles and turn left on Rte. 721 S. Drive 0.5 miles and turn right on Horatio-Harris Creek Rd. The farm is on the left in approximately 3 miles.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
King and Sons Poultry Services
8091 Horatio-Harris Creek Rd.,
Bradford, OH 45308

Contact:
Levi and Marilyn King / (937) 448-2448 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

 

Ethics in Beekeeping 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
9:00am

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Kim Flottum, author and editor of Bee Culture Magazine, will be presenting on the topic of "Ethics in Beekeeping".

This is the third webinar in a six part series hosted by The Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology.

All webinars are free, and registration is not required.

To join a webinar, follow the link posted below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Location:
Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / 330-263-3723 /

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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Columbus OH 43214

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