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2015 Farm Science Review: Sharp Ideas, Sharp Equipment, and Sharp Results

London, OH 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 through Thursday, September 24, 2015
8am-4pm

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Save the date! Last year, the Review offered 180 educational presentations and opportunities presented by Ohio State University Extension educators, specialists, faculty, farmers, and other and is designed to help farmers learn new tips, techniques, and information to help them increase their farm operation’s bottom line. The three-day farm trade show annually draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada.

The Review features educational workshops, presentations, demonstrations and educational opportunities and participants can peruse 4,000 product lines from 620 commercial exhibitors. Other Review highlights include:
⦁ Plot demonstrations by members of the OSU Extension Agronomic Crops Team on corn, soybean, cover crops and bio-energy crops in plots established at the eastern edge of the Review exhibit area.
⦁ Daily field demonstrations in the fields north of Interstate 70.
⦁  A comprehensive demonstration of an unmanned aerial system for real-time crop surveillance.

Advance tickets for the Farm Science Review tickets are $7 at all OSU Extension county offices, many local agribusinesses and online starting in July at fsr.osu.edu/visitors/tickets. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Children 5 and younger are admitted free.

Molly Caren Agricultural Center
135 State Rte 38 NE, London, OH 43140

Contact:
Molly Caren Agricultural Center / (614) 292-4278

http://fsr.osu.edu/visitors/tickets

 

2015 Farm Science Review: Sharp Ideas, Sharp Equipment, and Sharp Results

London, OH 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 through Thursday, September 24, 2015
8am-4pm

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Save the date! Last year, the Review offered 180 educational presentations and opportunities presented by Ohio State University Extension educators, specialists, faculty, farmers, and other and is designed to help farmers learn new tips, techniques, and information to help them increase their farm operation’s bottom line. The three-day farm trade show annually draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada.

The Review features educational workshops, presentations, demonstrations and educational opportunities and participants can peruse 4,000 product lines from 620 commercial exhibitors. Other Review highlights include:
⦁ Plot demonstrations by members of the OSU Extension Agronomic Crops Team on corn, soybean, cover crops and bio-energy crops in plots established at the eastern edge of the Review exhibit area.
⦁ Daily field demonstrations in the fields north of Interstate 70.
⦁  A comprehensive demonstration of an unmanned aerial system for real-time crop surveillance.

Advance tickets for the Farm Science Review tickets are $7 at all OSU Extension county offices, many local agribusinesses and online starting in July at fsr.osu.edu/visitors/tickets. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Children 5 and younger are admitted free.

Molly Caren Agricultural Center
135 State Rte 38 NE, London, OH 43140

Contact:
Molly Caren Agricultural Center / (614) 292-4278

http://fsr.osu.edu/visitors/tickets

 

2015 Farm Science Review: Sharp Ideas, Sharp Equipment, and Sharp Results

London, OH 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 through Thursday, September 24, 2015
8am-4pm

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Save the date! Last year, the Review offered 180 educational presentations and opportunities presented by Ohio State University Extension educators, specialists, faculty, farmers, and other and is designed to help farmers learn new tips, techniques, and information to help them increase their farm operation’s bottom line. The three-day farm trade show annually draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada.

The Review features educational workshops, presentations, demonstrations and educational opportunities and participants can peruse 4,000 product lines from 620 commercial exhibitors. Other Review highlights include:
⦁ Plot demonstrations by members of the OSU Extension Agronomic Crops Team on corn, soybean, cover crops and bio-energy crops in plots established at the eastern edge of the Review exhibit area.
⦁ Daily field demonstrations in the fields north of Interstate 70.
⦁  A comprehensive demonstration of an unmanned aerial system for real-time crop surveillance.

Advance tickets for the Farm Science Review tickets are $7 at all OSU Extension county offices, many local agribusinesses and online starting in July at fsr.osu.edu/visitors/tickets. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Children 5 and younger are admitted free.

Molly Caren Agricultural Center
135 State Rte 38 NE, London, OH 43140

Contact:
Molly Caren Agricultural Center / (614) 292-4278

http://fsr.osu.edu/visitors/tickets

 

Naturally Raised Lamb Pasture Walk

Langsville, OH  

Saturday, September 26, 2015
1-3pm

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Beth and Brian Duffy of Find a Way Farm invite visitors for a two hour pasture walk on their beautiful 80 acre farm in southeast Ohio to experience life as a shepherd. The Duffys will describe what it takes to raise lamb naturally while providing access to clean, healthy pastures. They’ll discuss the practice of management-intensive rotational grazing and demonstrate the use of polynets. Visitors will have an opportunity to sample lamb and make purchases.

Registration: Space is limited to 40 participants. Pre-registration is required. To register, email findawayfarm45741@gmail.com by September 12.

Directions: From Athens, take Rte. 32 W. About 5 miles past Albany, take Rte. 689 S. After about 3 miles, turn left on Point Rock Rd./Township Rd. 27. There is no sign for Point Rock Rd.; however, there is a sign to the right that says North Run Rd. and a blue building before the turn. Take the first right onto Mine Rd. Disregard the gate, guard shack, and "Do Not Enter" sign. Proceed slowly and watch for pot holes. Take the first right onto Buzzard Den Rd. after exiting the mine area. It is a gravel road with a small yellow bridge. The farm is about 1 mile from the intersection. Look for a two story white house with a blue barn on the right side of the road.

This event is sponsored by OEFFA and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Find a Way Farm
36789 Buzzard Den Rd., Langsville, OH 45741

Contact:
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association / (614) 421-2022 /

Beth and Brian Duffy / (740) 669-0057 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Alpaca Farm Tour

Minerva, OH  

Saturday, September 26, 2015
10am-4pm

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See, touch, and learn how to raise alpacas naturally! Guests will discover how Alicia Rocco raises alpacas at Alpaca Spring Valley Farm using no pesticides or medicines (unless it is an emergency). See healthy alpacas and learn how Alicia uses natural preventative health care. Walk the farm's pastures, touch the alpacas, and learn the cost involved in being an alpaca farmer.

Directions: From I-77, take Rte. 30 E to Minerva. Turn left on N. Market St and left on Whitacre Ave.

This event is sponsored by the Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team and the Ohio Women in Agriculture Leadership Network and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Alpaca Spring Valley Farm
3944 Whitacre Ave. SE, Minerva, OH 44657

Contact:
Alicia Rocco / (330) 868-5353 /

Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team / (614) 866-6900 /

http://www.alpacaspringvalley.com

 

On-Farm Processing, Cheesemaking, and Agritourism Tour

Lewisville, OH  

Saturday, September 26, 2015
11am-2pm

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David and Nikki Blackstone operate an on-farm licensed commercial kitchen, licensed cheesemaking facility, milking parlor, and catering business. The farm also features a flock of Russian Romanov sheep, bed and breakfast and vacation/hunters cottages, a pond with swans, a smokehouse, a greenhouse with extensive flower beds, and 50 varieties of hostas. Enjoy free samples of baklava, honey, cheese, breads, stuffed smoked sausage, and more.

Directions: From I-77, take the exit for Rte. 78 in Caldwell. Travel east about 17 miles. The farm is located about 0.75 miles off of Rte. 78 on Township Rd. 58.

This event is sponsored by the Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team and the Ohio Women in Agriculture Leadership Network and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Blackstone Farmstead
49800 Township Rd. 58, Lewisville, OH 43754

Contact:
David and Nicki Blackstone / (740) 567-3463 /

Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team / (614) 866-6900 /

 

Community Bake Day

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, September 26, 2015
11am-2pm

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Join the fun as we share bake space in the Farm's earthen oven! Whether you're craving a delicious homemade pizza, your favorite bread or a sweet baked treat, the cob oven is sure to please!

The cob oven will be fired up and ready for use at 11:00 am. If you are bringing pizza dough and toppings, please plan to arrive as close to 11 as possible as pizzas need the highest heat. After all the pizzas are done we can toss in breads and other yummy treats!

If making pizza, please bring sauce and toppings.

Gorman Heritage Farm
10052 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH

Contact:
Gorman Heritage Farm / (513) 563-6663 /

http://gormanfarm.org

 

Free Range Run/Walk!

Delaware, OH  

Saturday, September 26, 2015
9am

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Connect with nature! This is not your typical 5K. The Free Range Run/Walk at Stratford Ecological Center will wind through field and forest and offer vistas of pasture, prairie meadows, pond, streams, farm animals, woodland trails and cropland. Proceeds will go towards the Giving Garden, which provides fresh produce to the People in Need food bank of Delaware.

Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Road Delaware, OH 43015

Contact:
Stratford Ecological Center / (740)363-2548 /

http://www.stratfordecologicalcenter.org

 

Off-Season Farm Production Tour and Workshop

Roseville, OH  

Sunday, September 27, 2015
10am

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Willow farmer and basket weaver Howard Peller will describe how you can diversify your farm or garden and create off-season production opportunities through the planting and harvesting of woody perennial plants. Howard established a grove of 5,000 willow plants in 50 different varieties on his farm and uses traditional European methods to fitch, slew, rand, wale, slath, and twine the willow to make artisanal handcrafts, including baskets and garden structures.

View Howard’s wildlife and beneficial insect reserves, learn about coppicing (a method of pruning which allows for long-term harvest), and discover opportunities to create fencing, beanpoles, and trellises from woody plants.

A guided tour will take place at 10 a.m. Guests may also take a self-guided tour beginning at 12 p.m.

Following the free tour, Howard will offer a workshop from 2-4 p.m. on the traditional art of creating garden structures with cut willow rods. He will demonstrate the techniques to craft a treillage for growing plants in your garden. This is a hands on demonstration with participation encouraged.

Cost: The farm tour is free and open to the public. The cost of the workshop is $20, or $30 with a kit. Workshop attendance is limited to 15 people.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. To register, email hp@columbus.rr.com or call (740) 697-0027.

Directions: From Zanesville, take Rte. 93 S toward Roseville. Turn left on Fultonrose Rd. and drive east 100 yards to the stop sign. Turn left on Rosehill Rd. Turn right at the first gravel driveway and park where indicated.

This event is sponsored by OEFFA and the Clintonville Farmers’ Market and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Rose Hill Willow Farm
7680 Rosehill Rd., Roseville, OH 43777

Contact:
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association / (614) 421-2022 /

Howard Peller / (740) 697-0027 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Steel in the Field Workshop

New Lebanon, OH  

Sunday, September 27, 2015
1-5pm

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Well-maintained and appropriately-scaled equipment is essential to a successful and efficient farm. Learn how to make sound equipment decisions for your farm and about the basics of maintaining, modifying, and fabricating common farm equipment. During this hands-on workshop, you will see the tools, techniques, and shop space utilized on an eight acre certified organic specialty crop farm, producing cut flowers and mixed vegetables. Ben and Emily Jackle of Mile Creek Farm will talk about how they select and modify their equipment to suit their needs and how they keep all of it working smoothly. Learn how the Jackles manage their operation with a two-wheel walk behind tractor, a cultivating tractor, and two larger tractors using implements like a mechanical transplanter, disc bedder, chisel plow, rototiller, and side-dresser.

Cost: $25 for OEFFA members, $30 for non-members

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 20 participants and we sold out last year, so please register early. To register, go to www.oeffa.org/q/steelinthefield or send a check made out to OEFFA along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA, Steel in the Field, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, or to register by phone, contact Milo Petruziello at (614) 421-2022 Ext. 206. To learn more about Mile Creek Farm, call (937) 687-8762 or go to www.milecreekfarm.com.

This event is sponsored by OEFFA and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Mile Creek Farm
10786 Mile Rd., New Lebanon, OH 45345

Contact:
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association / (614) 421-2022 /

Milo Petruziello / /

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

 

Date Night cooking: Late Harvest Supper

Cincinnati, OH 

Friday, October 2, 2015
6-8:30pm

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Bring your sweetie and heat up the kitchen as you both get your hands dirty cooking up a delicious "Late Harvest Supper." This night out is complete with a hands-on cooking class followed by a candlelit dinner in delight in the gourmet meal that you created together! Don't forget to bring a bottle of wine to share and sink into a luscious night of tasty delights.

Gorman Heritage Farm
10052 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH

Contact:
Gorman Heritage Farm / (513) 563-6663 /

http://gormanfarm.org

 

Draft-Horse Powered Farmstead Tour

Fletcher, OH  

Saturday, October 3, 2015
2pm

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Lee and Jennifer Ruff started End of the Road Farm five years ago. Since then, they’ve been working to transform the 21 acre conventional farm into a sustainable homestead. The Ruffs produce sweet sorghum syrup, whole spelt flour, 40 varieties of heirloom vegetables, and pastured eggs, chicken, and pork. They use draft horses for the majority of their field work, including squeezing sorghum cane into sweet syrup. When they’re not producing their own animal feed, relocating old barns, butchering chickens, or rebuilding horse-drawn equipment, the Ruffs sell at three farmer's markets, and through a co-op and small community supported agriculture (CSA) program. Join Lee and Jennifer for a guided tour of their Certified Naturally Grown farm and a demonstration of their sorghum-making process.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Eric Pawlowski at (614) 421-2022 Ext. 209 or eric@oeffa.org by October 2.

Directions: From the west, take I-75 to Exit 82 for Piqua/Urbana. Take Rte. 36 E toward Urbana and drive 6 miles into Fletcher. Turn right on Mill St. before the first stop light. Take the next right onto First St. which becomes the farm's driveway. From the east, follow Rte. 36 for 20 miles past Urbana to Fletcher. Turn left at the first stoplight onto Rte. 589. Turn right on First St. at the Methodist Church, which becomes the farm's driveway. Follow the driveway up and around the teardrop and park facing out.

This event is sponsored by OEFFA and is part of the 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series. For more information about other events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

End of the Road Farm
455 W. First St., Fletcher, OH 45326

Contact:
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association / (614) 421-2022 /

Lee and Jennifer Ruff / (937) 903-5249 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Fall Flower Arrangements

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

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Ready to decorate your home with beautiful fall colors? This workshop is for you! We will select our most vibrant fall blooms and walk through how to design a gorgeous arrangement that meets your style. The end product will be the perfect addition to your home!

Reserve a spot at http://www.sunnymeadowsflowerfarm.bigcartel.com/product/fall-flower-arrangements

Sunny Meadows Flower Farm
3555 Watkins Road Columbus, OH 43232

Contact:
Gretel and Steve Adams

http://www.sunnymeadowsflowerfarm.com

 

Seed School at Antioch College

Yellow Springs, OH 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 through Sunday, October 4, 2015

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Open to all, but space is limited!

Reserve your spot for Seed School at Antioch College, Sept 29-Oct 4, in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Offered in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Seed School is a groundbreaking, six-day educational course that trains people from all walks of life to build local seed systems rooted in the ancient tradition of seed saving. Practiced by farmers and gardeners for thousands of years, seed saving strengthens food security at the community level, empowering people to reclaim control over their food supply. Students walk away from this innovative learning experience with the knowledge and inspiration to start their own independent seed initiatives, such as community seed libraries and exchanges, seed growers cooperatives, heirloom seed businesses, and participatory plant breeding projects.
Interest in Seed School is growing rapidly.

Seed School is designed to offer a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the science, business, and craft of seeds.

This first-of-its-kind course teaches the practical, detailed information necessary to recreate the genetic foundation for a truly sustainable agriculture. Classroom time is balanced with hands-on activities, group work, and consulting time with our expert instructors.
· Structure and History of the Seed Industry
· The Magic of Seeds
· Intro to Mendel's Genetics
· Selection and Evaluation
· Pollination
· Breeding
· Harvesting
· Germination
· Wild Seed - Production, Collection, Cleaning
· Seed Exchanges, Libraries, Businesses

Antioch Farm
1 Morgan Place

Contact:
Seed School /

Antioch College / /

http://RockyMountainSeeds.org

 

Sunflower Festival

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, October 3, 2015 through Sunday, October 4, 2015
10am-4pm

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Stroll through fields of golden sunflowers while collecting some to take home, pick your favorite pumpkin to launch, take on a hay ride and visit with the animals at Gorman Heritage Farm’s Sunflower Festival. Enjoy delicious food from local food trucks and music and crafts from local artisans all while exploring the beautiful living history of a working farm, founded in 1835.

This annual celebration of the fall harvest is a local favorite, receiving recognition as one of the best events in the state according to Ohio Magazine. Join us for Gorman Heritage Farm’s 12th Annual Sunflower Festival. There’s something for everyone at the Farm!

Gorman Heritage Farm
10052 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH

Contact:
Gorman Heritage Farm / (513) 563-6663 /

http://gormanfarm.org

 

Beekeeping Webinar: Honey Bee Foraging in Ohio's Landscapes

Free online webinar 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
9-10 a.m.

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Part of a free, monthly webinar series. Registration is not required. Access the live or recorded session on your computer, smart phone, or iPad. All webinars are recorded and archived at http://u.osu.edu/beelab/.

This session features Doug Sponsler, The Ohio State University.


Contact:
Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension /

http://u.osu.edu/beelab/

 
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Columbus OH 43214

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