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Livestock Inputs Webinar

Online webinar 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
1 p.m

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This webinar presented by IOIA and the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) will introduce commonly used organic materials, what organic inspectors look for during an inspection, and how OMRI evaluates livestock inputs. It will include pre-course self-study; in-class discussion, examples, exercises, and the opportunity for questions and answers; and a post-course evaluation.


Contact:


http://bit.ly/1lInLpK

 

Livestock Inputs Webinar

Online Webinar 

Friday, October 10, 2014
1 p.m.

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This webinar presented by IOIA and the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) will introduce commonly used organic materials, what organic inspectors look for during an inspection, and how OMRI evaluates livestock inputs. It will include pre-course self-study; in-class discussion, examples, exercises, and the opportunity for questions and answers; and a post-course evaluation. Participants who meet minimum requirements will receive a joint IOIA/OMRI NOP Livestock Input Materials Certificate of Completion. Participants who attend but opt out of assignments and the exam, or fail to achieve a passing score, will receive a Letter of Participation to document their attendance.

This webinar is conducted as part of a partnership between OEFFA, Ohio State University’s Department of Preventative Veterinary Medicine, and the International Organic Inspectors Association (IOIA) funded by a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) professional development grant. The project is designed to provide educational programming for veterinarians, Extension educators, and other professionals who routinely work with organic livestock herds and flocks.

To register, for more information, or to recommend a veterinarian or other livestock professional who could benefit from receiving information about this project, contact Eric Pawlowski.


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

 

Restoration Agriculture Design Course with Mark Shepard

Minerva, Ohio 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 through Saturday, October 11, 2014

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This is the first of a 3-part Design Certification Course in Restoration Agriculture to be held at Creekview Ridge Farm. Spend three days with Mark Shepard, author and owner of New Forest Farm in Southwestern Wisconsin, learning the theory and practice of Restoration Agriculture - the intentional restoration of healthy, functional ecosystems as the context for economically-viable farm operations, integrating perennial crops and livestock to produce abundant food, fiber, and fuel while restoring critical ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, water purification and infiltration, nutrient cycling, and biodiversity. 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 first course will focus on hands-on assessment and planning for future development at Creekview Ridge Farm. Parts 2 and 3 will take place during Spring/Summer 2015.

The cost 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 30 participants.

There will be a limited amount of camping (10-15 tent spaces) available at the farm. There are also several
affordable motels within easy driving distance of Minerva.

Creekview Ridge Farm, Minerva, Ohio

Contact:
Kip Gardner / 330-265-5992 /

http:// info@forestag.com

 

Market Gardening

Granville, OH 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Have you ever considered taking it up a notch and growing for market? Or daydreamed about becoming a farmer? Come hear what it’s really like. We’ll talk about things you should consider if you’re thinking about raising vegetables (or other farm products) to sell. Topics will include planning, identifying markets, understanding regulations, and marketing. We’ll also consider the pros and cons of various sorts of direct marketing such as farmers markets, CSAs and selling to restaurants.

Workshop Presenter: Erin Harvey is an experienced farmer who has trained in permaculture and ecological horticulture (at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems in Santa Cruz, CA). She has operated The Kale Yard, an experimental market garden in Granville, for the past three years, where she specializes in growing interesting and beautiful vegetables. You can find her most Saturdays at the Granville Farmers Market. She has worked in a variety of farm settings, urban and rural, and considers herself part of a new crop of young farmers who understand that growing real food is important for so many different reasons - political, economic, environmental, cultural, and for our health.

Part of the Veggie School series. Sign up for: 1 class: $25, 3 classes: $70, 6 classes: $135, 9 classes: $200

The Going Green Store
909 River Road, Granville, OH

Contact:
The Going Green Store / 740.963.9644 /

http://www.thegoinggreenstore.com

 

OEFFA Board Meeting

Location TBD 

Monday, October 20, 2014
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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OEFFA's Education and Certification boards will meet. For an agenda or additional details, contact Carol Goland.


Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

 

Value-Added Food Production and Marketing

Free online webinar 

Thursday, October 30, 2014
12-1 p.m.

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Food and agriculture marketing experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will be offering a series of free monthly webinars the last Thursday of every month through October.

This session is led by Emily Adams, an OSU Extension educator.


Contact:
Brad Bergefurd / 740-289-2071 /

http://www.carmenconnect.osu.edu/valueadded

 

Season Creation Workshop at Green Edge Gardens

Amesville, OH 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Green Edge Organic Gardens and Rural Action are providing growers, agriculture educators, and other professionals with the tools and understanding they need to increase the productive use of high tunnels.

Now is your chance to experience and learn the Green Edge model of year-round growing!

Green Edge Organic Gardens
Amesville, OH

Contact:
Tom Redfern / (740) 677-4047 /

 

Season Creation Workshop at Green Edge Gardens

Amesville, OH 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Green Edge Organic Gardens and Rural Action are providing growers, agriculture educators, and other professionals with the tools and understanding they need to increase the productive use of high tunnels.

Now is your chance to experience and learn the Green Edge model of year-round growing!

Green Edge Organic Gardens
Amesville, OH

Contact:
Tom Redfern / 740-677-4047 /

 

OEFFA Board Meeting

Location TBD 

Sunday, January 25, 2015
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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OEFFA's Education and Certification boards will meet. For an agenda or additional details, contact Carol Goland.


Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

 
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OEFFA

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

Phone: (614) 421-2022   Fax: (614) 421-2011