2015 SPN–USA National Conference
Monday, October 5, 2015 through Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The on-farm training will include, egg candling, toe punching with day old chicks for breeder identification and “breeder selection” with various breeds of live birds. During the two-day conference, you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded farmers from all over the United States!
Tuition includes all meals during the conference, the outstanding heritage poultry dinner on Tuesday night and numerous books/resources (over an $100 value) as well as a complete conference training manual.
Wholesome Valley Farm
Sustainable Poultry Network
2015 Cleveland Pollinator Symposium
Hunting Valley, OH
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Climate changes, invasive plants, monocultures, and the alarming decline in pollinators make it imperative that we not only preserve and protect our resources, but that we focus on the ways to change our stewardship approaches---from backyard and public gardens to land management strategies.
Bikes, Bees, and Butterflies' goal is to facilitate a growing awareness and conversation around increasing natural diversity and ecological resilience through pollinator habitats, bee pastures, and flowering field borders that stabilize the soil, filter water runoff, and sequester carbon. Our first conference brings together well-known experts for a lively exchange of information and expertise. Our speakers will share the most up-to-date information on pollinators, pesticide usage and best practices in creating pollinator habitats and protecting their health. Learn how you can make a positive difference in your community and the world.
Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farms
Hunting Valley, OH
Malabar State Park
Friday, October 16, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Participants in the summit will brainstorm and plan projects that enhance healthy agricultural ecosystems and sustainable communities.
At the end of the day, participants will decide how to use up to $15,000 in funding from Ohio State’s Ben Stinner Endowment for Healthy Agroecosystems and Sustainable Communities, along with their own time and effort, to put the plans they develop into action.
Participants in last year’s summit chose to support, among others, projects to establish demonstration sites for agroforestry, a land-management system where trees and shrubs are grown among crops and pasture; provide a Community Supported Agriculture program for senior citizens; and increase purchasing from local farms by Ohio universities and other institutions.
The summit and endowment are named in honor of the late Ben Stinner, who was a pioneer in agroecology and sustainable agriculture.
Registration is free and includes breakfast and lunch.
Malabar State Park
4050 Bromfield Rd., Lucas, OH
Statewide Impacts of Shale and Alternative Energy Development
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
To help keep landowners and public officials such as county commissioners, township trustees, state representatives and economic development directors informed about the potential impact of energy development in their communities, Ohio State University Extension is organizing a daylong workshop. The $30 registration fee includes lunch and refreshments.
After general sessions, participants can break into two tracks: landowner issues and community issues. Topics to be addressed include:
• The future of the shale oil and gas industry and the impact for Ohio.
• Pipeline and infrastructure development across the state and how it will affect individuals and communities.
• Regulation of pipelines, including who is responsible and how they are involved.
• Understanding the rights of landowners and communities.
Ohio Farm Bureau and Nationwide 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive, on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University
OEFFA's 37th Annual Conference: Growing Right by Nature
Friday, February 12, 2016 through Sunday, February 14, 2016
Granville Middle and High schools
248 New Burg St., Granville, OH
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214
Phone: (614) 421-2022 Fax: (614) 421-2011