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Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference

Ada, OH 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 through Wednesday, March 4, 2015
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Registration deadline is Feb. 26. Single-day registration is $65; registration for both days is $85.

McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University
525 S. Main St., Ada, OH

OSU Extension / 614-292-6648 /


Ohio Farm to School Conference

Columbus, Ohio 

Thursday, March 5, 2015
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


The ​Ohio ​Farm ​to ​School ​Program ​helps ​communities ​increase ​capacity ​to ​provide ​locally ​produced ​food ​in ​schools.

The theme of the 2015 statewide conference is "Local Foods Across the School Meal Tray". All producers, parents, and food service professionals are invited! Join others for a day of connecting and learning from state and national speakers how to source healthy local foods to improve school food environments.

The conference includes:
• Breakfast at school demonstration
• School food procurement simulation
• Local foods lunch
• Breakout sessions with Ohio producer groups (Meats, Dairy, Fruits and Veg, & Whole Grains)
• Student cook-off featuring healthy school lunch recipes from scratch

Registration is $40 and includes breakfast, lunch and handouts. Registration information is available on the conference website below. The deadline to register for the conference is Feb. 20.

For more information on Ohio’s Farm to School program, visit

Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State University / 614-292-1665 /


Small Farm Conference: Opening Doors to Success

Wilmington, OH 

Friday, March 13, 2015 through Saturday, March 14, 2015


Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will offer a two-day conference featuring multiple workshops and a trade show for landowners and small farmers, designed to help landowners and producers learn techniques to make their small farm operations more successful.

Researchers and educators with OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, as well as industry experts, will conduct the workshops.

The March 13 session is from 2-5 p.m. at the Wilmington College Academic Farm, 1590 Fife Ave. in Wilmington. The event features hands-on workshops focusing on:
• Pastures and fence
• Specialty crop production techniques including hoop house management, irrigation, and grafting
• Woodlands management

The March 14 session is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Wilmington College’s Boyd Cultural Arts Center, 1870 Quaker Way. This session will feature workshops by Ohio State and industry experts, and a trade show. Topics to be addressed during the March 14 session include:
• Farm management
• Livestock production
• Foods business and marketing
• Forages and pastures
• Vegetable and fruit production
• Organics

The conference is an outgrowth of the Ohio New and Small Farm College, an eight-week program created by OSU Extension that offers an introduction to the business of small farming for those who are new to the industry. The program offers information on budgeting, business planning, and developing a farm structure, among other issues.

Registration for the conference is $20 for the March 13 session and $60 for the March 14 session, or $70 for both days. The deadline to register is March 5.

Wilmington College

Tony Nye / 937-382-0901 /


2015 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

New Philadelphia, OH 

Friday, March 27, 2015


The second annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference will feature 12 break-out sessions related to: Business and Finance, Production- Made/Grown, Entrepreneurial, and Family and Community. The keynote speaker will be agricultural attorney, Kristi Wilhemy. There is also a youth track with sessions presented by Ohio FFA Association state officers.

Kent State University Tuscarawas Branch
New Philadelphia, OH

Ohio State University


Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conference and Trade Show

Wooster, OH 

Saturday, March 28, 2015


This intensive conference, presented by OSU, provides the opportunity to choose from different seminars taught by Extension professionals and industry leaders on a wide variety of agricultural topics. A trade show representing the many industries servicing small farms will be present as well.

OARDC Campus
Wooster, OH



Roots of Health Dinner Series

Wooster, Oh 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 through Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6 pm



Wooster, OH – Local Roots Market and Café is pleased to announce the “Roots of Health” dinner series line up for 2014. This is the third year of this successful program.

The Roots of Health dinners will run for eight consecutive Tuesday evenings starting at 6 PM, from February 10th through March 31st.

Each evening will consist of a presentation on a topic concerning health, food, or wellness followed by dinner and discussion. Topics for this year include:

2/10 - Eating fresh and local during (an Ohio) winter
2/17 - Why everyone is so excited about BONE BROTH!
2/24 - What is Reiki and how can it help me?
3/3 - Lifestyle practices for improving and maintaining health
3/10 - "Food for the Heart"
3/17 - RELAX!
3/24 - How what you eat affects the farming landscape and your community
3/31 - Cooking with friends!

Dinners will be made at Local Roots and will feature local, seasonal ingredients prepared to compliment the topic of that night’s discussion.

Vegan or gluten-free options will be available upon request.

The cost is $15 per dinner. Anyone who attends the entire eight-week series will receive voucher for a complimentary lunch from the Local Roots Café.

Please preregister by the Friday before each dinner at the market. To learn more, or register, please visit the Local Roots website listed below

Local Roots Market & Café specializes in local, sustainably grown foods from small Ohio farms. Shoppers can find farmers’ market quality produce, pastured meats, eggs, and cheeses, baked goods, and unique gifts from over one hundred Ohio farmers and artists at our markets in Wooster and Ashland. The Wooster Café offers fresh made lunches served daily with vegan and gluten-free options.

Local Roots Market and Café’s Community Room
140 S. Walnut Street, Wooster, Oh

Jessica Eikleberry / 330-347-7183 /




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

Phone: (614) 421-2022   Fax: (614) 421-2011