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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

 

Early Bird Seed Exchange

Athens, OH 

Saturday, February 21, 2015
1-3 pm

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Community Food Initiatives, www.communityfoodinitiatives.org, 740-593-5971, cfi@communityfoodinitiatives.org
Join 30+ other seed savers to swap or buy and sell seed varieties grown in the area. Meet an infectiously enthusiastic group of growers who will inspire you to try new things this season! This event is hosted by the Southeast Ohio Seed Savers. Free for CFI members; $5 for non-members.

ACEnet, 94 Columbus Rd.
Athens, OH

Contact:
/ 740-593-5971 /

http://www.communityfoodinitiatives.org

 

Annual Soil and Water Conservation Meeting: Built on Strength, Sustained with Passion

Columbus, OHio 

Monday, February 23, 2015 through Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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The Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has announced its 72nd Annual Conservation Partnership Meeting. The event will include guest speaker Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands and Water and the “CNN 2013 Hero of the Year”, workshops, and a trade show.

Renaissance Hotel
50 N. 3rd St., Columbus, OH

Contact:
Mindy Bankey / (614) 784-1900

http://www.ofswcd.org

 

2015 Ohio Beef Cattle School

Various Ohio and Indiana Locations 

Tuesday, February 24, 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 /

 

Ohio Farm to School Conference

Columbus, Ohio 

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

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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 farmtoschool.osu.edu.

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

Contact:
Ohio State University / 614-292-1665 /

http://www.regonline.com/ohiofarmtoschoolconference

 

Developing a Planting Schedule, Greenhouse Work, Succession Planting, and Other Related Topics

Alexandria, OH 

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

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OEFFA’s Heart of Ohio Chapter has announced their meeting and event schedule for the 2014-2015 season. All events begin with a short business meeting, which usually features farm policy updates, and include a discussion geared toward both urban and rural gardeners and farmers. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Erin Harvey, The Kale Yard, will be leading the discussion.

Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr., Alexandria, OH

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 

Dormant Pruning Workshop

Wooster, OH 

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

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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

Contact:


http://secrest.osu.edu

 

A Garden for Every Space

Westerville, OH 

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

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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

Contact:


http://www.jorgensen-farms.com/garden_for_every_space.php

 

New and Small Farm College

Xenia, OH 

Monday, February 2, 2015 through Monday, March 23, 2015
6:30-9 p.m.

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Are you interested in learning how to make the most of a few acres? If so, this eight-week course from Ohio State University Extension held on Mondays is just for you! Filled with practical knowledge on a variety of topics— you won’t be disappointed! Registration deadline: January 30, 2015. Limited to the first 50 registrants.

OSU Extension Greene County
100 Fairground Rd., Xenia, OH

Contact:


http://agnr.osu.edu/sites/agnr/files/imce/pdfs/events/smallfarmcollege2015brochure.pdf

 

Seed Exchange-Round Two

Athens, OH 

Saturday, March 28, 2015
1-3 pm

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Community Food Initiatives, www.communityfoodinitiatives.org, 740-593-5971, cfi@communityfoodinitiatives.org
Join 30+ other seed savers to swap or buy and sell seed varieties grown in the area. Meet an infectiously enthusiastic group of growers who will inspire you to try new things this season! This event is hosted by the Southeast Ohio Seed Savers. Free for CFI members; $5 for non-members.

ACEnet, 94 Columbus Rd.
Athens, OH

Contact:
/ 740-593-5971 /

http://www.communityfoodinitiatives.org

 

New and Small Farm College

Ostrander, OH 

Thursday, February 12, 2015 through Thursday, April 2, 2015
6:30-9 p.m.

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Are you interested in learning how to make the most of a few acres? If so, this eight-week course from Ohio State University Extension held on Thursdays is just for you! Filled with practical knowledge on a variety of topics— you won’t be disappointed! Registration deadline: January 30, 2015. Limited to the first 50 registrants.

Scioto Township Hall in Delaware County
3737 Ostrander Rd., Ostrander, OH

Contact:


http://agnr.osu.edu/sites/agnr/files/imce/pdfs/events/smallfarmcollege2015brochure.pdf

 

Pruning Fruit Trees

Alexandria, OH 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
7-9 p.m.

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OEFFA’s Heart of Ohio Chapter has announced their meeting and event schedule for the 2014-2015 season. All events begin with a short business meeting, which usually features farm policy updates, and include a discussion geared toward both urban and rural gardeners and farmers. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Andy Lynd, Lynd Fruit Farm, will be leading the discussion.

Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr., Alexandria, OH

Contact:
Chuck Dilbone / (740) 877-8738 /

http://www.oeffa.org/chapters

 

2015 Permaculture Design Certification Course

Cleveland, OH 

Saturday, February 14, 2015 through Sunday, April 19, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m

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This Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course delivers an intensive, introductory curriculum that certifies students in core permaculture principles and practical techniques for restoring damaged ecosystems and building social and economic stability within our communities. PDC’s are a unique opportunity for anyone working in sustainable agriculture, community-building, design and architecture to further build their design skills.
PDC students complete and present a full permaculture site design as part of their certification. They get first-hand experience in site evaluation and mapping, client interviews, design approaches and presentation formats. Students who complete all course hours and successfully complete their design project receive a Permaculture Design Consultant’s Certificate. The certificate is a pre-requisite for further advanced training in permaculture design and teacher training courses.

Taught by instructors Peter Bane, Mark Cohen, Jonathan Hull, Marilyn McHugh, Chris Kennedy, Allison Hurley and local guests.

The course runs Saturdays and Sundays on the following weekends: February 14 – 15, February 28 – March 1, March 14 – 15, March 21 – 22, March 28 – 29, April 11 – 12, and April 18 – 19.

Overnight lodging is available on-site for a limited number of out-of-town students.

The course will also include one weekend trip to Athens, Ohio (April 11 – 12, 2015) to explore its well-developed local food system and visit the farmsite and intentional community of instructor Mark Cohen. Carpooling will be arranged.

Additional supplemental events and learning opportunities will be available on off weekends and evenings.
Register by December 15: $950. After December 15: $1,050. Financial aid available.


Contact:
/ (267) 423-0340 /

http://greentriangle.org/permaculture-design-certification/

 
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