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Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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This year's symposium will have many interesting topics, speakers, vendors, and networking opportunities between vendors and attendees.

Registration is due by Monday, August 22, 2016.

Cost: $35 includes access a continental breakfast and a lunch.

Location:
Rhodes Center Ohio Expo Center
717 East 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

Contact:
Marci Lininger / 614-416-8993 /

http://ohio.apwa.net/EventDetails/9036

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, September 1, 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. Together, we will explore a variety of gourmet tastes in a fermented dinner and learn how to make your own batches of fermentation.

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

Cost: $75.00 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/fermentation-for-health-11/

 

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
7:00 pm

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SEED: The Untold Story is an award winning documentary about the dramatic loss of seed diversity and the future of our food, from the filmmakers behind Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? The film features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, and Winona LaDuke. SEED is executive produced by Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine), and Phil Fairclough (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams).

Location:
Gateway Theatre
1550 N. High St.
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Chuck Lynd, Simply Living / 614-354-6172 /

http://gatewayfilmcenter.org/seed-untold-story/

 

Sunbury, OH 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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-101-17/

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, September 8, 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-8/

 

Wooster, OH 

Thursday, September 8, 2016
2 p.m.

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Attend this field day to learn about OSU's latest research related to organic crop production and inputs. Topics will include a multi-year organic soil management project; oat, corn, and red clover variety trials; cover crops; and more. The field day will include tours of OSU's East and West Badger Farms, Fry Farm, and Hort Unit 1.

Registration: To register, email bielek.4@osu.edu by September 2.

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:
OARDC
Apple Creek Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691

Contact:
Kathy Bielek / (330) 202-3528 /

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

 

Ottawa, OH 

Thursday, September 8, 2016
7-9 p.m.

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Tour participants will see replicated on-farm soil health research plots in a corn-soybean-wheat rotation with three different tillage systems: conventional tillage, long-term no-till, and long-term no-till with cover crop. Other trials include soybeans interplanted into corn for added nitrogen. Changes in soil health, weeds, insects, diseases, and nutrient runoff from the different plot treatments will 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:
SHARP Farm Site
11508 Township Rd. H-11
Ottawa, OH 45875

Contact:
Jim Hoorman / (419) 523-6294 /

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

 

Milan, MI 

Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Are you a farmer seeking a sound way to till the soil, reduce weeds, and promote beneficial insects?

Join the Zilke Vegetable Farm for a demonstration of tillage systems that compliment cover crop residue and reduced tillage.

Light local food snacks will be on offer.

Please RSVP--You can register by sending us an email to sorrrone@msu.edu.

Location:
Zilke Vegetable Farm
12491 Carpenter Rd
Milan, MI 48160.

The farm is located just off Route 27 south of Ann Arbor.

Contact:
Vicki Morrone / (734) 260-2324 /

http://www.michiganorganic.msu.edu

 

Jefferson, OH 

Friday, September 9, 2016
2-4 p.m.

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Tim and Barb Loya of Farm 153 grow nutritious and delicious produce with the goal of enhancing the health and the culinary experience of their customers. They see their soil, air, water, and plants as parts of a complex living system that they build up according to organic methods, applying naturally-occurring inputs and avoiding all synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.

Since they started the farm in 2008, Tim and Barb have learned many expensive and painful lessons. Join this tour to learn how they've improved efficiency and quality and increased scale as they explain some fundamental mistakes that they made that can save beginning growers time, grief, and money. They'll explore how important it is to consistently and effectively execute the basics in every task. They will also discuss their first steps toward discovering and using permaculture techniques to increase their efficiency and production. Visitors will walk away with a list of resources, materials, practices to avoid, and practices to embrace. Produce may be available for purchase on-site.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. To register, email farm 153@yahoo.com with the number of people coming and any questions or farm topics you'd like to hear discussed.

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:
Farm 153
1440 Overly Rd.
Jefferson, OH 44047

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

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

 

Carrollton, OH 

Friday, September 9, 2016 through Sunday, September 11, 2016
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The program is designed to offer women ages 14 and over the opportunity to gain valuable in-the-field skills in an environment that encourages fun and success in the outdoors. This exciting program targets women who want to learn outdoor skills through inexpensive courses addressing such topics as camping, fishing, botany, hiking, canoeing, bird watching, archery, shooting sports and much more! This program will provide the foundation to train women as outdoor educators and develop a network of outdoor enthusiasts with similar interests.

Registration Fee: $160.00

Deadline for registration is Sept. 5 SPACE IS LIMITED! Pre-registration is required!

Registrations received by August 19 will be placed in an "early bird" raffle.

Refunds cannot be made after Sept. 7 – call for availability after that date.

Location:
Camp Muskingum
3266 Dyewood Rd. SW
Carrollton, OH 44615

Contact:
Amy Butterfield / (614) 327-1041 /

http://www.nwtf.org

 

North Bend, OH 

Saturday, September 10, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Carriage House Farm presents it's farm-to-table dinner series featuring a wide selection of Cincinnati's finest chefs.

Each dinner will reflect the personality of the chef(s) and the seasonality of the ingredients available on the farm.

Up to thirteen guests will enjoy an intimate open air-dinner of multiple courses on Carriage House Farm's dinning terrace. Chefs will prepare the food on a wood-fired oven and grill in full view of the guests.

This dinner, No. 9, will feature late-summer items, prepared by Chef Derek Dos Anjos, owner of The Anchor OTR.

Alcohol is not served.

Ticket holders will be presented a menu from which they can pair their own drink selections which they are welcome and encouraged to bring to the dinner.

Location:
Carriage House Farm LLC
10251 Miamiview Road
North Bend, OH 45052

Contact:
Carriage House Farm, Richard Stewart / (513) 967-1106 /

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-on-farm-dinner-series-dinner-no-9-tickets-23126828968

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Monday, September 12, 2016
6:30-8pm

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Learn to put cover crops to work for you this fall and winter. Cover crops can suppress weeds, kill disease organisms, add nitrogen, and make your garden more productive and healthier next season. Melinda O'Briant, farmer and Turner Farm Adult Education Director, will cover when, why, and how to use cover crops. Cover crop seed will also be available for purchase at the class.

The class is free and open to the public.

Advance registration is requested by Friday, September 9. To register or for additional information please contact Peter Huttinger.

Location:
The Centennial Barn, Gubbio Room
110 Compton Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45215

Contact:
Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm / 513-561-7400 /

http://www.turnerfarm.org

 

Lexington, KY 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
6:00 pm

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For one night, Celebrity Chef Anthony Lamas is creating a menu just for you and a very limited number of special guests to benefit The Kentucky Equine Humane Center. Gather your fellow foodie friends and experience his mouthwatering, farm-to-table three course meal with wine pairings using all locally sourced ingredients. Combined with live acoustic music, a wine and bourbon auction, it will be the most memorable night you have had in a long time.

$125/person – includes hors d'oeuvres, three-course meal, open bar, wine and bourbon auction, entertainment.

Dinner is presented by Glenn Ford, Kentucky Proud, Excel Equine & LV Harkness

Location:
Ballantrae Farm
4200 Old Frankfort Pk.
Lexington, KY 40510

Contact:
Betsy Cohen / 859-987-5707 /

https://lexharvestforhorses.eventbrite.com

 

Bowling Green, OH 

Thursday, September 15, 2016
8-9:30 a.m.

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Hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) and the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF), Eric Pawlowski of OEFFA will discuss organic production methods as an alternative and profitable strategy for growers. He will also cover market opportunities, constraints, and how to achieve regionally and nationally recognized certifications. The breakfast forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends, and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.
Cost: $10/person. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance.

Location:
Agricultural Incubator Foundation
13737 Middleton Pike
Bowling Green, OH

Contact:
CIFT / 419-535-6000 /

http://www.ciftinnovation.org

 

Piketon, OH 

Thursday, September 15, 2016
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Pumpkin Field Night is being held in conjunction with OSU South Center's 25th Anniversary Celebration. This field night is for all pumpkin growers. Brad Bergefurd will host the event, which will take place in the pumpkin field where 70 varieties are being grown. Registration is required by September 13.

Location:
OSU South Centers
Piketon, OH

Contact:
Charissa E. Gardner / 740.289.2071 /

http://www.southcenters.osu.edu

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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When do you use the pressure canner and when is it safe to water bath?

Join Glass Rooster Cannery in a class discussing the history, safety and science behind pressure canning with a hands-on lesson making fresh stew and pressure canning it to create a safe shelf product for your pantry.

We will eat a meal with the hearty soup we create while you get your questions answered.

Each participant takes home a jar of soup.

Cost: $59.00 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-pressure-canning-101-14/

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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Columbus OH 43214

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