Event Calendar

Monday, March 25, 2019
Registration and further details to be posted soon. Please visit the following link for more information: https://southcenters.osu.edu/marketing/events/ohio-agritourismready-conference


Agritourism is proving to be a successful enterprise for many farms looking to diversify their farm revenue streams. Join OSU CFAES (College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences) to learn about the latest trends and topics impacting the industry and explore options for your farm, all while visiting a premier Ohio agritourism operation; Maize Valley = Winery, Craft Brewery, Farmers Market, and Family Fun Zone.

Registration and further details to be posted soon. Please visit the website link listed below for more information.

Maize Valley
6193 Edison Street NE
Hartville, OH 44632

Christie Welch / 740.289.2071 ext.234 /



Sheds Light for Farmers on How to Make Healthy Soils Pay-off 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
8 a.m. to 4 p.m


Farmers, Certified Crop Advisors, conservation professionals and other members of the agriculture industry can gain insight into making soil health profitable during the Third Annual Ohio Soil Health Symposium.

The event will feature presentations by farmers, conservation folks, researchers and other agriculture industry experts. Discussion Rooms will provide space for small groups to discuss solutions "For Farmers", "For Advisors", and "From Industry" relating to herbicides, nutrient management, manure, on-farm research, small grains, planting equipment and weather events. Attendees can choose throughout the day which sessions will be most valuable.

The symposium will feature Special Guests, Sarah Carlson, Paul Hepperly and Dave Brandt.

- Sarah works for Practical Farmers of Iowa. She is an agronomist that focuses on transferring research about cover crops and small grains to the supply chain and farmers for more environmental and economic returns. She will be sharing on-farm research results from Iowa farms over the last 20 years. Sarah will also talk about the current questions that farmers in Iowa are trying to answer and economic bonuses that are being paid to farmers by the food supply chain.

- Dr. Paul Hepperly with the Rodale Institute has worked with farmers in the US, as well as Central and South America, the Caribbean, India and Africa. Paul will be discussing his Best Friend, the Earthworm and how it can help with fungal diseases and ecology, plant disease resistance and management, weed management, carbon sequestration and the bottom line of your farm costs.

- Dave Brandt is an Ohio farmer that has been using soil health practices on his farm since 1971. He is a great story-teller and will share his experiences of 'selling' his farm's healthy soil for lower input costs and higher profits. Dave will also lead a small group discussion room on cover crop blends for innovative farmers.

The symposium is being hosted by the Ashland, Holmes, Knox, Wayne and Seneca Soil & Water Conservation Districts and many supporting agricultural businesses. Additional sponsor space is still available at the event.

The registration cost for the symposium is $60 which includes a light breakfast, lunch, pie, ice cream and handouts.

For more information, to register, or become a sponsor visit http://ohiosoilhealth.com or call (419)447-7073. You can also find the event @HealthyOhioSoil or with #OSHS19 on Twitter.

Kehoe Center-North Central State University
19 E State Street
Shelby, OH 44875

Beth Diesch / (419)447-7073 /



Friday, March 29, 2019 through Saturday, March 30, 2019
The official Conference's scheduling of events to be provided soon. Please refer to this link for more information: https://agnr.osu.edu/small-farm-programs/new-and-small-farm-conferences


The two day conference is designed for small farm owners wanting to learn more about how to make their farms work better for them. Many topics will be offered to help landowners expand their operations. Land owners can attend workshops and seminars taught by Extension professionals and industry leaders on a wide variety of agricultural enterprises.

Registration: Link coming soon.

Please refer to the following link for registration and lodging accommodations:https://agnr.osu.edu/small-farm-programs/new-and-small-farm-conferences

OSU South Centers
1864 Shyville Rd.
Piketon, OH 45661

Tony Nye / 937.382.0901 /



Pathway to Sustainability 

Thursday, April 4, 2019 through Friday, April 5, 2019
Thursday, April 4th:12:00pm-8:30pm Friday, April 5th:8:00am-7:30pm


Mark your calendars for The Food Symposium, Pathway to Sustainability this April 2019. The Food Symposium will be held over a two day period and attendees will discuss food, sustainability, agriculture, and conservation.

What can you expect to find at The Food Symposium:

Breakout Sessions, Food Truck Rally, two evening keynote speakers, a Symposium Expo, Joel Salatin Meet & Greet and a Chocolate Tasting & Book Signing with Simran Sethi.

Key Note Speakers:

Simran Sethi, author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate, addresses the loss of biodiversity in chocolate and the effect this has on a larger scale.

Joel Salatin, author of Folks, This Ain't Normal and seven other books, speaks on growing food that has integrity and how to support local food systems.

Please visit: https://www.chca-oh.org/foodsymposium for a full listing of events, speakers, agenda, pricing and registration.

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy: Martha S. Lindner Campus
11525 Snider Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Michaela W.T. Oldfield, JD, PhD / 513-541-1538 /



Thursday, August 22, 2019
8:00 am-5:00 pm (More details will be posted as they become available)


Come join Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative for a full day of:
• Knowledgeable Speakers
• Research Discussions
• Pollinator Happenings
• Vendors
• Plant Sales
• Food, Partner Networking and More!

Registration will open May 1, 2019. More details will be posted as they become available.

Rhodes Building - Ohio Expo Center
717 East 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211

Michael D Retterer  / (937) 631-1064  /



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


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