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Yellow Springs, OH 

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Workshop: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Public tour: 1-3 p.m.

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Beginning farmers seeking land will gain hands-on experience assessing the suitability of a parcel of land for a farm operation during this workshop, which is a component of American Farmland Trust's Farmland for the Next Generation project. Learn why land assessment is important and key considerations for conducting a land search including location, natural resources, infrastructure, land use and mangement, current use and rights, adjoining land use, and taxes. Learn from a beginning farmer and Farm Credit Mid-America appraiser about the appraisal process and common issues beginning farmers face. Participants will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about conservation easements with Tecumseh Land Trust, and will have an opportunity to walk the farmland of Agraria, a project of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, to observe the land assessment process from a distinguished grassland conservationist. Following the workshop, at 1 p.m., there will be a public tour of Agraria.

About the Speakers: Kelly Henderson, Begin Farming Program Coordinator at OEFFA, is one of the 25 experienced agricultural educators and service providers across the country serving in the inaugural class of AFT's Land Access Trainers. Dana Workman Stacey is owner and operator of Grass Powered Poultry & Meats and Collateral Analyst for Farm Credit Mid-America. Bob Hendershot is a retired State Grassland Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and is owner of Green Pasture Services, a pasture consulting service.

Cost and Registration: $25. Price includes light refreshments; participants who wish to stay for the public farm tour are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch. Pre-registration is required by Monday, June 18.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
Agraria
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Kelly Henderson / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/landassessment

 

Reynoldsburg, OH 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 through Thursday, June 28, 2018
June 26-27 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. June 28 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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The Ohio Department of Agriculture is conducting a Preventive Controls training in June. This is a cost-effective way to attain required certification under FSMA (21 CFR 117) for the production of food products intended for human consumption.

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a "preventive controls qualified individual" who has "successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls". This course developed by the FSPCA is the "standardized curriculum" recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a "preventive controls qualified individual."

These courses are taught by Lead Instructors trained by the FSPCA, who have been instructed in how to teach the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum.

The registration fee is $55.00.

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

Contact:
Donna Vohsing / 614-728-2609 /

 

Urbana, OH 

Thursday, June 28, 2018
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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This interactive workshop series provides women landowners with the confidence, skills, and resources necessary to interact with tenants and ensure the integrity of their land is preserved for future generations.

The series runs every other Thursday, June 14 through August 23 from 9:00-11:30 in the Champaign County Community Center Auditorium in Urbana, Ohio. It is $50 for the series. If you are only able to attend a couple of session, it is $10 per session.

Registration includes all materials and refreshments.

June 28 – Implementing Conservation
• Conservation Activity
• Aquifer Demonstration
• Watershed Maps of Participants Farms
• Explanation of Conservation Practices

Location:
Champaign County Community Center Auditorium
1512 South US Hwy 68
Urbana, OH 43078

Contact:
Amanda Douridas / 937-484-1526 /

http://go.osu.edu/agevents

 

Urbana, OH 

Thursday, July 12, 2018
9:00 am - 11:30 am

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This interactive workshop series provides women landowners with the confidence, skills, and resources necessary to interact with tenants and ensure the integrity of their land is preserved for future generations.

The series runs every other Thursday, June 14 through August 23 from 9:00-11:30 in the Champaign County Community Center Auditorium in Urbana, Ohio. It is $50 for the series. If you are only able to attend a couple of session, it is $10 per session.

Registration includes all materials and refreshments.

July 12- Value of the Land Beyond the Dollar
• Land Value Diagram
• Landowner/Tenant Relationship Panel
• Wildlife Habitat Programs

Location:
Champaign County Community Center Auditorium
1512 South US Hwy 68
Urbana, OH 43078

Contact:
Amanda Douridas / 937-484-1526 /

http://go.osu.edu/agevents

 

Amesville, OH 

Sunday, July 22, 2018
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Learn how to grow and prepare the finest bionutrient-rich food from seed, to soil, to serving plate. Bionutrient Food Association Southeast Ohio Chapter leader Mark Cohen will take a practical look at an innovative food philosophy for improving health, sequestering carbon, and increasing resiliency. Attendees will learn what crop varieties to focus on, how to develop healthy, mineralized, and biologically active soil, and how to prepare their food with techniques such as nixtamalization and fermentation to maximize potential nutrient availability. This workshop emphasizes community food security, but applies to cash crops as well. After exploring food production techniques, Mark will conclude with a demonstration of food preparation and a delicious farm lunch featuring crops from the fields viewed throughout the day.

Cost and Registration: $40 for OEFFA and/or BFA members, $50 for non-members. Price includes a locally sourced lunch. Pre-registration is required by July 16. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/bionutrient or send a check made out to OEFFA, along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA, Bionutrient-Rich Food, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, contact Milo Petruziello at (614) 421-2022 or milo@oeffa.org.

Rental lodging is available at Wyatt Run Farm and Ecology Center. For more information, go to www.wyattrunfarm.weebly.com.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
Wyatt Run Farm and Ecology Center
12788 New England Rd.
Amesville, OH 45711

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/bionutrient

 

Urbana, OH 

Thursday, July 26, 2018
9:00 am - 11:30 am

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This interactive workshop series provides women landowners with the confidence, skills, and resources necessary to interact with tenants and ensure the integrity of their land is preserved for future generations.

The series runs every other Thursday, June 14 through August 23 from 9:00-11:30 in the Champaign County Community Center Auditorium in Urbana, Ohio. It is $50 for the series. If you are only able to attend a couple of session, it is $10 per session.

Registration includes all materials and refreshments.

July 26- Transition and Succession Planning
• Peggy Hall and Wright Moore Law Firm

Location:
Champaign County Community Center Auditorium
1512 South US Hwy 68
Urbana, OH 43078

Contact:
Amanda Douridas / 937-484-1526 /

http://go.osu.edu/agevents

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, August 5, 2018
1-5 p.m.

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Are you an aspiring or new farmer planning your dream farm? This workshop will help you map out your farm vision, clarify your goals and values, and assess your strengths, resources, and needs before beginning a farming enterprise. Hear from a panel of early career farmers and receive important planning resources.

Cost and Registration: $25. Price includes light refreshments. Pre-registration is required by July 30. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmvision2018 or send a check made out to OEFFA, along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA, Farm Vision, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours.

Location:
OEFFA
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Kelly Henderson / 6144212022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/farmvision2018

 

Urbana, OH 

Thursday, August 9, 2018
9:00 am - 11:30 am

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This interactive workshop series provides women landowners with the confidence, skills, and resources necessary to interact with tenants and ensure the integrity of their land is preserved for future generations.

The series runs every other Thursday, June 14 through August 23 from 9:00-11:30 in the Champaign County Community Center Auditorium in Urbana, Ohio. It is $50 for the series. If you are only able to attend a couple of session, it is $10 per session.

Registration includes all materials and refreshments.

Aug 9- Leasing and Budgets
• Good Leasing Contracts
• Hunting Leases
• Overview of Commodity Budgets

Location:
Champaign County Community Center Auditorium
1512 South US Hwy 68
Urbana, OH 43078

Contact:
Amanda Douridas / 937-484-1526 /

http://go.osu.edu/agevents

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, October 13, 2018 through Saturday, February 2, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Heartland Farm Beginnings® is a year-long, farmer-led training and support program designed to help early career farmers committed to creating a sustainable farm business achieve their goals. This intensive, eight-part workshop series will enable farmers with at least one year of production experience to develop a whole farm plan that encompasses realistic goal setting, financial management, and assessment of resources, skills, and markets. Early career farmers will also receive the business planning tools necessary to successfully implement their plan. In addition to the course work, the program includes 2019 conference registration and a mentorship for March through November upon successful completion of the course.

Cost and Registration: $1,000 by August 17, $1,200 by September 21. Pre-registration is required for the entire series.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours.

Location:
OEFFA
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Kelly Henderson / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/farmbeginnings

 

Akron, OH 

Friday, November 30, 2018 through Saturday, December 1, 2018
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Early career farmers interested in advancing their farm's earning potential will benefit from this two-day intensive workshop focused on enhancing the management plans of established operations to maximize soil fertility and yield. Session topics for larger scale sustainable farms will include: growing transplants efficiently; planting from transplants and direct seeding; weed control; meeting demands of distributors, institutions, stores, restaurants, and cooperatives; and picking, washing, packing, cooling, storing, and delivering your products to maximize efficiency and freshness.

Scaling up your farm business also requires moving beyond paper fliers, random Facebook ads, and coupon codes. You need a marketing strategy, and you need to know the why behind it. In this workshop, you'll learn the principles behind building an online marketing system that continuously attracts qualified leads, grows your customers, and increases sales. You'll also leave feeling confident in how to design creative marketing collateral that will build your farm's brand and grow your profits.

About the Speakers: Linda Halley has been an organic farmer since 1989. As a pioneer of the community supported agriculture (CSA) movement, she developed one of Wisconsin's premier CSAs, Harmony Valley Farm. She left Wisconsin to manage Fairview Gardens, a nonprofit, educational farm in California, and later, Gardens of Eagan, a 126 acre greenhouse and produce operation in Minnesota. Currently, Linda is general manager of Gwenyn Hill Organic Farm and Garden in Wisconsin, a diverse, peri-urban, 400 acre farm transitioning to certified organic production. In addition to farming, Linda is an organic farm inspector and has served in leadership positions at the Minnesota Food Association and Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service. Corinna Bench is the co-founder of Shared Legacy Farms, a 400 member certified organic CSA in northwest Ohio. Her farm grew its retention rate from 66 percent to 78 percent in one year after implementing an online branding content strategy. She is the founder of www.mydigitalfarmer.com and the CSA Marketing private Facebook group, offering free digital marketing training for CSA farmers.

Cost and Registration: $110 for OEFFA members, $130 for non-members. Price includes breakfast and lunch both days. Pre-registration is required by November 16 and space is limited to 35 participants. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/scalingup2018 or send a check made out to OEFFA, along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA, Scaling Up Production and Marketing, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Location:
Mustard Seed Market & Café at Highland Square
867 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303

Contact:
Kelly Henderson / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/scalingup2018

 

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

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