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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
1pm

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Overwhelmed by the challenges of accessing farmland? Don't be. Whether you are a new, beginning or established farmer, this webinar will help you navigate the issues around accessing farmland or a farm property. Jason Silverman with Land For Good will discuss land tenure arrangements, including leasing and owning, as well as provide tips for finding and evaluating a piece of land.

Webinars are hosted by FACT for farmers. Webinars are free of charge. Register for as many as you like!

To Register, please visit the following link: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED54D789844B3B

Location:
Webinar

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

http://www.foodanimalconcernstrust.org/farmer

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
4:00pm

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Are you a farmer who raises your animals on pasture? Or perhaps you are a consumer who buys humanely-raised meat, milk, and eggs. Join us to learn more about the nutritional benefits that come from raising food animals on grass. Our presenter, Collette Lentz, MS, will discuss the nutritional advantages and the associated human health benefits of pasture-raised versus conventionally-raised animals.

Webinars are hosted by FACT for farmers. Webinars are free of charge. Register for as many as you like!

To Register, please visit the following link: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED54D68180473E

Location:
Webinar

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

http://www.foodanimalconcernstrust.org/farmer

 

Where are Honey Bees Foraging in Ohio? 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
9:00am

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Reed Johnson, of OSU Entomology, will be presenting on the topic of "Where are Honey Bees Foraging in Ohio?".

This is the second webinar in a six part series hosted by The Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology.

All webinars are free, and registration is not required.

To join a webinar, follow the link posted below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Location:
Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / 330-263-3723 /

 

Phone meeting 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
1:00-2:30pm EST

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This hosted webinar titled, "Building capacity for best use of microbial-based biostimulants/biofertilizers in organic and sustainable vegetable production" is a three part, call-in conversation series. Each webinar will be held on Wednesday afternoons.

Relying on (small) microbes to improve vegetable production and farm profit raises big questions for growers and people who advise them. Participate in discussions, research, and information sharing that helps reveal the best use of microbe-containing crop biostimulants, especially in sustainable-organic systems.

This is the third and final phone conference within the webinar series. This phone conference will cover the topic of evaluating the value of microbial-based biostimulants/biofertilizers on an individual's farm.

This free conference call will include panelists with experience and growers, grower-advisors, and others with questions. Preregistration is required. Please see the attached link to register and receive call-in information for the webinar meeting. Questions may be submitted when you register or during each call.

Link: http://u.osu.edu/vegprolab/microbe-containing-products/2018-call-in-conversations-registration/

Location:
The Ohio State University: College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Webinar

Contact:
Matt Kleinhenz / 330.263.3810 /

http://u.osu.edu/vegprolab/research-areas/vegebiostimsferts/

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
3:00pm

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Kent Solberg, Grazing and Livestock Specialist with the Sustainable Farming Association, will discuss options for creating a forage chain by sequencing annual, perennial, and stored forages to feed your ruminant animals. Join FACT to learn how a well-designed forage chain can offer multiple benefits to your farm - including extending the grazing season and reducing feed costs.

Webinars are hosted by FACT for farmers. Webinars are free of charge. Register for as many as you like!

To Register, please visit the following link: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED54D98480463F

Location:
Webinar

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

http://www.foodanimalconcernstrust.org/farmer

 

Ethics in Beekeeping 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
9:00am

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Kim Flottum, author and editor of Bee Culture Magazine, will be presenting on the topic of "Ethics in Beekeeping".

This is the third webinar in a six part series hosted by The Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology.

All webinars are free, and registration is not required.

To join a webinar, follow the link posted below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Location:
Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / 330-263-3723 /

 

Online 

Thursday, June 21, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Hello Ohio Food Policy Network members!
We are excited to share a tentative schedule for the 2018 OFPN Virtual Convenings! These convenings will provide continued connection and opportunities for co-learning for the network throughout the year. All network participants are welcome to join.

Our first virtual convening will be held on Thursday, January 18th from 12pm-1pm. During this virtual convening, Amalie Lipstreu from The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) will be discussing the upcoming farm bill. 2018 will be an important year for anyone interested in food and agriculture. The current farm bill expires in September and unless local food grant and loan programs are renewed they will disappear. If you are interested in learning a little more, please join us for a lunchtime conversation about the farm bill on Thursday, January 18th.

We will most likely be utilizing a convening platform that is used by Ohio State University, known as Zoom. I am working with OSU to finalize some details to ensure Zoom is the best fit for our virtual convenings. I will follow-up soon with some instructions for joining, registering, and participating in the virtual convenings. So stay tuned! in the meantime, please save the dates below on your calendars. This information will also be listed on the OFPN website soon.

Below is the tentative schedule for the 2018 virtual convenings. This schedule is subject to change based on speaker availability. Again, if you have an idea for a virtual convening topic or would like to lead a virtual convening, please let me know! We would love to see the convenings be led by OFPN members. I've also attached a PDF version of the virtual convening schedule in the event that the table below shifts in your email.


Date Speaker Topic
January 18th Amalie Lipstreu (OEFFA) Farm Bill
February 15th Anne Palmer and Karen Bassarab (Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future) Process of organizing a food council drawing on examples from food councils

March 15th Leslie Schaller (AceNET) Fundraising and capacity-building for food councils around the country, rural and urban contexts

June 21st Brian Roe & Meredith Kruger (OSU Food Waste Collaborative) Food Waste Policy


July 19th Brian Raison (OSU Assistant Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community and Organizational Leadership) Building leadership in Food Policy Councils


Happy New Year!

Location:
Online

Contact:
Amanda / email for info /

http://ohiofpn.org/

 

Insect/Animal Husbandry - What You Do and Don't Do Matters! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
9:00am

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Alex Zomchek, Master Beekeeping Instructor, will be presenting on the topic of "Insect/Animal Husbandry - What You Do and Don't Do Matters!".

This is the fourth webinar in a six part series hosted by The Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology.

All webinars are free, and registration is not required.

To join a webinar, follow the link posted below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Location:
Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / 330-263-3723 /

 

Online 

Thursday, July 19, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm

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Hello Ohio Food Policy Network members!
We are excited to share a tentative schedule for the 2018 OFPN Virtual Convenings! These convenings will provide continued connection and opportunities for co-learning for the network throughout the year. All network participants are welcome to join.

Our first virtual convening will be held on Thursday, January 18th from 12pm-1pm. During this virtual convening, Amalie Lipstreu from The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) will be discussing the upcoming farm bill. 2018 will be an important year for anyone interested in food and agriculture. The current farm bill expires in September and unless local food grant and loan programs are renewed they will disappear. If you are interested in learning a little more, please join us for a lunchtime conversation about the farm bill on Thursday, January 18th.

We will most likely be utilizing a convening platform that is used by Ohio State University, known as Zoom. I am working with OSU to finalize some details to ensure Zoom is the best fit for our virtual convenings. I will follow-up soon with some instructions for joining, registering, and participating in the virtual convenings. So stay tuned! in the meantime, please save the dates below on your calendars. This information will also be listed on the OFPN website soon.

Below is the tentative schedule for the 2018 virtual convenings. This schedule is subject to change based on speaker availability. Again, if you have an idea for a virtual convening topic or would like to lead a virtual convening, please let me know! We would love to see the convenings be led by OFPN members. I've also attached a PDF version of the virtual convening schedule in the event that the table below shifts in your email.


Date Speaker Topic
January 18th Amalie Lipstreu (OEFFA) Farm Bill
February 15th Anne Palmer and Karen Bassarab (Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future) Process of organizing a food council drawing on examples from food councils

March 15th Leslie Schaller (AceNET) Fundraising and capacity-building for food councils around the country, rural and urban contexts

June 21st Brian Roe & Meredith Kruger (OSU Food Waste Collaborative) Food Waste Policy

July 19th Brian Raison (OSU Assistant Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community and Organizational Leadership) Building leadership in Food Policy Councils

Happy New Year!

Location:
Online

Contact:
Amanda / email for info /

http://ohiofpn.org/

 

Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
9:00am

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Elizabeth Long, of OSU Entomology, will be presenting on the topic of "Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides".

This is the fifth webinar in a six part series hosted by The Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology.

All webinars are free, and registration is not required.

To join a webinar, follow the link posted below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Location:
Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / 330-263-3723 /

 

Pollinator Diversity in Ohio Soybeans 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00am

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Kelley Tilmon, of OSU Entomology, will be presenting on the topic of "Pollinator Diversity in Ohio Soybeans".

This is the sixth and final webinar in a six part series hosted by The Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology.

All webinars are free, and registration is not required.

To join a webinar, follow the link posted below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Location:
Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / 330-263-3723 /

 

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