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Columbus, OH 

Sunday, February 25, 2018
February 25 - February 27

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The Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts is currently planning our upcoming Annual Meeting, "FROM DUST TO DIAMONDS: Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future," which will take place on February 25-27 at the Columbus Renaissance Hotel. The excitement stems from the fact that This year's meeting is our 75th Celebration! So this meeting is going to be very special!

Location:
Columbus Renaissance Hotel
50 N 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact:
Mindy Bankey / 614-784-1900 /

http://www.ofswcd.org

 

Greenville, OH 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
9:30am - 4:00pm

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OSU Extension will be hosting five "Planning for the Future of Your Farm" workshops across Ohio during the winter of 2018. These planning workshops are designed to help farm families develop a succession and estate plan for their farm business. Attend and learn ways to successfully transfer management skills and the farm's business assets from one generation to the next. Learn how to have the crucial conversations about the future of your farm.
This workshop will challenge farm families to actively plan for the future of the farm business. The featured speakers for this event will include: Robert Moore, Attorney at Law, Wright & Moore Law Company, Peggy Hall, Agricultural & Resource Law Field Specialist for OSU Extension, David Marrison, Extension Educator for Ashtabula County, and Chris Bruynis, Extension Educator for Ross County. Farm families are encouraged to bring members from each generation to the workshop. Plan today for the future success of your family business!
Darke County- Join us in western Ohio in Darke County for our final workshop of the winter on February 27, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This program will be held at Romers located at 118 East Main Street in Greenville, Ohio.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 60 registrants. The cost is $20 per person which includes program materials and lunch. The registration deadline is February 20, 2018. Make checks payable to OSU Extension and return to OSU Extension, Darke County, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville, Ohio 45331. More information can be obtained by calling the Darke County Extension office at 937-548-5215.

More details:
Each of the program flyers can be obtained at: u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager/farm-management-workshops/

More information about farm succession can be obtained by contacting David Marrison at the Ashtabula County Extension office at 440-576-9008 or by email at marrison.2@osu.edu

Location:
Romers
118 East Main Street
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Darke County Extension office / 937-548-5215 /

http://u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager/farm-management-workshops/

 

Philo, OH 

Saturday, March 10, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Thinking of breeding goats, or perhaps you want to find out what's involved before you march in to that experience?

Goats have unique needs and challenges in the animal world and this applies to birthing as well as health.

Join goat herder Annie Warmke to learn about the basics of goat birthing, how to deal with newborn kids, and the psychology of the herd after birthing. You'll learn how to deal with emergencies, get the kids on to the bottle (if necessary) and the basics of natural health care.

Location:
Blue Rock Station
1190 Virginia Ridge Rd
Philo, OH 43771

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

http://www.bluerockstation.com

 

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Hello Ohio Food Policy Network members!
We are excited to share a tentative schedule for the 2018 OFPN Virtual Convenings! These convenings will provide continued connection and opportunities for co-learning for the network throughout the year. All network participants are welcome to join.

Our first virtual convening will be held on Thursday, January 18th from 12pm-1pm. During this virtual convening, Amalie Lipstreu from The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) will be discussing the upcoming farm bill. 2018 will be an important year for anyone interested in food and agriculture. The current farm bill expires in September and unless local food grant and loan programs are renewed they will disappear. If you are interested in learning a little more, please join us for a lunchtime conversation about the farm bill on Thursday, January 18th.

We will most likely be utilizing a convening platform that is used by Ohio State University, known as Zoom. I am working with OSU to finalize some details to ensure Zoom is the best fit for our virtual convenings. I will follow-up soon with some instructions for joining, registering, and participating in the virtual convenings. So stay tuned! in the meantime, please save the dates below on your calendars. This information will also be listed on the OFPN website soon.

Below is the tentative schedule for the 2018 virtual convenings. This schedule is subject to change based on speaker availability. Again, if you have an idea for a virtual convening topic or would like to lead a virtual convening, please let me know! We would love to see the convenings be led by OFPN members. I've also attached a PDF version of the virtual convening schedule in the event that the table below shifts in your email.


Date Speaker Topic
January 18th Amalie Lipstreu (OEFFA) Farm Bill
February 15th Anne Palmer and Karen Bassarab (Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future) Process of organizing a food council drawing on examples from food councils

March 15th Leslie Schaller (AceNET) Fundraising and capacity-building for food councils around the country, rural and urban contexts

June 21st Brian Roe & Meredith Kruger (OSU Food Waste Collaborative) Food Waste Policy


July 19th Brian Raison (OSU Assistant Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community and Organizational Leadership) Building leadership in Food Policy Councils


Happy New Year!

Location:
Online

Contact:
Amanda / email for info /

http://ohiofpn.org/

 

Alexandria, Ohio 

Monday, March 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter – Jim Bidigare, Vice Chair of the Licking County Land Trust

A quote from a previous land trust speaker sums up the mission of the Licking County Land Trust – "One of the concepts that we want to emphasize is that we have to look at the soil and land as more than just space to build on." During this meeting, Jim Bidigare will provide information about long-term conservation protection for land, the importance of protecting our land and the processes that landowners can take to protect their land from becoming space to build on.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Drive
Alexandria, OH 43001

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

 

St. Louis, MO 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 through Thursday, April 5, 2018
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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The Our Farms, Our Future Conference, co-hosted by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education and ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture, will bring together our diverse agricultural community including farmers and ranchers, agribusiness stakeholders, students, researchers, scientists, agency representatives and nonprofit leaders. A once-in-a-decade gathering, this conference will look at the progress of sustainability in agriculture and our trajectory for the future.

Participants at the conference will enjoy:
- Eight educational breakout sessions on topics such as small ruminant production, soil health, vegetable and fruit production and the first years on the farm or ranch.
- Eight issue-oriented breakout sessions on topics like water quality, climate change, sustainable agriculture education and biodiversity on the farm or ranch.
- A selection of eight different farm tours of sustainable operations in the St. Louis area.
- Two special sessions focused on food and farm policy and farm-to-school networks.
- A special day with programming for military veterans, hosted by National Center for Appropriate Technology - NCAT and ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture.
- Two film screenings - to be announced!
- Interactive art and storytelling opportunities
- Poster and exhibitor viewing sessions
- Ample time for networking and discussion

Location:
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut St.
St. Louis, MO 63102

Contact:
University of Maryland Conferences & Visitor Services / (301) 405-9471 /

http://ofof.sare.org/

 

Alexandria, Ohio 

Monday, April 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter – Joe Koehler, NRCS District Conservationist

Need a hoophouse, irrigation system, cover crop system, a grass waterway, wetland and much more, then this program is for you. Joe Koehler, District Conservationist, will discuss the many grants that a farmer can apply for along with the many other services provided by the NRCS and Licking County Soil and Water.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Drive
Alexandria, OH 43001

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

 

Chillicothe, OH 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 through Sunday, April 22, 2018
8:00 AM

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Equipping both new and seasonal farmers for success in pasture-based animal agriculture.

Topics include:
- Rotational, management-intensive grazing
- Business planning and farm finances
- Branding and marketing techniques
- And so much more!!

Early bird prices available, call Pastured Providence Farmstead!

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

Contact:
Paul Dorrance / 740-851-3883 /

http://www.pasturedprovidence.com/school/

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 through Friday, April 27, 2018
Wednesday 4/25 - Friday 4/27

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Save the date for the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference coming to Cincinnati, Ohio, April 25-27, 2018! Hosted by the National Farm to School Network, this biennial event will convene more than 1,000 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America.

The term "farm to cafeteria" encompasses all efforts to bring healthy, locally sourced food, nutrition and agriculture education opportunities to institutional cafeteria settings. This includes but is not limited to public and private early care and education settings, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, hospitals and prisons. The conference is designed to appeal to beginners and veterans of the movement alike, and attendees will come from across the nation and Canada, and from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Mark your calendar now with these important conference dates:

Workshop and poster proposal deadline: Nov. 14, 2017
Notification of workshop/poster proposal selection: Dec. 15, 2017
Scholarship application period: Dec. 18, 2017 - Feb. 12, 2018
Early bird registration: Jan. 29 - March 9, 2018
Registration closes: April 9, 2018
Conference: April 25-27, 2018


Additional information coming soon. Sign up for their e-newsletter to receive the latest updates and important deadline alerts. Questions? Send them a note at conference@farmtoschool.org and someone from their team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Location:
To be announced
Cincinnati, OH

Contact:
please email / please email /

http://www.farmtoschool.org/our-work/farm-to-school-cafeteria-conference

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30 pm

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TBD

Location:
TBD

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

 

Online 

Thursday, June 21, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Hello Ohio Food Policy Network members!
We are excited to share a tentative schedule for the 2018 OFPN Virtual Convenings! These convenings will provide continued connection and opportunities for co-learning for the network throughout the year. All network participants are welcome to join.

Our first virtual convening will be held on Thursday, January 18th from 12pm-1pm. During this virtual convening, Amalie Lipstreu from The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) will be discussing the upcoming farm bill. 2018 will be an important year for anyone interested in food and agriculture. The current farm bill expires in September and unless local food grant and loan programs are renewed they will disappear. If you are interested in learning a little more, please join us for a lunchtime conversation about the farm bill on Thursday, January 18th.

We will most likely be utilizing a convening platform that is used by Ohio State University, known as Zoom. I am working with OSU to finalize some details to ensure Zoom is the best fit for our virtual convenings. I will follow-up soon with some instructions for joining, registering, and participating in the virtual convenings. So stay tuned! in the meantime, please save the dates below on your calendars. This information will also be listed on the OFPN website soon.

Below is the tentative schedule for the 2018 virtual convenings. This schedule is subject to change based on speaker availability. Again, if you have an idea for a virtual convening topic or would like to lead a virtual convening, please let me know! We would love to see the convenings be led by OFPN members. I've also attached a PDF version of the virtual convening schedule in the event that the table below shifts in your email.


Date Speaker Topic
January 18th Amalie Lipstreu (OEFFA) Farm Bill
February 15th Anne Palmer and Karen Bassarab (Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future) Process of organizing a food council drawing on examples from food councils

March 15th Leslie Schaller (AceNET) Fundraising and capacity-building for food councils around the country, rural and urban contexts

June 21st Brian Roe & Meredith Kruger (OSU Food Waste Collaborative) Food Waste Policy


July 19th Brian Raison (OSU Assistant Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community and Organizational Leadership) Building leadership in Food Policy Councils


Happy New Year!

Location:
Online

Contact:
Amanda / email for info /

http://ohiofpn.org/

 

Online 

Thursday, July 19, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Hello Ohio Food Policy Network members!
We are excited to share a tentative schedule for the 2018 OFPN Virtual Convenings! These convenings will provide continued connection and opportunities for co-learning for the network throughout the year. All network participants are welcome to join.

Our first virtual convening will be held on Thursday, January 18th from 12pm-1pm. During this virtual convening, Amalie Lipstreu from The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) will be discussing the upcoming farm bill. 2018 will be an important year for anyone interested in food and agriculture. The current farm bill expires in September and unless local food grant and loan programs are renewed they will disappear. If you are interested in learning a little more, please join us for a lunchtime conversation about the farm bill on Thursday, January 18th.

We will most likely be utilizing a convening platform that is used by Ohio State University, known as Zoom. I am working with OSU to finalize some details to ensure Zoom is the best fit for our virtual convenings. I will follow-up soon with some instructions for joining, registering, and participating in the virtual convenings. So stay tuned! in the meantime, please save the dates below on your calendars. This information will also be listed on the OFPN website soon.

Below is the tentative schedule for the 2018 virtual convenings. This schedule is subject to change based on speaker availability. Again, if you have an idea for a virtual convening topic or would like to lead a virtual convening, please let me know! We would love to see the convenings be led by OFPN members. I've also attached a PDF version of the virtual convening schedule in the event that the table below shifts in your email.


Date Speaker Topic
January 18th Amalie Lipstreu (OEFFA) Farm Bill
February 15th Anne Palmer and Karen Bassarab (Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future) Process of organizing a food council drawing on examples from food councils

March 15th Leslie Schaller (AceNET) Fundraising and capacity-building for food councils around the country, rural and urban contexts

June 21st Brian Roe & Meredith Kruger (OSU Food Waste Collaborative) Food Waste Policy

July 19th Brian Raison (OSU Assistant Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community and Organizational Leadership) Building leadership in Food Policy Councils

Happy New Year!

Location:
Online

Contact:
Amanda / email for info /

http://ohiofpn.org/

 

Dayton, OH 

Friday, July 27, 2018 through Sunday, July 29, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Save the date! The Friday and Saturday night keynote banquet speakers are Melinda Myers and Jeff Lowenfels. The event features breakout sessions or tours on Saturday afternoon and field trips on Sunday, exhibit hall, and native plant and artisan sale.

Location:
Bergamo Center
4400 Shakertown Rd
Dayton, OH 45430

Contact:
Karen Arnett / (513)741-7926 /

http://www.midwestnativeplants.org

 

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

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
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