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Lancaster, OH 

Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00PM - 8:00PM

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Learn how to preserve the season's harvest with basic water bath canning. Chef Doug Weber will walk us through all the steps to can safely at home. Each participant will take home a jar of apple sauce and a jar of apple butter, made with local Cortland apples from Hugus Fruit Farm. This is the first in a series of cooking classes that are being offered as a fundraiser for the market. Chef Weber is generously donating his time - all proceeds from this workshop will go directly to benefit the Keller Market House. Look for more workshops in the coming months! This workshop is offered on a sliding scale of $15 - $60. Space is limited - Please pre-register and pay online or in person at the market.

Location:
Keller Market House
134 S. Columbus St.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Contact:
N/a / (740) 277-6305 /

http://www.kellermarkethouse.org/events.html

 

Delaware, OH 

Friday, October 20, 2017
Oct. 20th & 21st Friday at 12:00pm - Saturday unti 4:00pm

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Bring a packed lunch or arrive as time permits on Friday.

Come prepared to spend the night on the farm either indoors, outdoors or in the hayloft. During this adult program geared toward making apple butter, you will have a unique hands-on experience, from peeling apples to cooking over an open fire to canning.

Along the way there will be ample opportunity to learn about the inter-workings of our 236 acre organic farm and nature preserve.

Participants will leave with home-made apple butter, and a deeper understanding and connection to life on the farm.

Cost includes three meals. $100 per person.
Pre-resgistration required, call 740-363-2548.

Location:
At Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd.
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Emily Pidock / 740-363-2548 /

http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/calendar/2017-04/

 

Coshocton, OH 

Friday, October 20, 2017
12:00pm - 4:30pm

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The interactive Lady Landowner workshop provides women landowners with the confidence, skills, and resources necessary to interact with tenants, develop and negotiate lease arrangements, and more. Registration includes all materials with lunch provided.

Topics for the day will include addressing the risks of leasing, verbal versus written leases, nuts and bolts of a lease, communicating with your tenant, negotiation process and skills, factors that affect the rental rate and more.

This workshop will share speakers between Putnam County and Coshocton County utilizing technology for live streaming. Peggy Hall and Emily Adams will teach at the Coshocton County, and Beth Scheckelhoff and Tony Nye will teach at the Putnam County location.

Cost for the Lady Landlord program is $20. Online registration is available at go.osu.edu/ladylandowner. Payment by cash or check can be made as well with registration forms that can be found at coshocton.osu.edu or putnam.osu.edu. Please direct questions to Emily Adams.

Location:
Frontier Power Community Room
770 South 2nd St.
Coshocton, OH 43812

Contact:
Emily Adams / 740-622-2265 /

https://u.osu.edu/ohwomeninag/2017/09/20/calling-all-lady-landowners/

 

Ottawa, OH 

Friday, October 20, 2017
12:00pm - 4:30pm

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The interactive Lady Landowner workshop provides women landowners with the confidence, skills, and resources necessary to interact with tenants, develop and negotiate lease arrangements, and more. Registration includes all materials with lunch provided.

Topics for the day will include addressing the risks of leasing, verbal versus written leases, nuts and bolts of a lease, communicating with your tenant, negotiation process and skills, factors that affect the rental rate and more.

This workshop will share speakers between Putnam County and Coshocton County utilizing technology for live streaming. Peggy Hall and Emily Adams will teach at the Coshocton County, and Beth Scheckelhoff and Tony Nye will teach at the Putnam County location.

Cost for the Lady Landlord program is $20. Online registration is available at go.osu.edu/ladylandowner. Payment by cash or check can be made as well with registration forms that can be found at coshocton.osu.edu or putnam.osu.edu. Please direct questions to Beth Scheckelhoff.

Location:
Putnam County Extension Office
1206 East 2nd St.
Ottawa, OH 45875

Contact:
Beth Scheckelhoff / 419-592-0806 /

https://u.osu.edu/ohwomeninag/2017/09/20/calling-all-lady-landowners/

 

Yellow Springs, OH 

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:15 am - 4:00 pm

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The workshop is led by faculty from Ohio State University, Ohio University, Miami University and Antioch College as well as staff from Cleveland Seed Bank. The series involves four workshop locations; each location includes four presenters and a locally catered lunch. The workshop provides professional training for seed savers, growers, and plant breeders; creates the foundation for a statewide seed savers alliance; and expands opportunities and reduces barriers for small-scale seed producers in Ohio. This course is recommended for those with some seed saving experience.

This is a collaborative effort between Ridge & Hollow Seed Alliance, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Miami University, Antioch College, and the Cleveland Seed Bank.

Location:
McGregor Hall
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Contact:
Jess Chadwell / 740.593.5971 /

https://communityfoodinitiativesorg.presencehost.net/s2s-workshop/

 

Parma, OH 

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:15 am - 4:00 pm

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The workshop is led by faculty from Ohio State University, Ohio University, Miami University and Antioch College as well as staff from Cleveland Seed Bank. The series involves four workshop locations; each location includes four presenters and a locally catered lunch. The workshop provides professional training for seed savers, growers, and plant breeders; creates the foundation for a statewide seed savers alliance; and expands opportunities and reduces barriers for small-scale seed producers in Ohio. This course is recommended for those with some seed saving experience.

This is a collaborative effort between Ridge & Hollow Seed Alliance, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Miami University, Antioch College, and the Cleveland Seed Bank.

Location:
Cleveland Metroparks: Watershed Stewardship Center
2277 W Ridgewood Dr
Parma, Ohio 44134

Contact:
Jess Chadwell / 740.593.5971 /

https://communityfoodinitiativesorg.presencehost.net/s2s-workshop/

 

The Plains, OH 

Monday, November 6, 2017 through Friday, November 10, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This is an introductory but technical course on the design and installation of solar electric systems within residential and light commercial structures. The course will consist of lectures (about 60%) as well as hands-on labs (about 40%). You will work with a working PV system, dismantling and re-installing it, troubleshooting and ensuring its proper operation. You will also learn how to design and build your own solar generator - to get you through those irritating power outages.

Registration is limited to 10 students. This course is offered in partnership with several not-for-profits. The fee for this one-week course is $970 and includes: Instruction, hands-on labs, textbook and lab material, ETA examination, and (in most cases) lunch.

Prepares students to sit for the ETA Photovoltaic Installer (PVI) Level 1.

Location:
Rural Action Headquarters
9030 Hocking Hills Dr
The Plains, Ohio 45780

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-674-4300 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/11/06/360/36%7C35%7C34/OTZjYzk2YTk4N

 

Athens, OH 

Friday, November 10, 2017
November 6 - November 10

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Want to learn how to install your own solar array, or become a certified solar installer? Join award-winning instructor Jay Warmke in Athens Ohio at the Rural Action headquarters in The Plains, November 6th - 10th. More information and registration: www.bluerockstation.com. Don't delay - only 10 spaces per class.

Location:
Rural Action Headquarters
9030 Hocking Hills Dr
The Plains, OH 45780

Contact:
N/A / N/A /

http://www.bluerockstation.com/workshops/icalrepeat.detail/2017/11/06/360/36%7C35%7C34/OTZjYzk2YTk4N

 

Reynoldsburg, OH 

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Check in starts at 8:30am

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Aquaculture enthusiasts, please plan on attending the Fish Health Workshop, on Saturday, November 11, at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg, OH. Dr. Kathleen Hartman, Dr. Mark Flint, Dr. Stephen Reichley, and Mr. Matthew Smith will be presenting and leading hands-on experience on various topics related to assessing and maximizing fish health. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and engage with these experts. The workshop is presented by the Ohio Aquaculture Association, OSU South Centers ABC2, and the USDA's North Central Regional Aquaculture Center. Please see attached flyer for registration and additional information.

Presented by the Ohio Aquaculture Association, Ohio State University South Centers Aquaculture Boot Camp, and the USDA's North Central Regional Aquaculture Center. The day will consist of both formal presentations and hands-on experience covering topics on:
• Fish dissection and information all farmers should know to assess fish health
• Best management practices in fish health and biosecurity
• Disease prevention
• Stress management

The following speakers will be presenting:
• Dr. Kathleen Hartman, Aquaculture Program Leader for USDA-APHIS
• Dr. Mark Flint, Clinical – Assistant Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at OSU
• Dr. Stephen Reichley, Director of Fish Health at Clear Springs Foods in Buhl, Idaho
• Matthew Smith, OSU South Centers Aquaculture Extension Specialist

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with these experts, and gain a better understanding of how to keep your fish at their healthiest.

Location:
Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 E Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Contact:
Julie Moose / N/A /

http://www.ohioaquaculture.org

 

Chillicothe, OH 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is designed for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement: 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'

The course will cover: an introduction to produce safety; worker health, hygiene, and training; soil amendments; wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use; agricultural water (both production and postharvest); postharvest handling and sanitation and developing a farm food safety plan. As a participant, you can expected to gain a basic understanding of: microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm; parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one; and requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.

In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course.

Registration is required. The ODA will mail registration forms 1-2 months prior to each training to area farmers. If you don't receive a mailing for a training in your area, call the ODA at 614-728-6250 and register via phone. There is no cost for the training and the book will be provided.
Additional training's will be offered throughout Ohio; more details TBA. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

Location:
Ross Co Government Center
475 Western Ave
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Norwalk, OH 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
9:00am - 6:00pm

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The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is designed for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement: 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'

The course will cover: an introduction to produce safety; worker health, hygiene, and training; soil amendments; wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use; agricultural water (both production and postharvest); postharvest handling and sanitation and developing a farm food safety plan. As a participant, you can expected to gain a basic understanding of: microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm; parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one; and requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.

In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course.

Registration is required. The ODA will mail registration forms 1-2 months prior to each training to area farmers. If you don't receive a mailing for a training in your area, call the ODA at 614-728-6250 and register via phone. There is no cost for the training and the book will be provided.

Additional training's will be offered throughout Ohio; more details TBA. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

Location:
Huron County Office Building
180 Milan Ave
Norwalk, OH 44857

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Fremont, OH 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm

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The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is designed for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement: 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'

The course will cover: an introduction to produce safety; worker health, hygiene, and training; soil amendments; wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use; agricultural water (both production and postharvest); postharvest handling and sanitation and developing a farm food safety plan. As a participant, you can expected to gain a basic understanding of: microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm; parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one; and requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.

In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course.

Registration is required. The ODA will mail registration forms 1-2 months prior to each training to area farmers. If you don't receive a mailing for a training in your area, call the ODA at 614-728-6250 and register via phone. There is no cost for the training and the book will be provided.
Additional training's will be offered throughout Ohio; more details TBA. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

Location:
Sandusky Co Engineers Office
2500 West State St
Fremont, OH 43420

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Athens, OH 

Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:15 am - 4:00 pm

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The workshop is led by faculty from Ohio State University, Ohio University, Miami University and Antioch College as well as staff from Cleveland Seed Bank. The series involves four workshop locations; each location includes four presenters and a locally catered lunch. The workshop provides professional training for seed savers, growers, and plant breeders; creates the foundation for a statewide seed savers alliance; and expands opportunities and reduces barriers for small-scale seed producers in Ohio. This course is recommended for those with some seed saving experience.

This is a collaborative effort between Ridge & Hollow Seed Alliance, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Miami University, Antioch College, and the Cleveland Seed Bank.

Location:
Athens Community Center
701 E State St
Athens, Ohio 45701

Contact:
Jess Chadwell / 740.593.5971 /

https://communityfoodinitiativesorg.presencehost.net/s2s-workshop/

 

Reynoldsburg, OH 

Monday, February 5, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm

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The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is designed for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement: 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'

The course will cover: an introduction to produce safety; worker health, hygiene, and training; soil amendments; wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use; agricultural water (both production and postharvest); postharvest handling and sanitation and developing a farm food safety plan. As a participant, you can expected to gain a basic understanding of: microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm; parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one; and requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.

In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course.
Registration is required. The ODA will mail registration forms 1-2 months prior to each training to area farmers. If you don't receive a mailing for a training in your area, call the ODA at 614-728-6250 and register via phone. There is no cost for the training and the book will be provided.

Additional training's will be offered throughout Ohio; more details TBA. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

Location:
Broomfield Building
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

The workshop will take place in sections A and B in the auditorium.

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

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