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Piketon, OH 

Thursday, August 11, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Join the OSU South Centers Business Development Network for a Renewable Energy for Rural Businesses Information Session. The program will include experts from Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.

There is no cost to attend the session.

8:30am Sign-In and Networking

9:00am Solar Energy in Agriculture: Considerations for Investing in Photovoltaic Solar Systems, Eric Romich, Ohio State University Extension

10:30am Renewable Energy Development, Opportunities and Responsibilities for Farm, Small

Business and Residential Energy Consumers, Dale Arnold, Director, Energy Services,Ohio Farm Bureau Federation

11:15am USDA Resources for Renewable Energy, Randy Monhemius, USDA Rural Development

12:00 pm Adjourn

Location:
OSU South Centers Endeavor Center
1862 Shvyille Road
Piketon, OH 45661

Contact:
Jennifer Dunn / 740-289-1605 /

http://southcenters.osu.edu

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, August 13, 2016
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Visit the Scotts Miracle Gro Community Garden Campus for beauty and inspiration. Designed as a living classroom and idea center, this four acre garden provides creative resources for anyone interested in gardening and edible landscapes. Explore the culinary, herb, and fragrance gardens, live-fire cooking area, theater, apiary, rose pavilion, berry house, and 40 community garden plots.

This event is offered by The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Scotts Community Garden Campus at Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43203

Contact:
Bill Dawson / (614) 715-8090 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Ft. Wayne, IN 

Saturday, August 13, 2016
10 a.m.

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Wood Farm is a certified organic 500 acre hay and pasture farm, which supplies hay to regional dairies and beef to local restaurants. They also grow organic corn, organic wheat, produce, and keep bees. See the farm's rotational pastures, Angus herd, and haying equipment, and learn the techniques and systems the Wood family uses to manage each segment of the operation. Learn about how they have partnered with other landowners in the area, including the Fort Wayne airport, to increase their base acreage.

Food truck client, Bravas Specialty Burgers, will be on-site and open after the tour.

This tour is one of 21 farm tours and workshops OEFFA is offering this summer as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Wood Farm
11402 Indianapolis Rd.
Ft. Wayne, IN 45809

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

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Canal Winchester, OH 

Sunday, August 14, 2016
2-4 p.m.

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Teresa Gottier of Weurfulville Suburban Farmstead farms a small yard using all possible space by growing vertically in containers and raised beds. While transitioning the yard from ornamentals to all edibles over the last several years, a variety of vegetables, herbs, berries, and fruit trees have been incorporated into the landscape. See how Teresa is extending the growing season through the use of low tunnels and a mini-greenhouse. Learn how her yields have steadily increased, enabling the micro-farm to produce enough food to feed the family year-round with surplus to sell to the neighbors!

This event is offered by The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Weurfulville Suburban Farmstead
7051 Weurful Dr.
Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Contact:
Teresa Gottier / (614) 837-8445 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

London, OH 

Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Twelve FSA Offices in counties throughout central and southwest Ohio have partnered together to host the workshop to assist producers in the region in better understanding the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, in addition to other FSA programs available including loan programs. Both producers interested in learning more about NAP and FSA programs and current NAP participants who want to better understand the program will benefit from attending this workshop.

Workshop highlights include:

•Review of NAP coverage levels and application process

•Discussion of acreage, production, and loss reporting, and presentation by Loss Adjustor

•Information about free catastrophic level coverage and discounted buy-up options available to beginning, underserved, and limited resource producers

•Opportunity to get to know FSA, and hear about other programs of interest to specialty crop producers, including the Farm Storage Facility Loan program

FSA administers the NAP program, providing financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occur due to damaging weather such as drought, freeze, excessive moisture, hail, and flood. The list of eligible crops is extensive, and includes crops grown for food, like fruits and vegetables, hay and forage crops, honey and maple sap, aquaculture, mushrooms, Christmas trees, and ornamental nursery crops.

The NAP Workshop is free to attend. To register, contact your local FSA County Office, or email joseph.howard@oh.usda.gov.

Register by August 5th, though walk-ins are welcome.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact Joe Howard at 740-852-4003 or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 by August 5, 2016.

Location:
Madison County USDA Service Center
829 US Highway 42 NE
London, OH 43140

Contact:
Joseph Howard / 740-852-4003 /

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/nap

 

London, OH 

Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:30 pm

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Join the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to learn about this USDA program which provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable specialty crops when low yields or loss occurs due to damaging weather.

FSA will also discuss new low interest loans that can finance storage equipment, including refrigerated trucks and coolers.

Cost:Free

Register by contacting your local FSA county office or contact Joe Howard by August 5.

Location:
Madison County USDA Service Center
829 U.S. Highway 42 NE
London, OH 43140

Contact:
Joe Howard / (740) 852-4003 /

 

Bowling Green, OH 

Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Brad Bergefurd, Horticulture Specialist at OSU South Centers, will showcase the one-year-old hops planting at the farm. Learn about new hop cultivars, innovative hop production techniques, pest control, and harvesting.

This event is offered by The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Agricultural Incubator Foundation
13737 Middleton Pk.
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Contact:
Alan Sundermeier / (419) 354-9050 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Columbus, OH 

Thursday, August 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Ohio State University's Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) and the Franklin Park Conservatory are partnering to host a public forum as a part of the NSF funded Building with Biology project. This forum will explore the applications and impacts of CRISPR, a relatively new technology for genetic engineering.

This forum will bring together scientists and the public to engage in thoughtful discussions that consider how new technologies impact society.

Join us for an opportunity to share your perspective and to learn more about current science and technology.

Speakers:

Dr. Anna Dobritsa
Assistant Professor
&
Dr. Katrina Cornish
Ohio Research Scholar

To register, visit:
http://bit.ly/29gnFKI

Location:
Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43203

Contact:
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens / 614-715-8000 /

http://bit.ly/29gnFKI

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, August 18, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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When do you use the pressure canner and when is it safe to water bath? Join the Glass Rooster Cannery in a class discussing the history, safety and science behind pressure canning.

We will have a hands-on lesson making fresh stew and pressure canning it to create a safe shelf product for your pantry. We will eat a meal with the hearty soup we create while you get your questions answered.

Each participant takes home a jar of soup.

Cost: $59.00 per person

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/we-can-pressure-canning-101-13/

 

Luckey, OH 

Friday, August 19, 2016
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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This fifth generation family farm includes more than 2,000 acres of land, 700 of which are certified organic. Learn about small grains and hear how the farm prepares custom, regional, and international orders. Beginning at 1 p.m., tour the licensed compost facility where nutrient-dense crop, grain, livestock, and canning waste is recycled for sale and on-farm use. Weather permitting, see demonstrations of different cultivators from K.U.L.T. Kress Manufacturing. Bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch from 11:45-12:45 p.m. An OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter meeting will take place before lunch from 10-11:45 a.m.

Registration: To register, email lkozma@hirtzel.com with the name of all attendees.

This tour is one of 21 farm tours and workshops OEFFA is offering this summer as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
Hirzel Canning Company and Farms
20790 Bradner Rd.
Luckey, OH 43443

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

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Toledo, OH 

Saturday, August 20, 2016
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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See an array of agricultural practices in an urban, small-scale setting. From bees to chickens, greenhouses to hoop houses, and fish to fruit, University Church's eight acres showcase something for everyone, including a growing community garden. Enjoy the morning learning about agriculture and how you can apply those practices in your own backyard.

This event is offered by The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Ashtabula Local Food Council, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
University Church
4747 Hill Ave.
Toledo, OH 43615

Contact:
Sean Smith / (678) 787-5691 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

Peninsula, OH 

Saturday, August 20, 2016
6:30 pm

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Join the Spicy Lamb Farm for a Lamb  Dinner!

Appetizer
Chilled Red Pepper Soup

Main Course
Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Mustard-Lavender Marinade

Rocket Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Market Vegetables
Sliced Potatoes Baked with Tomatoes, Olives, and Basil

Dessert
Griddled Stone Fruit with Creme Fraiche and Almond Cookies

Reservations Required by August 14
$45 per person

Location:
The Spicy Lamb Farm
6560 Akron Peninsula Road
Peninsula, OH 44264

Contact:
Laura Minnig / 330-657-2012 /

http://www.thespicylamb.com/farm-to-table-lamb-dinner

 

Bellefontaine, OH 

Sunday, August 21, 2016
1: 00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Mark your calendars for the Garlic Festival! Good Garlic, Good Food, Good Music, and Good Folks! Lots of garlic and local vendors from our community selling their products as well as great music by local musicians Bob Lucas, Chloe & Chris.

With a heavy heart, we inform you that our fellow contrary farmer and dear friend Gene Logsdon has signed his final book, but he will still be with us in spirit.

Location:
Jandy's
3624 Township Rd. 136
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Contact:
Andy Reinhart / 937-468-2853 /

http://www.localharvest.org/jandys-M8484

 

Amesville, OH 

Sunday, August 21, 2016
1-4 p.m.

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Women Grow Ohio (WGO), in partnership with Rural Action, invites the public to tour and learn about women owned or operated farmsteads. This Farm Fair will gather women farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, and food producers from southeast Ohio to discuss and showcase their work. Green Edge Gardens will act as the convening host site, and will offer tours and insight to their operations. Gather with women farmers to participate in farm tours, informational sessions, networking, and fun!

The Farm Fair is free to the public, but RSVPs are requested.

Women farmers who are interested in being participants in the Farm Fairs are urged to contact Annie Warmke at annie@bluerockstation.com or (740) 674-4300.

Women Grow Ohio (WGO) is a volunteer based group that was formed in 2015 to demonstrate the important work of Ohio women working in agriculture as farmers, homesteaders, urban growers/homesteaders, and backyard garden producers. For more information about Women Grow Ohio's work, visit www.womengrowohio.com.

Rural Action is a membership based organization working to build sustainable local economies in Appalachian Ohio. For more information about Rural Action's work visit www.ruralaction.org.

Location:
Green Edge Gardens
16232 Henry Rd.
Amesville, OH 45711

Contact:
Annie Warmke / (740) 674-4300 /

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecfrffw3a4c52251&llr=du8cg7iab

 

Sunbury, OH 

Thursday, August 25, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Make jam while you learn to put up your harvest in a water bath canning lesson!

We will offer a variety of fruit and creative add-ins to create your own signature jar of jam.

Taste your way through samples as we discuss the ins and outs of the process of water bath canning, then get ready for a hands-on lesson.

Each participant takes home a jar of jam.

Cost: $49.00 per person

Location:
Glass Rooster Cannery
1673 South State Route 605
Sunbury, OH 43074

Contact:
Glass Rooster Cannery / 614-499-2958 /

http://glassroostercannery.com/class-registration/we-can-water-bath-canning-101-16/

 

Conneaut, OH 

Saturday, August 27, 2016
1-3:30 p.m.

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BLD farm is a place for experiments, creativity, and healing. Charles Schiavone is a builder-carpenter- potter who is building with mud, grass, and sticks. BLD farm is the home of the Trillium Center, an educational project led by herbalist Leah Wolfe, which focuses on community health through whole foods and herbs. They sell eggs, culinary herbs, and leafy greens on-site and offer on-farm classes. See examples of natural building, rocket stoves, a greenhouse, herb gardens, and more.

Registration: To register, email leah@trilliumcenter.org by August 20.

This event is offered by Ashtabula Local Food Council as part of the 2016 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. In total, the series features 32 farm tours and 10 educational workshops, offered in partnership with OEFFA, The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team, Advancing Eco Agriculture, Columbus Agrarian Society, and Our Harvest Research and Education Institute. All tours and workshops are free and open to the public and do not require pre-registration unless otherwise noted. For more information about the series, go to http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours.

Location:
The Trillium Center and BLD farm
715 Furnace Rd.
Conneaut, OH 44030

Contact:
Ashtabula Local Food Council / (440) 261-5112 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2016farmtours

 

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