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Online Workshop Series 

Thursday, October 14, 2021 through Thursday, December 2, 2021
Thursdays October 14, November 4, December 2—9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET

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If you want to transfer your farm land and/or business to a successor but need help navigating the process, this three-part online interactive workshop series will help you assess your situation, consider options, make decisions, and develop a plan.

Registration is required and attendance is limited. The cost is $75 for OEFFA members and $100 for non-members for up to two members of the senior generation on the same farm.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Location:
Online Workshop Series

Contact:
OEFFA Begin Farming Coordinator / 6144212022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Eaton, OH 

Sunday, October 17, 2021
1-3 p.m. ET

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Eugene Goodman and Lucy Owsley started farming in 1994, and were certified organic by OEFFA from 1996 to 2002. They have owned and operated Boulder Belt Eco-Farm since 2005. They grow a wide selection of produce year round for their 40 community supported agriculture (CSA) families, the Richmond Farmers' Market, and Oxford's MOON Co-op. They have been specializing in season extension since the mid-1990s and run the oldest winter CSA in Ohio and one of the oldest in the USA.

Join them for a walking tour of the 2+ acre market garden that includes two high tunnels, several homemade "scissor" tunnels and portable tunnels, and outdoor crops. They will talk about proper crop selection and timing the plantings for a successful winter season. Eugene and Lucy will also discuss what pest and disease pressures one deals with in winter and how to control them. Finally, they will talk about preparing and harvesting for winter markets, including using summer- and fall-harvested storage crops (such as onions and garlic) for winter sales.

Registration: $5 members/$10 non-members. Pre-registration is required by October 14.

For the safety of guests, all farm tours require pre-registration, attendance will be limited, and CDC guidance for outdoor gatherings will be followed.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Location:
Boulder Belt Eco-Farm
Eaton, OH

An address and driving directions will be provided after registration.

Contact:
Eric Pawlowski / 6144212022 /

https://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

How indigenous individuals are reclaiming their cultural identity through food sovereignty 

Monday, October 18, 2021
7 pm

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Kent Free Library will host a screening of the 2020 Monument Releasing film Gather, about how indigenous individuals are reclaiming their cultural identity through food sovereignty. The next Monday, October 25 at 7, Martha Gaffney of Martha's Farm in Ashland will share how she has incorporated Incan and Ecuadorian ethnic food and farming traditions into Northeast Ohio farming.

There is no registration for these free events. For adults ages 18+. These programs are part of the NEA Big Read Northeast Ohio. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Location:
Kent Free Library
312 W Main St
Kent, Ohio 44240

Contact:
Kristen Pool / (330) 673-4414 ext. /

https://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=1266&EventID=443940&PK=

 

Online Workshop Series 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 through Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Tuesdays, October 19-November 16—6:30-8:30 p.m. ET

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Exclusively for farmers and ranchers, this workshop delivers the knowledge and skills you need to resolve key legal vulnerabilities on your farm within a collaborative, interactive community of peers. After a five week series of virtual interactive workshops and self-study, you'll walk away ready to implement your own legal action plan and find legal answers with confidence.

Registration: Registration is required and will open in August. The cost is $49 per farm, and includes a one year farm membership to Farm Commons and a book which will be mailed to you.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Location:
Online Workshop Series

Contact:
OEFFA Begin Farming Coordinator / 6144212022 /

https://www.oeffa.org/farmtours

 

Featuring speaker Martha Gaffney of Martha's Farm, Ashland Ohio 

Monday, October 25, 2021
7 pm

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Martha Gaffney of Martha's Farm in Ashland will share how she has incorporated Incan and Ecuadorian ethnic food and farming traditions into Northeast Ohio farming. This presentation follows a screening on October 18 at 7 pm of the 2020 Monument Releasing film Gather, about how indigenous individuals are reclaiming their cultural identity through food sovereignty.

There is no registration for these free events. For adults ages 18+. These programs are part of the NEA Big Read Northeast Ohio. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Location:
Kent Free Library
312 W Main St
Kent, Ohio 44240

Contact:
Kristen Pool / (330) 673-4414 ext. /

https://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=1266&EventID=443939&PK=

 

Online February 12/ Dayton February 17-19 

Saturday, February 12, 2022 through Saturday, February 19, 2022
2/12 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; 2/17 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; 2/18 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; 2/19 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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Save the date for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 43rd annual conference, Rooted and Rising, February 12 online and February 17-19 in Dayton!

Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference offers up to four days of live learning, sharing, and connecting with sustainable farmers, gardeners, and local food supporters. This can't-miss hybrid event will feature:
- Dozens of educational workshops, in-depth Food and Farm School classes, and powerful keynote speakers
- In-person experiences, including an exhibit hall, kids conference and child care, meals, networking, and community conversations
- An interactive conference app to connect with other participants and access recordings through March 31

Registration for OEFFA's conference will open this fall. Learn more about the conference and sign up to receive conference updates by email at www.oeffa.org/conference2022.

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

The conference will be held online only February 12 and in Dayton February 17-19.

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / 614-421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/conference2022

 

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