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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
12-2 p.m.

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Curious, enthusiastic, or skeptical about USDA programs for farmer support?

Farm Bill Programs: One-Stop Workshop, a collaboration between the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA), Rural Action, Ohio State Extension, and USDA, is a FREE virtual webinar and engagement session to provide more information about USDA programs and services.

The workshop is intended to highlight how farmers may utilize USDA programs to improve their operations. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with and learn more about the experiences of Ohio farmers who have accessed various resources in breakout sessions.

Participants will leave with detailed information about program and partnership opportunities. The Farm Bill Programs: One-Stop Workshop is participant-driven and is intended to center the goals and challenges of farmers of color, beginning, veteran, and additional marginalized farmers. All are welcome to engage.

Registration will be capped at 50 people. Additional participants will be added to the waitlist in the event that capacity changes. A recording of the webinar will be available after the program for anyone to view.

Location:
Online

Contact:
August Taylor / (614) 421-2022 /

http://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf500gUiCiXVj9WxjcYvzcg-WXXfbCxYIdG-9yka3jSleqVnw/viewform

 

Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice 

Saturday, May 28, 2022
2-10 p.m.

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Join Agraria for daytime family-friendly fun and educational activities on the farm followed by an evening of food, drink, and dancing with a DJ in the barn! All proceeds will support Agraria's mission.

Daytime 2-5 p.m.:
Family-friendly activity stations
Scavenger hunt
Farm Tours
Dogwood Kids Village Play Area (with adult supervision, open til dark)
Local music
Lawn games
and More!

Evening 5-10 p.m.:
Bonfire
Family-friendly barn dance featuring local musicians and DJ!
Food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
Night hike
Raffle prizes

Price: $5 for access to all daytime activities (Kids 5 and under FREE)
$25 for evening adult tickets, $15 for students (ages 13+) and seniors (65+). Kids 12 and under FREE. Two complimentary drinks per evening ticket. Click the link below to purchase tickets.

Parking: the parking lot is very small! Paid parking is available at Agraria, but they are also offering free parking at Antioch University Midwest with a shuttle service to Agraria. Free handicap/accessible parking at Agraria is also available.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Naomi Bongorno / (937) 767-2161 /

http://community.agrariacenter.org/e/1st-annual-dogwood-festival

 

Lebanon, Ohio 

Sunday, June 12, 2022
5 p.m.

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This meeting will be a potluck at the home of Steve Edwards and Cori Yaeger in Lebanon. They will provide pork barbeque, coleslaw, and drinks.

Following a meal together, Steve will conduct a short tour of White Oak Farm (about 4 miles from their home), where he works with the owner to pasture beef cattle, and with Our Harvest to grow vegetables in raised beds.

The potluck will begin at 5 p.m. The farm tour will begin around 7 p.m.

Please contact Cori or Steve to RSVP:
Cori Yaeger iroc1949@icloud.com (513) 706-9323
Steve Edwards st55edwards@gmail.com (513) 706-4792

Location:
Steve Edwards and Cori Yaeger
2895 Wilmington Rd.
Lebanon, OH 45036

Ensure Wilmington ROAD is entered in the GPS, otherwise it will direct to Wilmington Pike in Dayton

Contact:
Cori Yaeger / (513) 706-9323 /

http://www.facebook.com/groups/SWOEFFA.Chapter

 

Morrow, Ohio 

Saturday, June 18, 2022
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Boulder Berry Farms is opening their farm in Morrow, Ohio for a big day of events and fun on Saturday, June 18.

They will be giving tours of their elderberry, aronia, and honeyberry establishment, discussing how to get these medicinal fruits established, grown, and marketed. Topics will also include organic certification and drip-line irrigation.

Two Kunekune pigs will be roasted, and burgers and hot dogs will be available. Plus, two fully stocked fishing ponds and more than five miles of hiking trails are there to explore.

Camping spots are up for grabs if attendees would want to pitch a tent Friday or Saturday night.

Children are welcome. Everything is free of charge. Please RSVP at boulderberry.com.

Location:
Boulder Berry Farms
5574 Lundy Whitacre Rd.
Morrow, OH 45152

Contact:
Taylor Cark / (513) 646-9488 /

http://www.boulderberry.com/

 

Rutland, Ohio 

Friday, June 24, 2022 through Sunday, June 26, 2022
4 p.m.

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Interested in learning more about forest farming and sustainable income opportunities? In collaboration with the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmers Coalition, Rural Action is hosting the 2022 Southern Ohio Forest Farming Conference at the United Plant Savers Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary in Rutland, Ohio, June 24-26.

The 2022 Southern Ohio Forest Farming Conference will provide participants with opportunities to learn about multiple forest farming topics and strategies, including wild simulated ginseng, goldenseal, and mushroom cultivation; site selection; timber stand improvements for NTFP production; and business planning. There also will be herb and wild edible plant and mushroom walks. The conference has a great line-up of highly experienced teachers who will help participants gain a broad understanding of the many facets and opportunities of forest farming.

The $80 registration fee includes a keynote presentation, 6 classroom sessions, 4 field sessions, a panel with forest farming experts, and 5 meals. Attendees have the option to camp for free at the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary or lodging is available in the area.

Location:
United Plant Savers Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary
35703 Loop Rd.
Rutland, OH 45775

Contact:
Andrea Miller / (740) 677-4047 x203 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-southern-ohio-forest-farming-conference-registration-319777131007

 

Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice 

Monday, June 27, 2022 through Tuesday, June 28, 2022
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Learn to use narrative and story in educational and healing settings, guide dynamic personal narrative that can be staged to process trauma and drama, and create stories that guide us to the right relationship with the land. Participants will take a deep dive into the landscape as they practice effective techniques such as story gathering, land-based activity reflections, the story form report, theater games, and more to incorporate into their own life and work. Participants will leave with a portfolio of their own learning and receive a certificate of completion.

About the workshop leader: An Appalachian of mixed ancestry, Omope Carter Daboiku hails from the Ohio River town of Ironton; she migrated to Cincinnati in 1972 and to Dayton in 2012. A cultural geographer and award-winning teller of tales, she has worked as an Ohio Arts Council Teaching Artist and also with the Cincinnati Arts Association at its inception in 1997. Omope has performed and led story circles across the US and abroad, lecturing abroad at The Art of Survival (Nuremberg, Germany) conference, addressing quilting as an African American female cottage industry and upcycling economic system. In 2008, she secured a 7 city-tour contract from the US State Dept as part of its English Proficiency Program in Turkey. Her company, Homeside: The Human Academy, specializes in arts-based, culturally relevant academic curricula. She is also a seasoned stage and voice actor with multiple production credits and accolades in theater and television.

Location:
Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Contact:
Omope Carter Daboiku / (937) 767-2161 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/land-story-for-educators-healers-tickets-288731703297

 

Bucyrus, Ohio 

Thursday, August 18, 2022
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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The Ohio No-till Council is hosting 3 field days this summer, August 18, 20, and 23. These events will discuss cover crops and no-till practices at each site. Visit the link below for more information.

Location:
Nathan Brause Farm
4565 Zeigler Rd.
Bucyrus, OH 44820

Contact:
Randall Reeder / (000) 00-0000 /

http://ohionotillcouncil.com/

 

Hamilton, Ohio 

Saturday, August 20, 2022
9 a.m.-noon

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The Ohio No-till Council is hosting 3 field days this summer, August 18, 20, and 23. These events will discuss cover crops and no-till practices at each site. Visit the link below for more information.

Location:
Butler SWCD Office
1802 Princeton Rd., Suite 300
Hamilton, OH 45011

Contact:
Randall Reeder / (000) 00-0000 /

http://ohionotillcouncil.com/

 

Zanesville, Ohio 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
9 a.m.-noon

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The Ohio No-till Council is hosting 3 field days this summer, August 18, 20, and 23. These events will discuss cover crops and no-till practices at each site. Visit the link below for more information.

Location:
Muskingum County
1145 Morgan Rd.
Zanesville, OH 43701

Contact:
Randall Reeder / (000) 00-0000 /

http://ohionotillcouncil.com/

 

Mt. Hope, Ohio 

Thursday, November 10, 2022 through Friday, November 11, 2022
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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The Seventh Organic Farming Conference will be held at The Event Center in Mt. Hope, Ohio on November 10 and 11, 2022.

The conference will have many knowledgeable presenters: Ulf Kintzel on sheep, Jim Wedeberg on the history of organics, a grass dairy panel of two experienced grass dairymen and two more recent ones, produce panel (more in-depths profiles of the presenters will be published later), and a very proactive Organic Home section which will be sharing on topics ranging from backyard poultry to homemade holiday recipes.

Registration for the two day event is $25 per person per day or $35 per person for both days. They are still accepting vendors as well. Call 330.674.1892 for more info or visit and register online via the link below.

Location:
Mt. Hope Event Center
8076 OH-241
Millersburg, OH 44654

Contact:
Martha Kline / (330) 674-1892 /

http://www.organicfarmingconf.com

 

Online 

Monday, December 5, 2022 through Monday, December 19, 2022
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Register today for this three-part winter course with farm consultant Ellen Polishuk of Plant to Profit! This course will build on the material covered in introductory sessions in January and March 2022 (available to watch on fairfarms.oeffa.org/polishuk). Take a deep dive into your numbers from the season to understand your farm's costs of production and calculate fair prices and wages.

The What: In order to increase farm profits, we have to dive into assessing IF and WHICH of our crops, enterprises, and markets are actually generating profits.

The Why: Growers are struggling to attract and retain excellent employees. We want to pay our people more. How much more can we really "afford" to pay?

The How: We are going to keep appropriate yield, labor, and cost data in the 2022 season.

The Deal: We will meet virtually in December to discuss how to discover profitability using three different strategies:
- Veggie Compass, whole farm profitability tool
- Individual Crop Costing Tool, provided by Kitchen Table Consultants
- An informative and organized Profit and Loss Report, a tool for making decisions on increasing labor cost

Visit fairfarms.oeffa.org/polishuk to view a recordkeeping checklist and costing tools resource list to keep track of your numbers this growing season.

The cost of this three-part course is $75 and includes the opportunity for a one-on-one consultation session with Ellen. Course capacity is limited to 40.

Location:
Online

Contact:
Jacob Taylor / (614) 725-3162 /

http://fairfarms.oeffa.org/polishuk

 

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Columbus OH 43214

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