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Columbus, OH 

Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00PM - 4:00PM

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On October 29th members of Women Grow Ohio are invited to join together at Bee Good Gardens in Columbus with Amanda Preston as the host. Please bring something to share for the potluck and don't forget your thinking caps for an afternoon (1 pm. To 4 pm.) of networking, and putting together a plan for 2018. Ideas include video and audio podcasts topics, creating a list of women-owned businesses that provide needed services for work, potluck locations and speakers for the networking portion of the event, and more. The goal is to utilize virtual meetings, and potlucks to create networking, and learning for those of us who want and need to have access to business relationships, and increased knowledge of marketing and sustainable business practices. We hope you'll make the time to join Women Grow Ohio as we learn how to make information and networking available to all, whether it's online or in person.

Location:
Bee Good Gardens
1360 Home Acre Dr.
Columbus, Ohio 43229

Contact:
Annie Warmke / N/a /

http://beegoodgardens.com/about/

 

Dayton, OH 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3:30 pm

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Immediately following the Montgomery County food summit on November 15th at the Dayton Downtown Library, will be a "Food Justice Scholarship Forum" for faculty, staff, and graduate students participating in or hoping to begin scholarly work on issues of food justice in our region.

The conveners for this forum include SOCHE (Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education), and The Hall Hunger Initiative, and Kelly Bohrer from University of Dayton's Fitz Center for Leadership in Community will be co-facilitating the forum.

Please see the details below. We ask you to share this opportunity widely with faculty, staff, and graduate students on your campus.

Location:
Dayton Metro Library
215 E 3rd Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Located in the Community Room on the second floor.

Contact:
Etana Jacobi / N/A /

https://www.facebook.com/events/176563869582159/

 

Auburn Township, OH 

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00 PM

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Help us make sure the farm bill reflects your priorities!

Changes to the farm bill could move us toward greater environmental sustainability, help us protect farmland for our future, support beginning farmers, and more - but only if we get involved in the process!

That discussion includes "structural" issues in the farm bill and following the money to see exactly what kind of agricultural future we choose to support.

Although 78 percent of U.S. farmers have no crop insurance, the program has an annual cost of $6.1 billion. That's why one of OEFFA's key farm bill priorities is to improve the crop insurance program.

Crop insurance is an important tool to help farmers weather the weather and other catastrophic events, but should not dictate what farmers plant, or create a distorted playing field that disadvantages beginning, sustainable, or diversified producers. Currently, the program excludes many types of farms and farmers, presents barriers to farmers that want to implement sustainable practices, and subsidizes farm consolidation.

Please join OEFFA's Lake Effect Chapter for a northeast Ohio potluck and conversation on how we can improve crop insurance and other programs in the next farm bill to better serve farmers and our food system. If you're not in northeast Ohio, stay tuned for a conversation near you!

RSVP to Julia.

We hope you can make it!

Amalie Lipstreu, Policy Program Coordinator
Julia Barton, Sustainable Agriculture Educator
Steve Corso, Lake Effect Chapter President
Jake and Dawn Trethewey, OEFFA Members and Hosts

Location:
Maplestar Farm, Home of Jake and Dawn Trethewey
10382 E. Washington St.
Auburn Township, OH 44023

Contact:
Julia Barton / 614-359-3180 /

 

Alexandria, Ohio 

Monday, November 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter – Megan Seymour, Wildlife Biologist with the US Fish & Wildlife Service

Megan will present information about animals that can be found in central Ohio that are on the endangered species list. She will discuss the importance of these animals to our eco-system and how we can help these animals survive. Megan's discussion will also include information about beneficial animals that are common to our gardens/fields.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Drive
Alexandria, OH 43001

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

 

Alexandria, Ohio 

Monday, January 15, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenters Kelly Henderson, OEFFA Beginning Farmer Coordinator and Amalie Lipstreu, OEFFA Policy Program Coordinator

With 10% of small farmers exiting farming each year, and a current median farming age of 58, OEFFA is dedicated in helping new farmers successfully enter and thrive in their business, by providing aspiring early career farmers the support they need to understand what it takes to get into farming and grow their business. OEFFA's goal is to increase the number of successful sustainable and organic farmers in Ohio. Kelly Henderson will provide the details concerning the various programs that OEFFA is offering new and existing farmers.
Amalie Lipstreu will provide farm policy updates and a look ahead to the new farm bill.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Drive
Alexandria, OH 43001

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

 

Alexandria, Ohio 

Monday, March 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter – Jim Bidigare, Vice Chair of the Licking County Land Trust

A quote from a previous land trust speaker sums up the mission of the Licking County Land Trust – "One of the concepts that we want to emphasize is that we have to look at the soil and land as more than just space to build on." During this meeting, Jim Bidigare will provide information about long-term conservation protection for land, the importance of protecting our land and the processes that landowners can take to protect their land from becoming space to build on.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Drive
Alexandria, OH 43001

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

 

Alexandria, Ohio 

Monday, April 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter – Joe Koehler, NRCS District Conservationist

Need a hoophouse, irrigation system, cover crop system, a grass waterway, wetland and much more, then this program is for you. Joe Koehler, District Conservationist, will discuss the many grants that a farmer can apply for along with the many other services provided by the NRCS and Licking County Soil and Water.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Drive
Alexandria, OH 43001

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30 pm

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TBD

Location:
TBD

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

 

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

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
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