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FARMER FIELD SCHOOL 2019 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
9am to 4pm

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Learn directly from 6 farmers who are succeeding with wholesale markets. Whether you want to get started with wholesale or take your farm's wholesale business to the next level, this is the workshop for you.

Agenda:
9 - 9:30am Introductions
9:30 - 10: Wholesale Basics (Jae Gerhart)
10 - 11: Production Standards: Quality, cold chain, grading, packaging, etc. (Jae + distributor)
11-12:30: Farmer Panel I - 3 large-scale growers
12:30-1:30: Lunch
1:30-3: Farmer Panel II - 3 small to mid-size farmers
3-3:50: Marketing Discussion
3:50 - 4pm Evaluations

Speakers: Jae Gerhart, MSU Extension, Washtenaw County, 1 distributor, 6 farmer panelists

Cost: $55 - $100

Please see the link below to register for this event.

Location:
MSU Extension
705 N. Zeeb Road P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107

Contact:
Katie Brandt / 616.885.7776 /

http://www.msuorganicfarm.org/ffs-registration.html

 

2019 GARDENING CLASS SERIES 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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How much space do I need for tomatoes? Should I build raised beds? What are some planning mistakes I should avoid?

Come to this class ready to build your best garden plan yet! Turner Farm Crop Production Manager Abby Lundrigan will cover basics such as site selection, garden placement, soil preparation and basic tools. Learn the essentials to plant your garden in the right spot and right time with help from Turner Farm!

Cost: $20 but Turner Farm's is offering past participants $5 off admission for each class. Simply enter the code word "garden" at checkout!

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/229666

 

Class 1: Gardening in Partnership with Nature 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7-8:30pm

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Gardening in Partnership with Nature (Class 1)

Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger

This is a series of Six Classes offered by the Turner Farm Community Garden Program and hosted by the Price Hill Recreation Center.
During the sessions, the group will work together to learn garden basics in the classroom and the Price Hill Community Garden. Class topics include growing fruits and vegetables naturally, seed starting, direct sowing seeds and potatoes, seasonal growing practices, managing pests, in addition to when and how to harvest, cook and store your garden bounty.

In addition through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden classes, practicum and volunteer work.

Classes are FREE with advance registration

To REGISTER or for additional information contact:
Peter Huttinger (Contact information listed below)

Location:
Price Hill Recreation Center
959 Hawthorne Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://turnerfarm.org/

 

Be one of the 100 change-makers drafting the blueprint for the future of farming. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019
The Forum schedule and agenda will be announced soon. If you have questions, email john@mosesorganic.org

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MOSES invites farmers, researchers, ag professionals, and other thought-leaders to apply to participate in an innovative, forward-thinking forum taking place Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 (the day before the MOSES Conference) in La Crosse, Wis.

This event will bring together 100 change-makers in the organic community to identify current resources, opportunities, and future needs. The day will feature plenary speakers, guided group discourse, and small-group collaborations, resulting in a published framework to advance organic practices over the next 30 years.

Participants receive free admission, lodging, and meals.

Applications are due by Nov. 30, 2018. A committee will review applications and select the 100 participants. The participant list will be published Dec. 10.

Focus Areas – Organic 2051 will address:

Production Issues
1.Cover Crops, crop rotations, soil health
2.Proximity – (drift, pollinators, conventional juxtaposition)
3.Tillage – water quality, carbon sequestration

Community Issues
1.Organic Certification – the label, competing labels
2.Vertical integration of organic agriculture and its impact
3.Rural Community revitalization

Sociological Issues
1.Barriers to converting to organic
2.Reaching disadvantaged and underserved farmers
3.Market Infrastructure

Location:
Radisson Hotel
200 Second St S
La Crosse, WI 54601

Contact:
John Mesko / 715-778-5775 /

https://mosesorganic.org/organic2051/

 

Fruit Tree Workshop for Home and Community Gardeners 

Saturday, February 23, 2019
11am – 2pm

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An onsite demonstration and instruction in pruning fruit trees in the Hayfields Orchard.  This workshop will cover the care of and selection of varieties of fruit trees suited for our region.  Sustainable organic biological practices, including organic sprays and treatments, will be reviewed as well as conventional approaches to orchard management. 

The workshops are co-sponsored by the Cincinnati Area Organic Fruit Growers and Turner Farm Community Garden Program.  The workshops will be taught by David K Koester, UK Extension Boone County Agent and Hayfield orchardist Marsha Lindner, with the assistance of Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program.

Workshop is open to the public, however it is limited to 25 participants so please enroll early. 
Fee: $20. To register contact Marsha Lindner (contact information listed below).

Location:
Hayfields Orchard
8835 Old Indian Hill Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Marsha Lindner / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/234649

 

Class 2: Cultivating a Healthy Garden 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7 – 8:30pm

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Cultivating a Healthy Garden(Class 2)

Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger

This is a series of Six Classes offered by the Turner Farm Community Garden Program and hosted by the Price Hill Recreation Center.
During the sessions, the group will work together to learn garden basics in the classroom and the Price Hill Community Garden. Class topics include growing fruits and vegetables naturally, seed starting, direct sowing seeds and potatoes, seasonal growing practices, managing pests, in addition to when and how to harvest, cook and store your garden bounty.

In addition through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden classes, practicum and volunteer work.

Classes are FREE with advance registration

To REGISTER or for additional information contact:
Peter Huttinger (Contact information listed below)

Location:
Price Hill Recreation Center
959 Hawthorne Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://turnerfarm.org/

 

Hosted by Purdue Extension 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 through Thursday, March 7, 2019
March 6th: 9:30am-6:00pm March 7th: 8:30am-6:00pm

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Save the date for Indiana's only conference focused on organic grain production!

Purdue Extension has expanded this annual meeting to a two-day conference with additional education and networking for organic grain farmers, ag professionals, and those considering a transition to organic grain.

Day One
Curious about organic grain production or how to get started? Engage in a full-day workshop on transitioning to organic grain production.

Day Two
Expand your knowledge with general and breakout sessions, networking time, and an industry trade show.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Email modonnel@purdue.edu or call 765-284-8414.

Mark your calendars for March 6 and 7!
Look for a registration link in January to choose one or both days.

Location:
BECK Agricultural Center
4540 US 52 West
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette, Indiana

Contact:
Michael O'Donnell / 765-284-8414 /

https://extension.purdue.edu/event/24590

 

Class 3: Create Your Garden Plan 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
7 – 8:30pm

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Create Your Garden Plan(Class 3)

Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger

This is a series of Six Classes offered by the Turner Farm Community Garden Program and hosted by the Price Hill Recreation Center.
During the sessions, the group will work together to learn garden basics in the classroom and the Price Hill Community Garden. Class topics include growing fruits and vegetables naturally, seed starting, direct sowing seeds and potatoes, seasonal growing practices, managing pests, in addition to when and how to harvest, cook and store your garden bounty.

In addition through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden classes, practicum and volunteer work.

Classes are FREE with advance registration

To REGISTER or for additional information contact:
Peter Huttinger (Contact information listed below)

Location:
Price Hill Recreation Center
959 Hawthorne Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://turnerfarm.org/

 

Class 4: Health & Wellness / Harvesting, Cooking and Storing your Harvest 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7 – 8:30pm

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Health & Wellness / Harvesting, Cooking and Storing your Harvest(Class 4)

Instructor: Chef Stephanie Michalak, Turner Farm, Chef and Culinary Manager


This is a series of Six Classes offered by the Turner Farm Community Garden Program and hosted by the Price Hill Recreation Center.
During the sessions, the group will work together to learn garden basics in the classroom and the Price Hill Community Garden. Class topics include growing fruits and vegetables naturally, seed starting, direct sowing seeds and potatoes, seasonal growing practices, managing pests, in addition to when and how to harvest, cook and store your garden bounty.

In addition through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden classes, practicum and volunteer work.

Classes are FREE with advance registration

To REGISTER or for additional information contact:
Peter Huttinger (Contact information listed below)

Location:
Price Hill Recreation Center
959 Hawthorne Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://turnerfarm.org/

 

2019 GARDENING CLASS SERIES 

Saturday, March 16, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Become an expert at starting your garden plants from seed. Starting you own transplants allows you to have more choices to grow a particular variety of vegetable, herb, or flower. Topics covered in the class will include which plants you should start indoors, and which should be direct-seeded into the garden, the correct planting date for different crops, and great sources of seeds. Each participant will go home with a 10X20' flat of potting soil and newly planted seeds.

Cost: $20 but Turner Farm's is offering past participants $5 off admission for each class. Simply enter the code word "garden" at checkout!

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/229668

 

2019 GARDENING CLASS SERIES 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Become an expert at starting your garden plants from seed. Starting you own transplants allows you to have more choices to grow a particular variety of vegetable, herb, or flower. Topics covered in the class will include which plants you should start indoors, and which should be direct-seeded into the garden, the correct planting date for different crops, and great sources of seeds. Each participant will go home with a 10X20' flat of potting soil and newly planted seeds.

Cost: $20 but Turner Farm's is offering past participants $5 off admission for each class. Simply enter the code word "garden" at checkout!

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/229667

 

2019 GARDENING CLASS SERIES 

Saturday, March 23, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Join Kate Cook of Carriage House Farm for another great event! In this class, attendees will learn about the basics of Rain Gardening and Rain Garden design. Emphasis will be on site observation, soil type identification and an overview of associated native botany. Discussion will include design tools and techniques, including Rain Catchment Systems and their uses.

Cost: $20 but Turner Farm's is offering past participants $5 off admission for each class. Simply enter the code word "garden" at checkout!

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/230522

 

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

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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.

Location:
Maize Valley
6193 Edison Street NE
Hartville, OH 44632

Contact:
Christie Welch / 740.289.2071 ext.234 /

http://go.osu.edu/agritourismconference2019

 

2019 GARDENING CLASS SERIES 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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What herbs should you plant with tomatoes? How can you group vegetable plantings in order to fight pests?

Join us at Turner Farm for this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity featuring renowned grower Kate Cook of Carriage House Farm. Kate brings a wealth of knowledge and growing expertise to help participants better understand practical strategies for grouping plants to maximize beneficial relationships.

Don't miss this chance to learn from one of the best!

Cost: $20 but Turner Farm's is offering past participants $5 off admission for each class. Simply enter the code word "garden" at checkout!

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/229669

 

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

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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

Location:
OSU South Centers
1864 Shyville Rd.
Piketon, OH 45661

Contact:
Tony Nye / 937.382.0901 /

https://agnr.osu.edu/small-farm-programs/new-and-small-farm-conferences

 

Fruit Tree Workshop for Home and Community Gardeners 

Saturday, March 30, 2019
1 - 3pm

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Instructor: David K Koester, UK Extension Campbell County

A hands-on workshop in grafting fruit trees – participants will receive instruction in the different techniques of grafting fruit trees. Rootstock, scionwood as well as tools will be provided for participants to graft their own fruit trees. Participants will leave with several newly grafted fruit trees to plant at home or in community gardens.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Cincinnati Area Organic Fruit Growers and Turner Farm Community Garden Program. The workshops will be taught by David K Koester, UK Extension Boone County Agent and Hayfield orchardist Marsha Lindner, with the assistance of Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program.

Proceeds from the workshops will benefit the Turner Farm Community Garden Program.

Tickets: $20

Location:
Hayfields Orchard
8835 Old Indian Hill Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Marsha Lindner / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/234650

 

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