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Beekeeping Webinar: Royal Jelly and Queen Development: A Chemical Perspective

Free online webinar 

Wednesday, August 19, 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 Thom Janini, The Ohio State University.


Contact:
Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension /

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

 

High Tunnel Series: Getting Ready for Fall

Cleveland, OH 

Thursday, August 20, 2015
6-8pm

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A well prepared high tunnel can grow vegetables for harvest until next spring and prepare next spring’s first crops. Now is the time to plan and plant for the fall and following spring! Learn how to best use your high tunnel for winter production. This workshop is free; no registration is required.

Kinsman Farm
E. 8 2nd and Higbee, Cleveland, 441 04

Contact:
Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County Urban Agriculture Workshops / 216-429-8200

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu

 

Large-Scale Urban Farm Tour

Columbus, OH  

Monday, August 24, 2015
5-7pm

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Urban Farms of Central Ohio, an initiative of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, transforms vacant and underutilized sites in underserved neighborhoods into productive, sustainable urban farms that provide low-income, food-insecure residents increased access to fresh, local produce. One site has been fully transformed, the Clarfield Farm, and a second site will begin in 2015, the Wheatland Farm. Each farm works to sustain itself and raise awareness about hunger by selling a portion of crops directly to local restaurants in addition to feeding the neighborhood around the farm. The Clarfield Farm operates on three acres of vacant elementary school property in the Marion-Franklin neighborhood. Each week, neighbors visit the farm stand to fill up on fresh, wholesome produce. With three high-tunnel structures at the farm, produce and opportunities for engagement are available year-round.

Directions: From I-71, take the Frank Rd./Rte. 104 exit and head east. Exit Frank Rd./Rte. 104 at Groveport Rd. Turn right and drive south. The farm will be about 1.5 miles from the exit and will be on the left, with parking in the rear of the school building.

This event is sponsored by the Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team and the Columbus Agrarian Society 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.

Clarfield Farm
3220 Groveport Rd., Columbus, OH 43207

Contact:
Dana Hilfinger / (614) 277-3663 /

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

http://www.midohiofoodbank.org/programs-services/our-programs/UFCO

 

Hops Production Workshop

Bowling Green, OH  

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
9am-3pm

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Brad Bergefurd, Horticulture Specialist with OSU South Centers, will showcase the newly established hops research planting. Learn about new hop cultivars; innovative hop production techniques; insect and disease control methods; and harvesting, processing, and marketing techniques that can be adopted by Ohio farmers wanting to provide hops for Ohio’s breweries.


Cost: $50, includes materials and meal

Registration: Workshop pre-registration is required. To register, email sundermeier.5@osu.edu by August 18.

Directions: The Agricultural Incubator Foundation is located 5 miles north of Bowling Green. From I-75, take the exit for Rte. 582 W/ Middleton Pk. Take Rte. 582 W past Rte. 25. The Foundation will be on the south side.

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

Contact:
Alan Sundermeier, OSU Sustainable Agriculture Team / (419) 354-9050 /

http://www.agincubator.org

 

The Farmers’ Table

Auburn Township, OH  

Sunday, August 30, 2015
4 p.m.

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The Farmers’ Table is coming to northeast Ohio this year!

OEFFA, organic farmers Jake and Dawn Trethewey of Maplestar Farm, and their long-time restaurant partners, the Driftwood Group, will be offering a truly delicious experience that celebrates Ohio farms and flavors. Erik Martinez, Executive Chef at Cibreo, will prepare something extra special for the occasion.

Tour an organic farm, enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and experience a locally sourced menu rooted in organic vegetables with tasteful snout-to-tail accents from a pastured hog.

All proceeds support OEFFA. More information and tickets are now available at www.oeffa.org/FarmersTable.

Maplestar Farm
10382 E. Washington St., Auburn Township, OH

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

Milo Petruziello / /

http://www.oeffa.org/FarmersTable

 

Cover Crop Farm Tour

Cloverdale, OH  

Thursday, September 3, 2015
6-8pm

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This tour will look at more than 10 different cover crops and cover crop mixtures after wheat that are broadcast, drilled, and applied with and without manure, for a total of more than 40 combinations. Participants will learn about soil health concepts, ways to enhance cover crop growth through different seeding methods, and how cover crops may enhance soil productivity, improve yields, and increase profits.
Directions: From the south, take Rte. 65 which becomes Rte. 115. Turn left on Rte. 224/Rte. 115/Rte. 114/Rte. 224. Continue to follow Rte. 224 W. Turn right on Rte. 634. Turn left onto Rd. N. From the east or west, take Rte. 224 to Rte. 634. Turn north on Rte. 634. Turn left on Rd. N.
This event is sponsored by the Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team 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.

Turnwald Farm
22714 Rd. N, Cloverdale, OH 45827

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

Terry and Dennis Turnwald / /

http://www.extension.osu.edu

 

Restoration Agriculture Design Course with Mark Shepard

Minerva, OH 

Friday, September 4, 2015 through Sunday, September 6, 2015

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This is the third and final of the 3-part Design Certification Course in Restoration Agriculture at Creekview Ridge Farm.

Spend three days with Mark Shepard, author and owner of New Forest Farm in southwestern Wisconsin to learn the theory and practice of Restoration Agriculture - the intentional restoration of healthy, functional ecosystems, integrating perennial crops and livestock to produce abundant food, fiber, and fuel while restoring critical ecosystem services.

Building on the basic elements of Permaculture design, our certified curriculum is expanded to cover the design, development, and management of farm-scale agricultural ecosystems.

This third course will review the layout, final design and initial installation of the Key Line water management system. We will focus on the planting of our selected trees and installing secondary systems. This will be an intensively hands-on weekend!

Course Highlights:
• Keyline design, layout and installation review
• On-farm tree propagation methods
• Integrated multi-species grazing, fencing options
• Tool and equipment options, hands-on demonstrations
• Tree-planting methods
• Making the Restoration Agriculture Farm profitable.

Course meals prepared with local farm-raised meats and veggies!

Creekview Ridge Farm is a diversified family farm located in the northeast Ohio hill country, owned and stewarded by Kip Gardner, his wife Beth and daughter Hannah. Kip is a former agricultural scientist and currently teaches environmental science at a local 2-year college. They farm a total of 25 acres, focusing on fruits, seasonal vegetables, hay and small livestock. The farm is an intriguing mix of fields, hillside pasture, woodlands, streams, a pond and wetlands that present many design possibilities. Founded around 1870, there are 2 farmhouses and a bank barn dating to about 1880-1900. The Gardners farm using 2 high tunnels, one purchased in 2012 with the help of a USDA EQIP grant.

The cost of the Part 2 course is $325.00 per person. Co-register with someone else and you will each receive a $25.00 registration discount!

Early registration is recommended - the course is limited to 40 participants.

There will be a limited amount of camping (10 - 15 tent spaces) available at the farm. We also have basic indoor accommodations (beds) for 5-6 people in our unrenovated farmhouse. The public parts of the main farmhouse will be open all weekend for free time visiting, networking, cleaning up, etc. There are a several affordable motels within easy driving distance of Minerva.

Creekview Ridge Farm
Minerva, OH

Contact:
Kip Gardner / 330-265-5992 /

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/permaculture-design-restoration-agriculture-certification-courses-with-

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Field Day

Bowling Green, OH  

Thursday, September 10, 2015
5pm

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During this field day, co-sponsored by the Organic Food and Farming Education Research (OFFER) program, learn about organic grain crop production and Zeolite soil amendment research, pest scouting, organic controls, and other OFFER projects. An OREI grant project with soil balancing of calcium and magnesium by gypsum, Epsom, and sulfur amendments will be shown. A meal will be provided at no cost.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. To register, email sundermeier.5@osu.edu by September 5.

Directions: The Agricultural Incubator Foundation is located 5 miles north of Bowling Green. From I-75, take the exit for Rte. 582 W/ Middleton Pk. Take Rte. 582 W past Rte. 25. The Foundation will be on the south side.

This event is sponsored by the Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team 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.

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

Contact:
Alan Sundermeier, OSU Sustainable Agriculture Team / (419) 354-9050 /

http://www.agincubator.org

 

Franklin County Local Food Council Meeting

Columbus, OH 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
4:30-7:30 p.m.

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Formed in late 2011, the Franklin County Local Food Council (FCLFC) seeks to expand, strengthen, and maintain a resilient and local food system in Franklin County and the surrounding area.The Council meets every other month; meetings are open to the public and all are welcome!

MORPC Headquarters
Columbus, OH

Contact:
Franklin County Local Food Council /

 

Beekeeping Webinar: What "Newbees" Need to Know

Free online webinar 

Wednesday, September 16, 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 Alex Zomchek, Master Beekeeping Instructor.


Contact:
Denise Ellsworth, OSU Extension /

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

 

Specialty Crops: Cultural Specialties and Unusual Crops

Cleveland, OH 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6-8pm

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Learn about culturally important and unusual crops you can grow in NE Ohio. This workshop is free; no registration is required.

Ohio City Farm
W. 24th Pl. and Bridge Ave., Cleveland,44113

Contact:
Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County Urban Agriculture Workshops / 216-429-8200

http://cuyahoga.osu.edu

 

Sustainable Living Farm Tour

Weston, OH  

Saturday, September 19, 2015
2-4pm

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A tour of Schooner Farms is a unique experience. Tour visitors will see Becky White Schooner's classrooms and sundry shop; various huglekultur mound gardens, including a one-third scale replica of the Great Serpent Mound which is aligned with the moon and sun; a lavender labyrinth; herbs; berries; aquaculture; ponds; a CSA pick up; an apiary, and more.

Directions: From I-75, take Rte. 6 W. The farm is located on the corner of Rte. 6 and Rte. 235/Otsego Pk., about 12 miles from I-75. The farm is roughly two miles west of the wind turbines on Rte. 6.

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.

Schooner Farms
14890 Otsego Pk., Weston, OH 43569

Contact:
Becky White Schooner / (419) 261-0908 /

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

http://www.schoonerberries.com

 

Organic Weed Management Farm Tour

West Jefferson, OH  

Sunday, September 20, 2015
10am-2pm

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Rock Dove Farm was founded in 2010 by Todd and Heather Schriver. The farm primarily specializes in roots and greens, which are sold at local farmers’ markets and through Great River Organics. The Schrivers will highlight their weed management strategies by demonstrating proper hoeing techniques. They’ll also discuss bed staling and what weed management approaches have and haven’t worked on their farm.

Directions: From Columbus, take I-70 W to Rte. 142 (just past Hilliard Roam Rd. exit). Travel south on Rte. 142. Turn right at the stop light to continue on Rte. 142. Drive through West Jefferson. To stay on Rte. 142, turn left just after the railroad tracks. Continue for 4 miles; the farm is on the left. Pull into the driveway and park in the grass on either side.

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.

Rock Dove Farm
5319 State Rte. 142 SE, West Jefferson, OH 43162

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

Todd and Heather Schriver / (614) 738-1050, (614 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Carriage House Farm Open House

North Bend, OH  

Sunday, September 20, 2015
12-4pm

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Carriage House Farm is a diversified Ohio Century farm that produces grains, fresh produce, herbs, and honey. The farm focuses on sustainable local food production and distribution. Tour the garden and high tunnel, examine machinery used to bale hay, take a wagon ride, tour the new on-farm market and processing facility, and sample farm ingredients prepared by local chefs and artisan producers.

Carriage House Farm
10251 Miamiview Rd., North Bend, OH 45052

Contact:
Carriage House Farm / (513) 967-1106 /

http://www.carriagehousefarmllc.com

 

Sustainable Fruit Orchard Management Tour

Crooksville, OH  

Sunday, September 20, 2015
1-4pm

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Cherry Orchards is a family owned and operated orchard that has been doing business in Morgan County since 1949. Neil and Faybelle Cherry manage the farm with a “do no harm” philosophy. In addition to selling apples, peaches, grapes, plums, and pears which are grown with a minimal spray/low impact approach, they plant disease-resistant varieties to further eliminate the need for chemicals. The Cherrys also offer a selection of vegetables and plants. The family has sold at the Athens and Muskingum County farmers' markets for more than 30 years and at the Reynoldsburg Farmers' Market for the past four years. They also operate an on-farm market, contribute a “fruit share” for an area community supported agriculture (CSA) program, and offer pick-your-own apples. The Cherrys have landscaped much of the farm with a variety of ponds, trees, and several stone sculptures.

Directions: From I-70 in Zanesville, take Rte. 60 S to Gaysport. In Gaysport, turn right at the bridge, and left onto Old River Rd. S. Continue on N. River Rd., to Sharps Ridge Rd./County Rd. 8, to Rte. 555, to Rte. 669. Cherry Orchards is located at the intersection of Rte. 555 and Rte. 669.

This event is sponsored by the Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team 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.

Cherry Orchards
10290 State Rte. 669, Crooksville, OH 43731

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

Neil and Faybelle Cherry / (740) 982-0976

http://www.agincubator.org

 

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

 
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