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Battle Creek, MI 

Monday, August 1, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Join Michigan State University Student Organic Farm if you are looking to start or improve summer production from your hoophouse,

Get tips on successful varieties to grow in the hoophouse,

Get ideas on successful, time tested production schedules,

See all the aspects of summer tunnel farming - from pests issues to harvest and sales possibilities,
this workshop is for YOU!

$150 for 1 person ($40 additional for a 2nd person from the same farm)

Location:
Green Gardens Farm
14201 H Drive N
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Green Gardens Farm – Battle Creek, MI (morning) Ten Hens Farm - Bath, MI (afternoon)

Contact:
Megan DeLeeuw / 734-718-5506 /

http://www.msuorganicfarm.org/farmer-field-school.html

 

Sunbury, OH 

Monday, August 1, 2016 through Thursday, August 4, 2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Send your child, kindergarten through sixth grade, to Glass Rooster Cannery for camp this year!

We will pick our ingredients out of the garden each day and create fresh, kid friendly lunches. In between, we will learn about growing our food, nature, ecology and more in a week of farm to fork food and crafts with your child in mind.

Tickets per person: $180.00

Sibling Discount: $150.00

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/kids-can-cook-and-craft-camp-session-ii/

 

Battle Creek, MI 

Monday, August 1, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A hands-on workshop covering the nuts and bolts of successful planning, production, post-harvest handling, packaging, and marketing of summer fruit under hoops (tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers). The workshop will also cover ginger, sweet potatoes, and basil.

Led by experienced hoophouse growers and hosted on their farms, content includes an overview of the varieties and techniques that have worked best for them including plant dates, fertility, trellis systems, pest and disease management, harvesting, marketing and more. Don't miss this chance to see their operations and learn from two expert growers in the field.

Cost: $150 for 1 person ($40 for a 2nd person from the same farm)

Presenters: Trent Thompson, Green Gardens Farm and Adam Montri, Ten Hens Farm, facilitated by Jeremy Moghtader, MSU Student Organic Farm/Organic Farmer Training Program

Location:
Green Gardens Farm
14201 H Dr. N
Battle Creek, MI

Contact:
Tom Cary / (616) 916-9823 /

http://www.msuorganicfarm.org/farmer-field-school.html

 

Sunbury, OH 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Join Glass Rooster Cannery and make jam while you learn to put up your harvest in a water bath canning lesson!

We will offer a variety of fruit and creative add-ins to create your own signature jar of jam.

Taste your way through samples as we discuss the ins and outs of the process of water bath canning, then get ready for a hands-on lesson.

Each participant takes home a jar of jam.

Cost: $49.00 per person

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/we-can-water-bath-canning-101-15/

 

Sears, MI 

Thursday, August 4, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Join Morgan's Doo Crew for our Soil Health Seminar! Registration is now live!

Jim Byrum, of MABA will be our keynote speaking this year! This is our 20 year anniversary and our theme this year is "Morgan Composting in Michigan Ag: 20 years & Still Growing Strong" Be sure to save the date on your calendar and see how we DOO!!

Location:
Morgan Composting
4353 US Hwy 10
Sears, MI 49679

Contact:
Justin Morgan / (231) 734-2451 /

http://www.dairydoo.com/calendar-of-events/?even

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, August 4, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Fermented foods offer a world of health benefits and gourmet options!

Join Glass Rooster Cannery for a discussion on the benefits of fermentation as a preservation method. We will explore a variety of gourmet tastes in a fermented dinner together and learn how to make your own batches of fermentation.

Plan on taking fermentation starters home to care for and enjoy.

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/fermentation-for-health-10/

 

Granville, OH 

Thursday, August 4, 2016
7-8 p.m.

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When the Granville Schools Sustainability Project started almost 10 years ago, its goals were simple: to develop and maintain a sustainable garden to help students appreciate the "bounty" of their food and to take into account the land, resources, and labor required to produce it. As the project grew, however, they realized it could accomplish much more.

Jim Redding will explain how this project is encouraging his students to get involved in shaping the future and increasing their understandings of curriculum-related subjects such as conventional and sustainable agriculture, pollution, biodiversity, solid waste management, genetics, plant development and propagation, ecosystems, and species interaction. He will also explore how it is providing opportunities for collaboration with other teachers, subjects, grade levels, and schools, while engaging students with the natural world and enhancing the school grounds.

Tour the school garden, aquaponics system, hoop house, raised beds, bee hives, and see permaculture principles in practice while hearing how the project has become a growing part of the school lunch program and helped fuel discussions about diet and health. Join Jim for an evening of "show and tell" and hear more about the school's story.


This event is offered by The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Granville High School
248 New Burg St.
Granville, OH 43023

Contact:
Jim Reding / (740) 334-2085 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Grafton, OH 

Thursday, August 4, 2016
1-4 p.m.

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Women Grow Ohio (WGO), in partnership with Rural Action, invites the public to tour and learn about women owned or operated farmsteads. This Farm Fair will gather women farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, and food producers from northeast Ohio to discuss and showcase their work. Aggie's Rest will act as the convening host site, and will offer tours and insight to their operations. Gather with women farmers to participate in farm tours, informational sessions, networking, and fun!

The Farm Fair is free to the public, but RSVPs are requested.

Women farmers who are interested in being participants in the Farm Fairs are urged to contact Annie Warmke at annie@bluerockstation.com or (740) 674-4300.

Women Grow Ohio (WGO) is a volunteer based group that was formed in 2015 to demonstrate the important work of Ohio women working in agriculture as farmers, homesteaders, urban growers/homesteaders, and backyard garden producers. For more information about Women Grow Ohio's work, visit www.womengrowohio.com.

Rural Action is a membership based organization working to build sustainable local economies in Appalachian Ohio. For more information about Rural Action's work visit www.ruralaction.org.

Location:
Aggie's Rest
19107 Avon Belden Rd.
Grafton, OH

Contact:
Annie Warmke / (740) 674-4300 /

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecfreanmebd55d29&llr=du8cg7iab

 

Ravenna, OH 

Friday, August 5, 2016
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Making money from your pastured poultry requires careful planning, sound budgeting, and effective management. Join Ami Gignac and Tim Fox of Breakneck Acres and Casey Rogers of Fertrell for a day-long look at profitably raising healthy layers and broilers on pasture. Ami and Casey will connect financial health and flock health during this session exploring planning and forecasting, budgeting and cost tracking, operations, nutrition and feed mixing, disease management, and financial analysis and pricing. Attendees will receive customizable spreadsheet files with profit and loss statements for broilers and layers. A livestock and poultry specialist for Fertrell, Casey Rogers works with hundreds of pastured and organic farms across the country.

Cost and Registration: $50 for OEFFA members, $70 for non-members. Price includes lunch. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/poultryinmotion.

This workshop is one of 21 farm tours and workshops OEFFA is offering this summer as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Breakneck Acres
2743 Summit Rd.
Ravenna, OH 44266

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, August 6, 2016
2-4 p.m.

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Urban Farms of Central Ohio, an initiative of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, transforms vacant and underutilized sites in underserved neighborhoods into productive, sustainable urban farms that provide low-income, food insecure residents increased access to fresh, local produce. Tour Clarfield Farm, the initiative's first project, which has been fully transformed into a thriving year-round farm with three high tunnel structures. The farm operates on three acres of land at a vacant elementary school property in the Marion-Franklin neighborhood, selling a portion of its crops directly to local restaurants and at a farmers' market. In turn, this supports their ability to feed the neighborhood through a pay-what-you-can farm stand.

This event is offered by The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Clarfield Farm
3220 Groveport Rd.
Columbus, OH 43207

Contact:
Dana Hilfinger / (734) 276-1895 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Jefferson, OH 

Saturday, August 6, 2016
1-3:30 p.m.

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At Red Beet Row, a new 14 acre education farm, Stephanie Blessing and Jon Wright experiment with permaculture and holistic growing and building methods. They teach the best of what they've learned during on-farm classes. Join this tour to see their passive solar underground greenhouse, mobile animal shelters, hugelkultur (mound) beds, polyculture gardens, and more! On-farm products will be available for sale (cash only please).

Registration: To register, call (440) 316-2338 or email redbeetrow@yahoo.com.

This event is offered by Ashtabula Local Food Council as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Red Beet Row
2873 E. Maple Rd.
Jefferson, OH 44047

Contact:
Ashtabula Local Food Council / (440) 261-5112 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 7, 2016
2-4 p.m.

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Cooke Forest Edibles and Medicinals is a small farm company that currently grows on an acre of wet clay soil at the back of a three acre city lot that makes up part of the head waters for Adena brook. Bethani Turley and Chris Burney started their farm based on ideas about biodiversity and land management that they learned through permaculture, agroforestry, and experienced friends. The garden contains a wide variety of perennial and annual plants in an attempt to mimic the eastern deciduous forest biome. Stop by and see the garden in all of its mid-summer abundance!

This event is offered by the Columbus Agrarian Society as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Cooke Forest Edibles and Medicinals
4166 Maize Rd.
Columbus, OH 43224

Contact:
Columbus Agrarian Society / (614) 557-8902 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 7, 2016
1-2 p.m.

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The Columbus Growing Collective is an eclectic group of farmers, restauranteurs, social entrepreneurs, and environmentalists whose mantra is sustainable production with a social purpose. The group operates a multi-location urban farm which includes shipping containers, rooftops, in-ground growing, and high-tunnels. This tour will take place at the group's two acre flagship farm, known as the Italian Village Urban Farm, which is located in the center of one of Columbus's newest mixed use urban developments, known as Jeffrey Place. Participants will tour the entire farm, stopping along the way to learn about the unique social programming initiatives and strategic community partnerships which have developed at the farm. The group's evolving relationship with A&R Creative Group—which owns some of the most innovative farm to table concept restaurants in Columbus—will also be discussed.

This event is offered by The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Italian Village Urban Farm
701 N. 4th St.
Columbus, OH 43202

Contact:
Joel Harris / (614) 746-0885 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Urbana, OH 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
2:00 pm

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Attend the FSA Webinar
Need Commodity Storage? The Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) can help!

The Farm Storage Facility Loan Program provides low-interest financing so producers can build or upgrade permanent or portable facilities to store commodities. Learn how this program may be able to help your operation.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in these webinars should contact Tanya Brown at 202-690-1700 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 at least three business days prior to the webinar.

To register for any of the below listed webinars, visit www.fsa.usda.gov/outreach and click on "Outreach Webinars." The webinars will be recorded for future viewing.

Location:
Champaign County Farm Service Agency Office
1512 US Highway 68 S
Urbana, OH 43078

Contact:
Leah Smith / 937-484-5527 /

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/outreach.

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, August 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Join Glass Rooster Cannery and make your own fresh mozzarella cheese!

Learn simple techniques to produce a plain, salted loaf of creamy goodness or spice things up by adding aromatic herbs and spices. Then, our cheese will become the centerpiece as we sample hors d'ouervers and choose the class' favorite combination.

Leave with your cheese, recipes and the confident ability to master mozzarella at home.

Cost: $55.00 per person

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/mozzarella-cheese-making-7/

 

Piketon, OH 

Thursday, August 11, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Join the OSU South Centers Business Development Network for a Renewable Energy for Rural Businesses Information Session. The program will include experts from Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

There is no cost to attend the session.

8:30am Sign-In and Networking

9:00am Solar Energy in Agriculture: Considerations for Investing in Photovoltaic Solar Systems, Eric Romich, Ohio State University Extension

10:30am Renewable Energy Development, Opportunities and Responsibilities for Farm, Small

Business and Residential Energy Consumers, Dale Arnold, Director, Energy Services,Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

11:15am USDA Resources for Renewable Energy, Randy Monhemius, USDA Rural Development

12:00 pm Adjourn

Location:
OSU South Centers Endeavor Center
1862 Shvyille Road
Piketon, OH 45661

Contact:
Jennifer Dunn / 740-289-1605 /

http://southcenters.osu.edu

 

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

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