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Finding Answers Through On-Farm Research: Soil Balancing for Organic Farmers

Free online webinar 

Friday, January 30, 2015
1 p.m.

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Join OEFFA for a free webinar, "Finding Answers through on-Farm Research: Soil Balancing for Organic Farmers."

Soil balancing using the Basic Cation Saturation Ratio (BCSR) approach relies on adding limestone and/or gypsum and taking other steps to alter soil chemistry. The BCSR approach may, in turn, enhance soil life and tilth, improve weed and insect control, and increase crop yield and quality. However, the effects of soil balancing, particularly in real-world farm settings, have not been systematically or scientifically researched.

Researchers at the Ohio State University, farmers, and agricultural experts are collaborating to learn more about soil balancing to help farmers using this method more effectively and gain a greater understanding of how soil balancing affects weeds, pests, and crops. Join this webinar to learn more about soils, soil balancing, and how you can participate in state-wide research on soil balancing and other topics.

This session will be presented by Dr. Doug Doohan, professor of Horticulture and Crop Science at OSU's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC); Dr. Matt Kleinhenz, professor of Horticulture and Crop Science; Dr. Warren Dick, professor of Environment and Natural Resources at OARDC; Dr. Steve Culman, state soil fertility specialist; Dr. Laura Lindsey, assistant professor of Horticulture and Crop Science, and Dr. Mohsen Mohseni-Moghadam, post-doctoral researcher at OARDC.

There is no cost to attend the webinar, but pre-registration is required.

This webinar is offered as part of a collaboration between OEFFA and the Ohio State University (OSU), and supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative to help address gaps in research on soil management in organic systems.

OEFFA and OSU are working to establish a statewide network of certified organic farms willing to host and participate in on-farm research on soil balancing and other topics. To participate, or to find out more, contact Eric Pawlowski.


Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / (614) 421-2022 /

http://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1741016553242407170

 

Ohio Aquaculture Conference

Columbus, OHio 

Saturday, January 31, 2015 through Sunday, February 1, 2015

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World-renowned aquaponics expert, Charlie Shultz, will be the featured presenter at the Ohio Aquaculture Association’s 2015 Annual Conference. The two-day conference is open to anyone interested in learning about the various aspects of aquaculture. The conference will host one of the largest industry trade shows in the region and will feature Dr. Chris Weeks, Regional Aquaculture Extension Specialist with the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, as the keynote speaker during the Saturday night banquet that is included with registration.

The cost is $125 which includes morning refreshments on both days, Saturday lunch, and an evening banquet. Register by January 10, to receive an early-bird discounted rate of $75.

Quest Conference Center at Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Julie Moose / 614-604-8823 /

http://8823 www.ohioaquaculture.org

 

NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC Open House

Wadsworth, OH 

Monday, February 2, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Open houses have been scheduled on the 250 mile Nexus pipeline project being proposed in Ohio. If you live in Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Sandusky, Erie, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Wayne, Stark or Columbiana County and want more information about this proposal and how it could impact your land, attend an open house before the end of February.

NEXUS Gas Transmission representatives will be available to answer questions on the proposed facilities, land acquisition, environmental and permitting processes, construction and operation, and other aspects of the project.

The Galaxy Banquet Center Venus & Moonglow Rooms
201 Park Center Dr. Wadsworth, OH

Contact:
/ 1-844-589-3655

http://www.nexusgastransmission.com/timeline/open-house-informational-meetings/

 

NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC Open House

Elyria, OH 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Open houses have been scheduled on the 250 mile Nexus pipeline project being proposed in Ohio. If you live in Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Sandusky, Erie, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Wayne, Stark or Columbiana County and want more information about this proposal and how it could impact your land, attend an open house before the end of February.

NEXUS Gas Transmission representatives will be available to answer questions on the proposed facilities, land acquisition, environmental and permitting processes, construction and operation, and other aspects of the project.

Lorain County Community College Spitzer Conference Center (Grand Room)
1005 Abbe Rd. N Elyria, OH

Contact:
/ 1-844-589-3655

http://www.nexusgastransmission.com/timeline/open-house-informational-meetings/

 

NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC Open House

Castalia, OH 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Open houses have been scheduled on the 250 mile Nexus pipeline project being proposed in Ohio. If you live in Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Sandusky, Erie, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Wayne, Stark or Columbiana County and want more information about this proposal and how it could impact your land, attend an open house before the end of February.

NEXUS Gas Transmission representatives will be available to answer questions on the proposed facilities, land acquisition, environmental and permitting processes, construction and operation, and other aspects of the project.

Margaretta Elementary School Cafeteria
5906 Bogart Rd. W Castalia, OH

Contact:
/ 1-844-589-3655

http://www.nexusgastransmission.com/timeline/open-house-informational-meetings/

 

NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC Open House

Fremont, OH 

Thursday, February 5, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Open houses have been scheduled on the 250 mile Nexus pipeline project being proposed in Ohio. If you live in Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Sandusky, Erie, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Wayne, Stark or Columbiana County and want more information about this proposal and how it could impact your land, attend an open house before the end of February.

NEXUS Gas Transmission representatives will be available to answer questions on the proposed facilities, land acquisition, environmental and permitting processes, construction and operation, and other aspects of the project.

Terra State Community College Neely Conference & Hospitality Center (Grand Hall)
2830 Napoleon Rd. Fremont, OH

Contact:
/ 1-844-589-3655

http://www.nexusgastransmission.com/timeline/open-house-informational-meetings/

 

Ohio Hops Conference

Wooster, OH 

Thursday, February 5, 2015 through Friday, February 6, 2015

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OSU will hold a conference and trade show on how to get into the hops business to help growers and anyone interested in hops learn more about Ohio hops and the Ohio craft brewing industry. The event will feature detailed information on the ins and outs of hops production, including the latest news in hops production and craft brewing technologies. The conference and trade show is being held in conjunction with the Ohio Craft Brewers Conference.

The conference features numerous sessions by experts from Ohio State University Extension, OARDC, Ohio State University South Centers, the Ohio Craft Brewers Association, Ohio Hops Growers Guild Association, Cornell University, U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, Great Lakes Hops, and the Actual Brewing Company.

Registration for the conference is $200 and includes breakfast and lunch for both days, transportation for attendees between the banquet and conference hotels, a flash drive with the conference presentations, and a conference booklet with vendor, speaker and program information. The banquet is an additional $50 per person. The deadline to register for the conference is Jan. 25, 2015.

Fisher Auditorium and Shisler Conference Area
1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH

Contact:
Charissa McGlothin / 740-289-2071

http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1646771

 

OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter Meeting

Upper Sandusky, OH 

Saturday, February 7, 2015
9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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The OEFFA Grain Growers chapter will be joined by Wood County OSU Extension agent Alan Sundermeier to guide farmers through the Ohio Sensitive Crop Registry.

The chapter will also continue its roundtable discussion about the past year and look ahead to 2015, while finalizing plans for the 2015 OEFFA conference. 2015 dues are $30 and should be submitted to Daryl Moyer.

Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. and is expected to last until about 2 p.m.

Village Restaurant
435 N. Warpole St., Upper Sandusky, OH

Contact:
Dave Shively / (419) 278-2701 /

 

Hog Butchering Workshop

Leipsic, OH 

Saturday, February 7, 2015
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Learn to process your own pork. Hog Butchering Workshop with nationally renowned gourmet butcher, Cole Ward. The class will show how to break down and process, make sausage, cure and smoke your own meat. The cost is $100 per person, and includes lunch and a small portion of the butchered hog. Space is limited.

The farm of Ken Deitering

Contact:
Ken Deitering / 419-231-4741 /

 

NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC Open House

North Canton, OH 

Monday, February 9, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Open houses have been scheduled on the 250 mile Nexus pipeline project being proposed in Ohio. If you live in Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Sandusky, Erie, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Wayne, Stark or Columbiana County and want more information about this proposal and how it could impact your land, attend an open house before the end of February.

NEXUS Gas Transmission representatives will be available to answer questions on the proposed facilities, land acquisition, environmental and permitting processes, construction and operation, and other aspects of the project.

Stark State College Business and Entrepreneurship Center (ROOM M 100)
6200 Frank Ave NW North Canton, OH

Contact:
/ 1-844-589-3655

http://www.nexusgastransmission.com/timeline/open-house-informational-meetings/

 

NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC Open House

Hanoverton, OH 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Open houses have been scheduled on the 250 mile Nexus pipeline project being proposed in Ohio. If you live in Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Sandusky, Erie, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Wayne, Stark or Columbiana County and want more information about this proposal and how it could impact your land, attend an open house before the end of February.

NEXUS Gas Transmission representatives will be available to answer questions on the proposed facilities, land acquisition, environmental and permitting processes, construction and operation, and other aspects of the project.

United Local High School Cafeteria
8143 Ohio 9 Hanoverton, OH

Contact:
/ 1-844-589-3655

http://www.nexusgastransmission.com/timeline/open-house-informational-meetings/

 

2015 Ohio Beef Cattle School

Various Ohio and Indiana Locations 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
7 pm

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Beef cattle producers who want to boost their profit potential and become more competitive in the cattle industry can learn how by attending the 2015 Ohio Beef Cattle School series Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and 24, taught by experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

The three-session program covers a broad range of topics including management decisions that a producer can make to take full advantage of the beef economic outlook in the present and for years to come. The program will be taught by OSU Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center researchers and educators.

The beef cattle school kicks off Jan. 27 with a presentation on “Capitalizing on the Historic Beef Economy” and “The Future of Antibiotic Use in Beef Cattle."

“Sustainable Beef Production” and “Manure Management and Fertilizer Application Issues for Beef Producers” will be covered during the Feb. 10 program.

“Beef Animal Handling and Facility Design” and “Forage Evaluation and Making Quality Dry Hay, Balage and Silage” will be covered during the Feb. 24 program.

Each workshop begins at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast via Internet and can be viewed at several host locations statewide and in one location in Indiana. The locations are listed below. Participants should contact the site they want to attend to determine whether there is any registration or fee required to attend.

2015 Ohio Beef Cattle School Indiana Host Site:

- Kosciusko County Extension, 202 W. Main Street, Warsaw, Indiana. Contact Kelly Heckaman, kheckaman@purdue.edu.

2015 Ohio Beef Cattle School Ohio Host Sites:

- OSU Extension, Belmont County, 101 N Market St., St. Clairsville. Contact Dan Lima, 740-695-1455.

- Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, 9193 Hamer Road, in Georgetown. Contact David Dugan, 937-378-6716, dugan.46@osu.edu.

- Carroll County Extension Office, 613 North High Street, Carrollton. Contact Sandy Smith, 330-627-4310, smith.10015@osu.edu.

- OSU Extension-Coshocton County, Coshocton County Services Building, Room 110, 724 South 7th St., Coshocton. Contact Emily Adams, 740-622-2265, adams.661@osu.edu.

- Crawford County Courthouse, Lower Level Conference Room, 112 East Mansfield Street, Bucyrus. Contact Jason Hartschuh, 419-562-8731, hartschuh.11@osu.edu.

- OSU Extension-Fairfield County, 831 College Ave., Suite D, Lancaster, Ohio. Contact Stan Smith, 740-653-5419, smith.263@osu.edu.

- OSU Extension – Gallia County, 111 Jackson Pike, Suite 1572, Gallipolis, Ohio. Contact Jeff Moore, 740-446-7007, moore.3036@osu.edu.

- Southeast Region Extension Office, 16714 Wolf Run Road, Caldwell. Contact Cliff Little, 740-489-5300, little.16@osu.edu or Breanna Pye 740-732-5681, pye.13@osu.edu.

- Hancock Ag Services Building, 7868 County Road 140, Suite B, Findlay. Contact Ed Lentz, 419-422-3851, lentz.38@osu.edu.

- OSU Extension - Hardin County, 1021 W. Lima St., Suite 103, Kenton. Contact Mark Badertscher, 419-674-2297, badertscher.4@osu.edu.

- Southern State Community College, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro. Contact David Dugan, 937-393-1918, dugan.46@osu.edu.

- OSU Extension-Knox County, 1025 Harcourt Road, Mt. Vernon. Contact Sabrina Schirtzinger, 740-397-0401, schirtzinger.55@osu.edu.

- Claylick Run Farm, 11970 Cross Road, Newark. Contact Ted Wiseman, 740-670-5315, wiseman.15@osu.edu.

- OSU Extension – Monroe County, 101 N. Main St., Room 17, Woodsfield. Contact: Mark Landefeld, 740-472-0810, landefeld.6@osu.edu.

- OSU Extension - Morgan County, 155 E. Main St., Suite 320, McConnelsville. Contact Chris Penrose, 740-962-4854, penrose.1@osu.edu.

- OSU Extension-Morrow County, 871 Marion Road, Suite 102, Mt. Gilead. Contact: Jeff McCutcheon, 419-947-1070, mccutcheon.30@osu.edu.

- OSU Extension-Muskingum County, 225 Underwood St., Zanesville. Contact Mark Mechling, 740-454-0144, mechling.1@osu.edu.

- New Lexington High School Ag Room, 2547 Panther Drive, New Lexington. Contact Ted Wiseman, 740-743-1602, wiseman.15@osu.edu.

- OSU South Centers Endeavor Center, Room 165, 1862 Shyville Road, Piketon. Contact: Jeff Fisher, 740-289-4837, fisher.7@osu.edu.

- OSU Extension - Williams County, 1425 E High St., Bryan. Contact Florian Chirra, 419-636-5608, chirra.1@osu.edu.

Internet Broadcast

Contact:
John Grimes / 740-289-2071 /

 

NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC Open House

Swanton, OH 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Open houses have been scheduled on the 250 mile Nexus pipeline project being proposed in Ohio. If you live in Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Sandusky, Erie, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Wayne, Stark or Columbiana County and want more information about this proposal and how it could impact your land, attend an open house before the end of February.

NEXUS Gas Transmission representatives will be available to answer questions on the proposed facilities, land acquisition, environmental and permitting processes, construction and operation, and other aspects of the project.

Swanton High School Cafeteria
601 N Main St. Swanton, OH

Contact:
/ 1-844-589-3655

http://www.nexusgastransmission.com/timeline/open-house-informational-meetings/

 

NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC Open House

Toledo, OH 

Thursday, February 12, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Open houses have been scheduled on the 250 mile Nexus pipeline project being proposed in Ohio. If you live in Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Sandusky, Erie, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Wayne, Stark or Columbiana County and want more information about this proposal and how it could impact your land, attend an open house before the end of February.

NEXUS Gas Transmission representatives will be available to answer questions on the proposed facilities, land acquisition, environmental and permitting processes, construction and operation, and other aspects of the project.

Central Park West
3141 Central Park West Dr. Toledo, OH 43617

Contact:
/ 1-844-589-3655

http://www.nexusgastransmission.com/timeline/open-house-informational-meetings/

 

Ohio Farm and Food Policy Meet-Up

Granville, OH 

Saturday, February 14, 2015
6:30-9 p.m.

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Are you working on farm and food policy or hoping to get more involved?! Join the Licking County Local Food Council, OEFFA, and policy makers and shakers from around the state to network and discuss upcoming 2015 issues and strategies in a casual and fun atmosphere, following the first day of OEFFA's conference on Saturday, February 14 in Granville.

Light appetizers will be provided by Denison Dining and a cash bar is available.

The Roost at Denison University
Third Floor of Slayter Hall Student Union, 200 Ridge Rd., Granville, OH

Contact:
Licking County Local Foods Council / 740-587-1100 /

 

OEFFA's 36th Annual Conference

Granville, OH 

Friday, February 13, 2015 through Sunday, February 15, 2015

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OEFFA invites you to its 36th annual conference, Sustainable Agriculture: Renewing Ohio’s Heart and Soil, for an inspiring weekend acquiring new knowledge and skills and making new friends and business contacts.

Ohio’s largest sustainable food and farm conference in Granville will feature keynote speakers Doug Gurian-Sherman and and Alan Guebert; approximately 100 workshops on sustainable farming, gardening, homesteading, cooking, and livestock; a trade show; local and organic meals, a kids’ conference and childcare, full-day pre-conferences on Friday, February 13, Saturday night entertainment, and more!

Conference registration will open in December.

Granville Middle School
248 New Burg St., Granville, OH

Contact:
OEFFA / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/conference2015

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

Phone: (614) 421-2022   Fax: (614) 421-2011