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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
1:30-3:00 p.m. EST

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The history and current use of Soil Balancing provides a rich opportunity to examine the different ways that farmers and scientists develop and use their knowledge. Join us to discuss what the idea and practice of Soil Balancing currently means to farmers, researchers, and consultants, and to brainstorm ways in which improved soil management can strengthen sustainably-minded farm management.

Call-in Panel: Steve Culman (OSU soil specialist), Doug Doohan (OSU horticultural weed science), Will Glazik (Cow Creek Organic Farm), Doug Jackson-Smith (OSU School of Natural Resources), John Kempf (Advancing EcoAgriculture), Bill McKibben (Logan Labs, LLC)

This is the first of three Conference Call-in events on the topic of Soil Balancing. Additional events are scheduled for November 14 and December 12, 2018. Each call-in will bring together a panel of growers, agricultural advisors, and researchers to share their perspectives and experiences.

Anyone with an interest in this topic may call in to listen to the conversation or may contribute questions or comments of their own before, during, or after the event. For more details or to register, visit: https://offer.osu.edu/SB-call-in

What is Soil Balancing:
Soil Balancing is an approach to soil management which is practiced widely by organic farmers, but is relatively untested by research. A multidisciplinary team at Ohio State is working to develop a more complete and widely shared understanding of soil balancing. Efforts include documenting effects on crops and soils when soil balancing is used, and gathering insight on the ways soil balancing is understood and practiced among researchers, farmers, and consultants.

Location:
Webinar: The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
1680 Madison Ave
Wooster, OH 44691

Once registered, you will receive call-in instructions by email. Dial in the day of the broadcast to listen live to the conversation. Participants may send in questions before, during, and after each scheduled conversation.

Contact:
Matthew Kleinhenz / 330-263-3810 /

https://offer.osu.edu/SB-call-in

 

Hosted by FACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust 

Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00pm est

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Presenter Jan Dohner, author of Livestock Guardians, will cover the fundamentals of using guardian animals, including llamas, donkeys and dogs, to protect your livestock and poultry on pasture. She will address the pros and cons of using each type of guardian animal, how to choose the right animal for your farm, basic care and much more.

This webinar is part 1 of a 3 part webinar series. The second part of this series will be held on November 1st and the third part will be held on November 15th.

Please visit this link to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55DA80814D38

Location:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)- Webinar
3525 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

Contact:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) / 773-525-4952 /

https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/webinars/

 

Hosted by FACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:00- 8:00pm est

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Please join FACT to learn all about this year's Fund-a-Farmer Grant application process! FACT will discuss the three types of grants that are available, tips for applying online, and ideas on how to submit a strong application. This webinar will be led by FACT's Larissa McKenna and ASPCA's Kara Shannon.

Please visit this link to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED56D88388493D

Location:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)- Webinar
3525 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

Contact:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) / 773-525-4952 /

https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/webinars/

 

Hosted by FACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust 

Thursday, November 1, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM est

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This webinar focus on using dogs as guardian animals. Presenter Jan Dohner, author of Livestock Guardians, will cover the various breeds, questions of crossbred dogs, how to find a good dog/breeder, identifying good rescue dogs, choosing a puppy, bringing home a new dog or puppy, and the three different ways you can raise and train it.

This webinar is part 2 of a 3 part series on livestock guardian animals. The third part will be held on November 15th.

Please visit this link to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55D783834831

Location:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)- Webinar
3525 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

Contact:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) / 773-525-4952 /

https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/webinars/

 

Hosted by FACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust 

Thursday, November 8, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM est.

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Are you wondering how the new tax law will impact your farm's taxes? Join FACT to learn about the updated tax code, including what it means for depreciation, capital purchases, and other deductions. Our presenter is Tina Salandra, CPA, Principal at Numerical, a tax firm based in New York. Tina has over 20 years of experience in tax and accounting services. Come with your questions!

Please visit this link to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55D78386493E

Location:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)- Webinar
3525 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

Contact:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) / 773-525-4952 /

https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/webinars/

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
1:30-3:00 p.m. EST

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Everyone uses numbers to make decisions, although the numbers people have and the ways they use them often differ. These differences can spell both excitement and challenge when trying to understand and use Soil Balancing. Join Ohio State University to discuss Soil Balancing by the numbers, as farmers, consultants, and researchers discuss the numbers we have and the numbers we wish we had.

This is the Second of three Conference Call-in events on the topic of Soil Balancing. The final conference call-in event is scheduled for December 12, 2018. Each call-in will bring together a panel of growers, agricultural advisors, and researchers to share their perspectives and experiences.

Anyone with an interest in this topic may call in to listen to the conversation or may contribute questions or comments of their own before, during, or after the event. For more details or to register, visit: https://offer.osu.edu/SB-call-in

What is Soil Balancing:
Soil Balancing is an approach to soil management which is practiced widely by organic farmers, but is relatively untested by research. A multidisciplinary team at Ohio State is working to develop a more complete and widely shared understanding of soil balancing. Efforts include documenting effects on crops and soils when soil balancing is used, and gathering insight on the ways soil balancing is understood and practiced among researchers, farmers, and consultants.

Location:
Webinar: The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
1680 Madison Ave
Wooster, OH 44691

Once registered, you will receive call-in instructions by email. Dial in the day of the broadcast to listen live to the conversation. Participants may send in questions before, during, and after each scheduled conversation.

Contact:
Matthew Kleinhenz / 330-263-3810 /

https://offer.osu.edu/SB-call-in

 

Hosted by FACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust 

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM est.

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This webinar will cover the adolescent behavior problems commonly exhibited by livestock guardian dogs, including tips for observing and identifying the good and bad physical signs and signals, troubleshooting, and problem solving. It will also provide guidance for dealing with other family or herding dogs, as well as discuss poultry guarding and the challenges associated with it.

Our presenter, Jan Dohner, is an author and researcher who lives on her small family farm in Michigan. Jan has over 40 years of hands on experience using livestock guardians for predator control and is the author of Livestock Guardians. This webinar is part three of a three part series on livestock guardian animals.

Please visit this link to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55D78383463B

Location:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)- Webinar
3525 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

Contact:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) / 773-525-4952 /

https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/webinars/

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
1:30-3:00 p.m. EST

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"You don't know enough to know what you need to know." This recent recollection by a farmer after their encounter with a more experienced one reminds us that the questions matter. Much is said, written, and claimed about Soil Balancing but all is still not clear about it. If there is to be a more useful knowledge base about Soil Balancing—shared by farmers, consultants, and researchers alike—new questions and new ways of addressing them must be shared and accepted by many. Join The Ohio State University to discuss and shape where investigations of Soil Balancing should go next and how.

This is the third and final Conference Call-in event on the topic of Soil Balancing. Each call-in will bring together a panel of growers, agricultural advisors, and researchers to share their perspectives and experiences.

Anyone with an interest in this topic may call in to listen to the conversation or may contribute questions or comments of their own before, during, or after the event. For more details or to register, visit: https://offer.osu.edu/SB-call-in

What is Soil Balancing:
Soil Balancing is an approach to soil management which is practiced widely by organic farmers, but is relatively untested by research. A multidisciplinary team at Ohio State is working to develop a more complete and widely shared understanding of soil balancing. Efforts include documenting effects on crops and soils when soil balancing is used, and gathering insight on the ways soil balancing is understood and practiced among researchers, farmers, and consultants.

Location:
Webinar: The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
1680 Madison Ave
Wooster, OH 44691

Once registered, you will receive call-in instructions by email. Dial in the day of the broadcast to listen live to the conversation. Participants may send in questions before, during, and after each scheduled conversation.

Contact:
Matthew Kleinhenz / 330-263-3810 /

https://offer.osu.edu/SB-call-in

 

Hosted by FACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust 

Monday, January 7, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM est.

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Join FACT to learn practical strategies for protecting your flock from predators such as raccoons, foxes, and birds of prey. This webinar will help you identify threatening species through tracks, scat, and the damage they leave behind. By understanding how predators think and behave, where and how they live, and how they attack and kill prey, you'll be able to interpret the potential threats. Nonlethal methods for prevention and protection will be discussed.

Our presenter, Jan Dohner, is an author and researcher who lives on her small family farm in Michigan. Jan has over 40 years of hands on experience using livestock guardians for predator control and is the author of The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators.

Please visit this link to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55D78285493F

Location:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)- Webinar
3525 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

Contact:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) / 773-525-4952 /

https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/webinars/

 

Hosted by FACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust 

Monday, January 14, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM est.

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Join FACT to learn practical strategies to keep your cattle, goats, and sheep safe from predators such as coyotes, larger predators, as well as roaming dogs and birds of prey. This webinar will help you identify threatening species through tracks, scat, and the damage they leave behind. Nonlethal methods for prevention and protection will be discussed.

Our presenter, Jan Dohner, is an author and researcher who lives on her small family farm in Michigan. Jan has over 40 years of hands on experience using livestock guardians for predator control and is the author of The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators.

Please visit this link to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED55D78285473F

Location:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)- Webinar
3525 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

Contact:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) / 773-525-4952 /

https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/webinars/

 

Hosted by FACT: Food Animal Concerns Trust 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM est.

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The New Zealand method is an efficient and low-stress way to shear sheep. It also helps maintain the best possible quality of wool to be used for production. Join FACT to learn an overview of the technique, the tools, and the importance of shearing in the humane treatment of fiber bearing animals. This presentation will focus primarily on sheep shearing, but will also touch on animals such as alpacas and llamas.

Our presenter, Amber Van Hove, is the owner of Barnhart Fields Farm in Washington State where she raises Shetland sheep for wool. Amber is a certified national sheep shearer and runs Northwest Shearing where she provides shearing services to local flocks and hobby farms.

Please visit this link to register: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED56DF8084463A

Location:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)- Webinar
3525 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

Contact:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) / 773-525-4952 /

https://foodanimalconcernstrust.org/webinars/

 

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