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Maple Sugaring Tours

Delaware, OH 

Saturday, February 28, 2015
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.


One hour guided hikes of the sugar bush! Guided tours starting every half hour. $3/person. Reservations required.

Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH

Stratford Ecological Center / (740) 363-2548 /


Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference

Ada, OH 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 through Wednesday, March 4, 2015
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Registration deadline is Feb. 26. Single-day registration is $65; registration for both days is $85.

McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University
525 S. Main St., Ada, OH

OSU Extension / 614-292-6648 /


Grafting Workshop

Wooster, OH 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
8 a.m.- 12 p.m.


Hands-on workshop featuring the whats, whys, and hows of plant grafting. Participants will have the chance to practice using provided rootstocks and scions; grafted plants can be taken home. Registration is $40. Registration deadline is Feb. 18. Limit: 10 participants.

Secrest Arboretum Field Headquarters, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
2320 Selby Rd., Wooster, OH

OSU Extension /


Ohio Farm to School Conference

Columbus, Ohio 

Thursday, March 5, 2015
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


The ​Ohio ​Farm ​to ​School ​Program ​helps ​communities ​increase ​capacity ​to ​provide ​locally ​produced ​food ​in ​schools.

The theme of the 2015 statewide conference is "Local Foods Across the School Meal Tray". All producers, parents, and food service professionals are invited! Join others for a day of connecting and learning from state and national speakers how to source healthy local foods to improve school food environments.

The conference includes:
• Breakfast at school demonstration
• School food procurement simulation
• Local foods lunch
• Breakout sessions with Ohio producer groups (Meats, Dairy, Fruits and Veg, & Whole Grains)
• Student cook-off featuring healthy school lunch recipes from scratch

Registration is $40 and includes breakfast, lunch and handouts. Registration information is available on the conference website below. The deadline to register for the conference is Feb. 20.

For more information on Ohio’s Farm to School program, visit

Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State University / 614-292-1665 /


Film Screening & Tasting Event

Newark, OH 

Thursday, March 5, 2015
6 p.m.


Join the Licking County Local Food Council for this special event during Farm Worker Awareness Week.

6 p.m. Food and Coffee Tasting at River Road Coffee's Downtown Newark location, 26 N. Park Place

7 p.m. Film Screening of Food Chains followed by a brief moderated discussion. Tentative Location: Midland Theater.

Licking County Local Food Council /


Pancake Breakfast

Delaware, OH 

Saturday, March 7, 2015
8 a.m.- 12 p.m.


Pancakes, pure maple syrup, and Stratford sausage! Includes a hike to the sugar bush. Seatings every hour. $10/adult, $5/child. Reservations required.

Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH

Stratford Ecological Center / (740) 363-2548 /


OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter Meeting

Upper Sandusky, OH 

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


Join OEFFA's Grain Growers chapter for a business meeting, presentation, and discussion.

The chapter will be joined by Spencer Miller, soybean buyer for Boyd Station, a soybean processor and commodity distributor.

The chapter will also continue its lunch hour roundtable discussion by taking a deeper look at weed management issues.

2015 dues are $30 and should be submitted to Daryl Moyer.

Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to last until about 2:00 p.m.

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

Dave Shively / (419) 278-2701 /

Alivia Dean / (740) 507-1064 /


Starting and Preparing Transplants for Spring Planting

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, March 9, 2015
7-9 p.m.


OEFFA’s Heart of Ohio Chapter presents a free public discussion and information session on the Starting and Preparing Transplants for Spring Planting.

Erin Harvey of The Kale Yard will be leading a discussion concerning the many tasks related to preparing for the spring planting of both a backyard garden and/or fields. Topics will include, but are not limited to, developing a planting schedule, greenhouse preparation, seed starting, maintaining healthy transplants, proper irrigation, hardening off transplants, soil preparation, and proper transplanting techniques.

This meeting is part of the OEFFA Heart of Ohio Chapter’s regular meeting schedule which includes pertinent topics for both the rural and urban farmer/gardener.

Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr., Alexandria, OH

Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /


OEFFA Lake Effect Chapter's Third Annual Growers Round Table

Middlefield, OH 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
6:30 p.m.


Please join OEFFA's Lake Effect Chapter for the Third Annual Growers Round Table, graciously hosted by Andy and Laura Miller. Local growers discuss the successes and challenges of the previous growing seasons and plans for the future. This is a great gathering to meet local growers and to learn from those making a living in ecological agriculture.

Lake Effect OEFFA business and future events also discussed. Please contribute. Bring a snack to share. Everyone welcome.

Farm of Andy and Laura Miller
17201 Bundysburg Rd., Middlefield, OH

Steven Corso / 440-635-0137 /


Organic Gardening 101 Workshop

Delaware, OH 

Saturday, March 14, 2015
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.


Dig into gardening! All skill levels are welcome for these fun, hands-on garden programs. Cost: $10/person. Reservations required.

Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd., Delaware, OH

Stratford Ecological Center / (740) 363-2548 /


Small Farm Conference: Opening Doors to Success

Wilmington, OH 

Friday, March 13, 2015 through Saturday, March 14, 2015


Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will offer a two-day conference featuring multiple workshops and a trade show for landowners and small farmers, designed to help landowners and producers learn techniques to make their small farm operations more successful.

Researchers and educators with OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, as well as industry experts, will conduct the workshops.

The March 13 session is from 2-5 p.m. at the Wilmington College Academic Farm, 1590 Fife Ave. in Wilmington. The event features hands-on workshops focusing on:
• Pastures and fence
• Specialty crop production techniques including hoop house management, irrigation, and grafting
• Woodlands management

The March 14 session is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Wilmington College’s Boyd Cultural Arts Center, 1870 Quaker Way. This session will feature workshops by Ohio State and industry experts, and a trade show. Topics to be addressed during the March 14 session include:
• Farm management
• Livestock production
• Foods business and marketing
• Forages and pastures
• Vegetable and fruit production
• Organics

The conference is an outgrowth of the Ohio New and Small Farm College, an eight-week program created by OSU Extension that offers an introduction to the business of small farming for those who are new to the industry. The program offers information on budgeting, business planning, and developing a farm structure, among other issues.

Registration for the conference is $20 for the March 13 session and $60 for the March 14 session, or $70 for both days. The deadline to register is March 5.

Wilmington College

Tony Nye / 937-382-0901 /


Little Miami Chapter Meeting

Wilmington, OH 

Sunday, March 15, 2015
2 p.m.


Join us at the Farm In The Dell for a meeting of OEFFA's Little Miami Chapter. The Farm in the Dell is owned by Randy and Diane Dell. The grass-based Jersey dairy milks six cows with a herd of thirteen. Their pipeline milk parlor was built to pass Grade A inspection. For over 15 years, the Dells have used no chemicals on their 25 acres of pasture and hay. They currently offer herd-shares. Bring a dish to share.

Note: This meeting was originally scheduled for February 23, but was rescheduled due to weather.

Farm In The Dell
1091 N. Webb Rd., Wilmington, OH

Kimberly Zerkle / (937) 382-0846 /


Livestock and the Land Workshop Series

Piqua, OH 

Monday, February 23, 2015 through Monday, March 16, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Livestock operations come in all sizes, whether your operation is small or large, manure management is challenging. Please join us for a free workshop series covering the benefits and options regarding manure management.

FEBRUARY 23rd: Manures as Fertilizer
(Can receive 2 Continuing Education Credits)

• Soil Health Benefits of manures, cover crops, and other organic fertilizers
• Organic Matter as a Fertilizer
• Applying Manure to Fields
• New Regulations

March 16th: Livestock Operation Designs for less
Manure Management
(Can receive 2 Continuing Education Credits)

• Combining Cropland and Livestock for Soil Health and Profits
• Cover Crop for Feed
• Setting up a Pasture

RSVP to Melissa Shuck

Upper Valley Applied Technology Center
8901 Looney Rd, Piqua, OH

Melissa Shuck / (937) 492‐6520 /


Dormant Pruning Workshop

Wooster, OH 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
9 a.m.-12 p.m.


The workshop addresses the needs of individuals and landscape businesses regarding how to begin pruning, which branches to prune, and how much to prune. Registration is $50. Pre-registration is required; participation is limited.

Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
2122 Williams Rd., Wooster, OH



Season Creation Workshop

Amesville, OH 

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Rural Action’s Season Creation Workshop will focus on methods used in the Season Creation model developed by Green Edge Organic Gardens. Their innovative use of high tunnel greenhouses and grow rooms ensures a year-round selection of seasonal vegetables, micro greens, and specialty mushrooms extending their growing season to include a fourth winter period. The workshop will include both on-farm and classroom portions and is taught by the farmers.

Green Edge Organic Gardens
Amesville, OH

Rural Action


A Garden for Every Space

Westerville, OH 

Saturday, March 21, 2015
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m


Jorgensen Farms is thrilled to present “A Garden for Every Space,” featuring author Stacey Hirvela. Stacey is the author of “Edible Spots and Pots: Small-Space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds, and More.” She will present an all-day workshop featuring techniques from her book for growing food in containers and tight spaces. Space is limited.

Jorgensen Farms
5851 East Walnut Street, Westerville, OH


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

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