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Online virtual conference 

Monday, December 5, 2016 through Thursday, December 8, 2016
5-8 p.m. ET

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Growing for the Future is a unique online, interactive virtual conference focused on beginning farmer and rancher issues, including: mentorship, business planning, USDA programs, student loans, land tenure, food safety, women and veterans in farming, conservation and much more!

The conference is completely online, and features farmer-to-farmer webinars, live Q & A, a discussion board, a resource center and free giveaways!

Location:
Online virtual conference

Contact:
National Farmers Union / (202) 554-1600 /

http://nfu.org/growing-for-the-future

 

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, January 16, 2017
7-9 p.m.

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Joseph Swain of Swainway Urban Farm believes in promoting health through eating densely nutritious produce, paying fair wages while running a profitable business, and farming by hand to maximize yield while minimizing petroleum resource use.

As leaders of the urban farm scene in central Ohio, they started the Columbus Agrarian Society, a resource center to support other for-profit farm ventures, backyard gardeners and community projects.

Swainway Urban Farm serves farmers' markets, restaurants and retail outlets in the Columbus area with fresh organic microgreens, mushrooms, specialty vegetables, and seedlings. Joseph will share his growing tips.

This presentation and discussion is part of the Hearth of Ohio Chapter's 2016-2017 event series, "Sustainable living and farming/gardening in a changing climate." Each meeting's discussion will provide information for urban and rural farmers and gardeners. All meetings begin with a short business meeting, which usually includes information concerning farm policy.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr.
Alexandria, OH 43001

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

http://www.oeffa.org/chapter.php

 

Dayton, OH 

Thursday, February 9, 2017 through Saturday, February 11, 2017
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday 7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday

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Mark your calendar! Ohio's largest sustainable agriculture conference is moving to Dayton, which means lots of exciting changes, including:

- New, spacious location with on-site hotel and parking, cell phone reception, Wi-Fi, and other amenities!
- Larger three day trade show
- Thursday networking and reception and Friday - Easy access to downtown Dayton's attractions, dining, nightlife, and recreation

Plus, the same great features you love, including:
- Educational, inspiring workshops on sustainable farming, livestock, business, homesteading, and - In-depth Thursday pre-conference sessions
- Made-from-scratch, local, organic meals
- Activities for kids and teens
- Raffle, book sales, and a setting that encourages networking, learning, and fellowship.

Grow with us! Registration opens this fall.
Learn more and sign up to receive conference updates at www.oeffa.org/conference2017

Location:
Dayton Convention Center
22 E. 5th St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Contact:
OEFFA / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/conference2017

 

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, February 20, 2017
7-9 p.m.

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Trouble with insects, wilt, or other problems this past season? No problem! Ask the farm and garden panel your questions. This evening is always one of the chapter's most beneficial meetings, drawing on numerous skilled farmers who can provide a wealth of information to participants.

This presentation and discussion is part of the Heart of Ohio Chapter's 2016-2017 event series, "Sustainable living and farming/gardening in a changing climate." Each meeting's discussion will provide information for urban and rural farmers and gardeners. All meetings begin with a short business meeting, which usually includes information concerning farm policy.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr.
Alexandria, OH 43001

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

http://www.oeffa.org/chapter.php

 

Kent, Ohio 

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm

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Join the League of Women Voters of Kent in meeting our Ohio Candidates for the upcoming November Election!

This is a great way to utilize our Questions for Candidates guide, which is a comprehensive election year resource. This food and farm policy guide provides important background information and sample questions that relate to important issues regarding sustainable agriculture and local food systems. Access the guide here:
http://www.oeffa.org/documents/Questions_for_Candidates_final_web.pdf

Location:
United Church of Christ
1400 E. Main St.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Contact:
LWV of Kent / 330-688-9545 /

http://www.kent.oh.lwvnet.org/index.html

 

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, March 20, 2017
7-9 p.m.

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Through voluntary action and cooperation of landowners and other stakeholders, the Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) works to conserve land, soil, water, forest, wildlife, and other natural resources through local leadership, education, and technical assistance. SWCD representatives will share their expert advice on how to build healthy soil.

This presentation and discussion is part of the Heart of Ohio Chapter's 2016-2017 event series, "Sustainable living and farming/gardening in a changing climate." Each meeting's discussion will provide information for urban and rural farmers and gardeners. All meetings begin with a short business meeting, which usually includes information concerning farm policy.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr.
Alexandria, OH 43001

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

http://www.oeffa.org/chapter.php

 

Alexandria, OH 

Monday, April 17, 2017
7-9 p.m.

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Denise Ellsworth of the Department of Entomology at OSU will lead a discussion on some of the most common pollinators/beneficials, and how to adapt the landscape to favor them.

This presentation and discussion is part of the Heart of Ohio Chapter's 2016-2017 event series, "Sustainable living and farming/gardening in a changing climate." Each meeting's discussion will provide information for urban and rural farmers and gardeners. All meetings begin with a short business meeting, which usually includes information concerning farm policy.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Dr.
Alexandria, OH 43001

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

http://www.oeffa.org/chapter.php

 

Pataskala, OH 

Monday, May 15, 2017
6:30 p.m.

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John and Anne Hohmann collect rain water through a multitude of sources and use this water for both agriculture and personal use. Using a system of rain barrels, cisterns, and a pond, the Hohmann's water their livestock, irrigate their garden, and supplement their grey water for personal use. Attendees will be in for a real treat on this farm visit!

This presentation and discussion is part of the Hearth of Ohio Chapter's 2016-2017 event series, "Sustainable living and farming/gardening in a changing climate." Each meeting's discussion will provide information for urban and rural farmers and gardeners. All meetings begin with a short business meeting, which usually includes information concerning farm policy.

Location:
Clearview Farm
11015 Mill St.
Pataskala, OH 43062

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

http://www.oeffa.org/chapter.php

 

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

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