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Monday, March 25, 2019
Registration and further details to be posted soon. Please visit the following link for more information: https://southcenters.osu.edu/marketing/events/ohio-agritourismready-conference

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Agritourism is proving to be a successful enterprise for many farms looking to diversify their farm revenue streams. Join OSU CFAES (College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences) to learn about the latest trends and topics impacting the industry and explore options for your farm, all while visiting a premier Ohio agritourism operation; Maize Valley = Winery, Craft Brewery, Farmers Market, and Family Fun Zone.

Registration and further details to be posted soon. Please visit the website link listed below for more information.

Location:
Maize Valley
6193 Edison Street NE
Hartville, OH 44632

Contact:
Christie Welch / 740.289.2071 ext.234 /

http://go.osu.edu/agritourismconference2019

 

Sheds Light for Farmers on How to Make Healthy Soils Pay-off 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
8 a.m. to 4 p.m

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Farmers, Certified Crop Advisors, conservation professionals and other members of the agriculture industry can gain insight into making soil health profitable during the Third Annual Ohio Soil Health Symposium.

The event will feature presentations by farmers, conservation folks, researchers and other agriculture industry experts. Discussion Rooms will provide space for small groups to discuss solutions "For Farmers", "For Advisors", and "From Industry" relating to herbicides, nutrient management, manure, on-farm research, small grains, planting equipment and weather events. Attendees can choose throughout the day which sessions will be most valuable.

The symposium will feature Special Guests, Sarah Carlson, Paul Hepperly and Dave Brandt.

- Sarah works for Practical Farmers of Iowa. She is an agronomist that focuses on transferring research about cover crops and small grains to the supply chain and farmers for more environmental and economic returns. She will be sharing on-farm research results from Iowa farms over the last 20 years. Sarah will also talk about the current questions that farmers in Iowa are trying to answer and economic bonuses that are being paid to farmers by the food supply chain.

- Dr. Paul Hepperly with the Rodale Institute has worked with farmers in the US, as well as Central and South America, the Caribbean, India and Africa. Paul will be discussing his Best Friend, the Earthworm and how it can help with fungal diseases and ecology, plant disease resistance and management, weed management, carbon sequestration and the bottom line of your farm costs.

- Dave Brandt is an Ohio farmer that has been using soil health practices on his farm since 1971. He is a great story-teller and will share his experiences of 'selling' his farm's healthy soil for lower input costs and higher profits. Dave will also lead a small group discussion room on cover crop blends for innovative farmers.

The symposium is being hosted by the Ashland, Holmes, Knox, Wayne and Seneca Soil & Water Conservation Districts and many supporting agricultural businesses. Additional sponsor space is still available at the event.

The registration cost for the symposium is $60 which includes a light breakfast, lunch, pie, ice cream and handouts.

For more information, to register, or become a sponsor visit http://ohiosoilhealth.com or call (419)447-7073. You can also find the event @HealthyOhioSoil or with #OSHS19 on Twitter.

Location:
Kehoe Center-North Central State University
19 E State Street
Shelby, OH 44875

Contact:
Beth Diesch / (419)447-7073 /

https://ohiosoilhealth.com

 

2019 GARDENING CLASS SERIES 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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What herbs should you plant with tomatoes? How can you group vegetable plantings in order to fight pests?

Join us at Turner Farm for this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity featuring renowned grower Kate Cook of Carriage House Farm. Kate brings a wealth of knowledge and growing expertise to help participants better understand practical strategies for grouping plants to maximize beneficial relationships.

Don't miss this chance to learn from one of the best!

Cost: $20 but Turner Farm's is offering past participants $5 off admission for each class. Simply enter the code word "garden" at checkout!

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/229669

 

Friday, March 29, 2019 through Saturday, March 30, 2019
The official Conference's scheduling of events to be provided soon. Please refer to this link for more information: https://agnr.osu.edu/small-farm-programs/new-and-small-farm-conferences

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The two day conference is designed for small farm owners wanting to learn more about how to make their farms work better for them. Many topics will be offered to help landowners expand their operations. Land owners can attend workshops and seminars taught by Extension professionals and industry leaders on a wide variety of agricultural enterprises.

Registration: Link coming soon.

Please refer to the following link for registration and lodging accommodations:https://agnr.osu.edu/small-farm-programs/new-and-small-farm-conferences

Location:
OSU South Centers
1864 Shyville Rd.
Piketon, OH 45661

Contact:
Tony Nye / 937.382.0901 /

https://agnr.osu.edu/small-farm-programs/new-and-small-farm-conferences

 

Fruit Tree Workshop for Home and Community Gardeners 

Saturday, March 30, 2019
1 - 3pm

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Instructor: David K Koester, UK Extension Campbell County

A hands-on workshop in grafting fruit trees – participants will receive instruction in the different techniques of grafting fruit trees. Rootstock, scionwood as well as tools will be provided for participants to graft their own fruit trees. Participants will leave with several newly grafted fruit trees to plant at home or in community gardens.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Cincinnati Area Organic Fruit Growers and Turner Farm Community Garden Program. The workshops will be taught by David K Koester, UK Extension Boone County Agent and Hayfield orchardist Marsha Lindner, with the assistance of Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program.

Proceeds from the workshops will benefit the Turner Farm Community Garden Program.

Tickets: $20

Location:
Hayfields Orchard
8835 Old Indian Hill Road
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Marsha Lindner / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/234650

 

Pathway to Sustainability 

Thursday, April 4, 2019 through Friday, April 5, 2019
Thursday, April 4th:12:00pm-8:30pm Friday, April 5th:8:00am-7:30pm

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Mark your calendars for The Food Symposium, Pathway to Sustainability this April 2019. The Food Symposium will be held over a two day period and attendees will discuss food, sustainability, agriculture, and conservation.

What can you expect to find at The Food Symposium:

Breakout Sessions, Food Truck Rally, two evening keynote speakers, a Symposium Expo, Joel Salatin Meet & Greet and a Chocolate Tasting & Book Signing with Simran Sethi.

Key Note Speakers:

Simran Sethi, author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate, addresses the loss of biodiversity in chocolate and the effect this has on a larger scale.

Joel Salatin, author of Folks, This Ain't Normal and seven other books, speaks on growing food that has integrity and how to support local food systems.

Please visit: https://www.chca-oh.org/foodsymposium for a full listing of events, speakers, agenda, pricing and registration.

Location:
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy: Martha S. Lindner Campus
11525 Snider Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Contact:
Michaela W.T. Oldfield, JD, PhD / 513-541-1538 /

https://www.chca-oh.org/foodsymposium

 

Springfield, OH 

Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Are you considering what to do with your farm or land when you're ready to retire or pass it on to the next generation? You are not alone!

There are lots of options and resources to assist you in the transition, succession, or transfer of your land, and this workshop can get you started down the path to the solutions that are right for you, your family, and your land!

Join us for a full-day workshop on Saturday, April 6 at the Clark State Community College in Springfield, OH to learn about:

- Several models of farm succession and transition
- Family communication strategies
- Resources to begin developing your transition plan
- Professionals and organizations that can assist you with your plans

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to better assess your situation, articulate goals for the future of your land, and develop a transition plan.

Workshop speakers include:

- Farmer Bill Agle will share his recent farm transition experience.
- Ross County Extension agent Chris Brunyis will provide expertise to help farmers navigate the process of communicating and planning for land transition, succession, or transfer in order to meet family, land management, and farming operation goals.
- Pete Foreman will discuss options for financial and estate planning.

Cost: $20 per person. Price includes lunch.

Location:
Clark State Community College
570 E. Leffel Ln.
Springfield, OH 45505

Contact:
Rachel Tayse / (614) 947-1633 /

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

 

Class 5: Garden Practicum: Preparing Garden Beds, Seed Sowing and Composting 

Saturday, April 6, 2019
10am – 1pm

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Garden Practicum: Preparing Garden Beds, Seed Sowing and Composting(Class 5)

Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger

This is a series of Six Classes offered by the Turner Farm Community Garden Program and hosted by the Price Hill Recreation Center.
During the sessions, the group will work together to learn garden basics in the classroom and the Price Hill Community Garden. Class topics include growing fruits and vegetables naturally, seed starting, direct sowing seeds and potatoes, seasonal growing practices, managing pests, in addition to when and how to harvest, cook and store your garden bounty.

In addition through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden classes, practicum and volunteer work.

Classes are FREE with advance registration

To REGISTER or for additional information contact:
Peter Huttinger (Contact information listed below)

Location:
Price Hill Community Garden
956 Purcell Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://turnerfarm.org/

 

2019 GARDENING CLASS SERIES 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Take this worksop and you'll be eating red, ripe, juicy tomatoes from your garden before the 4th of July! Melinda O'Briant will spill all her secrets learn from growing tomatoes at Turner Farm more than 20 years. Learn techniques for achieving the earliest tomatoes, variety selection for flavor and earliness, trellising techniques, and disease management.

Cost: $20 but Turner Farm's is offering past participants $5 off admission for each class. Simply enter the code word "garden" at checkout!

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/229670

 

Painesville, OH 

Thursday, April 11, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Join Northeast Ohio's Lake Effect Chapter for a brief business meeting, then a full hands-on cheese-making workshop led by Abbe Turner of Lucky Penny Farm!

Location:
Morley Library
184 Phelps St.
Painesville, OH 44077

Basement meeting room A

Contact:
Tom Rapini / (440) 257-2673 /

https://www.facebook.com/events/579784522427109/

 

Hosted by Pastured Providence 

Saturday, April 27, 2019 through Monday, April 29, 2019
Tentative timeline: Friday, April 27th: 12:00pm-7:00pm Saturday, April 28th: 7:00am-7:00pm Sunday, April 29th: 7:30am-3:00pm

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Save the date! Pastured Providence is hosting it's FARM SCHOOL this April 2019. Farm School is designed to equip both new and seasoned farmers for success in pasture-based animal agriculture.

Farm School will cover various topics including:
- Rotational, management-intensive grazing
- Business planning and farm finances
- Branding and marketing techniques
- And so much more!!

Please visit http://www.pasturedprovidence.com/school/ for the full list of scheduled events, guest speakers, meals and lodging recommendations provided by Pastured Providence.

Early bird pricing is available. Please make sure visit the website for pricing and registration.

Location:
Pastured Providence
3316 Chapel Creek Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Contact:
Paul Dorrance / 740-851-3883 /

http://www.pasturedprovidence.com/school

 

2019 GARDENING CLASS SERIES 

Saturday, April 27, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Come ready to learn how to grow fruits and vegetables in a raised wood bed. A wood raised garden bed, filled with a mixture of soil and compost, is a convenient and effective way for home gardeners to grow fresh healthy food. Although there are other techniques and bed designs that are appropriate for the home gardener, these designs borrow from traditional market gardening techniques and Permaculture practices, and will be discussed in the class.

During the class construction of a 4×8 foot cedar bed will be demonstrated. Additional topics will include choosing the right lumber and soil mix for the garden bed as well as building healthy soil using compost and green manure crops. The class is accompanied by an instructional handout.

Cost: $20 but Turner Farm's is offering past participants $5 off admission for each class. Simply enter the code word "garden" at checkout!

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/225721

 

2019 GARDENING CLASS SERIES 

Saturday, May 4, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Butterflies need your help! Many butterfly habitats have been lost to human activities, such as home construction, industrial landscaping and conventional farming. Planting a butterfly garden is an easy way to help butterflies and to attract them to your home. This class will cover the selection of nectar plants to attract adult butterflies, selection of host plants for specific native butterflies, other butterfly needs and how to become a certified monarch waystation.

The cost of the class includes a four-pack of Milkweed to get your garden started.

Cost: $20 but Turner Farm's is offering past participants $5 off admission for each class. Simply enter the code word "garden" at checkout!

Location:
Turner Farm
7400 Given Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/turnerfarm/229671

 

Class 6: Garden Practicum: Planting and Cultivation Techniques 

Saturday, May 18, 2019
10am – 1pm

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Garden Practicum: Planting and Cultivation Techniques (Class 6)

Instructors: Joshua Jones and Peter Huttinger

This is a series of Six Classes offered by the Turner Farm Community Garden Program and hosted by the Price Hill Recreation Center.
During the sessions, the group will work together to learn garden basics in the classroom and the Price Hill Community Garden. Class topics include growing fruits and vegetables naturally, seed starting, direct sowing seeds and potatoes, seasonal growing practices, managing pests, in addition to when and how to harvest, cook and store your garden bounty.

In addition through the Learn-Grow-Earn Program participants will have the opportunity to earn a garden bed for their home in exchange for participating in the garden classes, practicum and volunteer work.

Classes are FREE with advance registration

To REGISTER or for additional information contact:
Peter Huttinger (Contact information listed below)

Location:
Price Hill Community Garden
956 Purcell Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

https://turnerfarm.org/

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019
8:00 am-5:00 pm (More details will be posted as they become available)

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Come join Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative for a full day of:
• Knowledgeable Speakers
• Research Discussions
• Pollinator Happenings
• Vendors
• Plant Sales
• Food, Partner Networking and More!

Registration will open May 1, 2019. More details will be posted as they become available.

Location:
Rhodes Building - Ohio Expo Center
717 East 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211

Contact:
Michael D Retterer  / (937) 631-1064  /

http://www.ophi.info

 

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