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Cincinnati, OH 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Proposed Schedule

3:00pm Registration-Check-in
Ohio Farm to Cafeteria Product Showcase

3:30pm Welcome - Ohio Farm and Food Overview

3:45pm Ohio Farm to School Update &
Harvesting Farm to School Success in the Cafeteria, Classroom and Community (Panel)

4:30pm Spotlight on Ohio Farm to Cafeteria Product
Showcase

5:00pm Cultivating Change: Ohio Farm to School Discussion Forum

6:00pm National Farm to School Network Reception & Poster Exhibit
Ohio Farm to Cafeteria Product Showcase

6:30pm "Celebrate Our State on Your Plate" Dinner

7:15pm Growing the Future Policymakers Address

8:00pm Event concludes/Additional Networking

Buses are available to take attendees to and from Cincinnati and Columbus.

Registration Fee:
$40 General Registration
$20 Full-time Student Registration

Bus Fare (each trip):
$35 for conference attendees
$20 for OSU employees
$10 for full-time students
Free for OSU Extension employees

The forum will be developed and facilitated by OSU Extension's Ohio Farm to School Leadership Team in partnership with the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT). This is also held in conjunction with the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference being held the following two days.

Location:
Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Contact:
Julie Moose / 614-292-2433 /

https://go.osu.edu/2018FarmtoSchool

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 through Friday, April 27, 2018
See website for specific times

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Hosted by the National Farm to School Network, this biennial event will convene more than 1,000 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America.

The term "farm to cafeteria" encompasses all efforts to bring healthy, locally sourced food, nutrition and agriculture education opportunities to institutional cafeteria settings. This includes but is not limited to public and private early care and education settings, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, hospitals and prisons. The conference is designed to appeal to beginners and veterans of the movement alike, and attendees will come from across the nation and Canada, and from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Early bird registration is open through March 9 and registration closes April 9, 2018.

Location:
Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Contact:
National Farm to School Network / Please email /

http://www.farmtoschool.org/our-work/farm-to-school-cafeteria-conference

 

Lancaster, OH 

Saturday, April 28, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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There are so many gentle and powerful herbs that can bring balance to the nervous system and help calm the mind when we experience anxiety or have trouble falling asleep. In this class, Anika Zala of Wild Origins will discuss and sample herbal remedies that can be used to manage anxiety, stress and insomnia. At the end of the class you can make relaxing herbal tea blends to use at home.

Aniko is an herbalist whose interests lie in the intersection between nature, self-empowerment and self-care. Her workshops help others use herbs to bring bodies and minds into balance and her handmade offerings are alternatives to the chemicals of mainstream products.

Location:
Keller Market House
134 S Columbus St.
Lancaster, OH 43130

Contact:
Aniko Zala / (740) 277-6305 /

http://www.kellermarkethouse.org

 

Amesville, OH 

Sunday, April 29, 2018
3:00 pm

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Come join the Athens OEFFA Chapter at Green Edge Gardens with owners, Kip and Becky Rondy, and Cale Linscott of Deep Roots Farm, and discuss how to add mushroom production to a farm enterprise. Explore the advantages and tools required to have an all season mushroom house. This is open to the public.

Location:
Green Edge Garden
16232 Henry Rd.
Amesville, OH 45711

Contact:
Justin / 740-331-1488 /

http://greenedgegardens.com/

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
1pm

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Overwhelmed by the challenges of accessing farmland? Don't be. Whether you are a new, beginning or established farmer, this webinar will help you navigate the issues around accessing farmland or a farm property. Jason Silverman with Land For Good will discuss land tenure arrangements, including leasing and owning, as well as provide tips for finding and evaluating a piece of land.

Webinars are hosted by FACT for farmers. Webinars are free of charge. Register for as many as you like!

To Register, please visit the following link: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED54D789844B3B

Location:
Webinar

Contact:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) / (773) 525-4952 /

http://www.foodanimalconcernstrust.org/farmer

 

Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:00am-8:30am

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Please join Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions for a free discussion about meeting many of their most important goals with soil biology–by restoring the living, intelligent, water-holding, cooling, soil carbon sponge that used to cover most of the land around us. Walter Jehne–founder of Healthy Soils Australia, and one of the early researchers on glomalin, myccorhizal fungi, and root ecology– will present his findings and facilitate the discussion.

For More information: http://www.communitysolution.org/events/2018/5/3/agraria-gathering-potluck-with-walter-jehne-peter-bane

Location:
Agraria
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
David Diamond- Media and Education Coordinator / (937)767-2161 /

http://www.communitysolution.org

 

Philo, OH 

Friday, May 4, 2018 through Sunday, May 6, 2018
6:00 pm May 4th - 2:00 pm May 6th

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The Bodacious Woman Weekend at Blue Rock Station begins the evening of May 4th and runs through early afternoon on May 6th. The event is designed for women of all ages who feel a need to connect with other like-minded women or to be healthier or learn to simplify life. The workshops and activities are designed to strengthen self-confidence, as well as the knowledge that each person holds within their own hands the key to living more simply, and more richly with health and contentment. The women leading the weekend represent a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. Each activity is designed to inspire knowledge and to teach new solutions to old challenges. Delicious healthy food, nightly bonfire, and fun plus a focus on everyday women challenges. A variety of housing is available.

Blue Rock Station is a private farm. On special occasions the cabins and other buildings are available so that others can enjoy the beauty and serenity of living a simpler life. The Bodacious Woman Weekend is a long-time dream of Annie Warmke. Annie's favorite chef, Pam Nalbach will be there from Philadelphia PA. Leaders for the weekend include Samantha Werner of Werner Wellness (Columbus OH), Laurel Hobden of Laurel's Therapeutic Oils (Columbus OH), and Annie Warmke, of Blue Rock Station. Blue Rock Station is located in the eastern foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southeastern Ohio and is the home of the first earthship east of the Mississippi, a home constructed of tires, cans and bottles.

Location:
Blue Rock Station
1190 Virginia Ridge Rd
Philo, OH 43771

Contact:
Annie Warmke / 740-252-6295 /

http://www.bluerockstation.com

 

Friday, May 4, 2018 through Saturday, May 5, 2018
9am-5pm

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This 2-day intensive seminar with Australian microbiologist and climate scientist Walter Jehne and permaculture expert Peter Bane will bring the group together in a deep exploration and discussion of how individuals can meet many of the most important goals with soil biology–by restoring the living, intelligent, water-holding, cooling, soil carbon sponge that used to cover most of the land around us. Walter Jehne–founder of Healthy Soils Australia, and one of the early researchers on glomalin, myccorhizal fungi, and root ecology– will be the main presenter each day. He'll be joined by Peter Bane, President of the Permaculture Institute of North America.

Registration is now open, and space is limited, so reserve your place soon! Please visit the provided website below to register.

For more about Community Solutions or this workshop, visit www.communitysolution.org or call 937-767-2826.

Location:
Agraria
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

The seminar will be held on Agraria, Community Solutions Center for Regenerative Agriculture, in Yellow Springs, OH.

Contact:
David Diamond- Media and Education Coordinator / (937)767-2161 /

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-the-soil-carbon-sponge-tickets-44232994076?aff=utm_source%3Deb

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, May 12, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Instructors: Joshua Hones and Peter Huttinger, Turner Farm Community Garden Program

The Turner Farm Community Garden Program is offering a series of free gardening classes for home and community gardeners, "Vegetable Gardening Basics for the Home & Community Gardener."

Learn garden basics in the classroom and get hands-on experience in the Price Hill Community Garden. 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 class, practicum, and volunteer work.

Classes are free with advanced registration.

Location:
Price Hill Recreation Center
959 Hawthorne Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45205

Contact:
Peter Huttinger / 513-328-0100 /

http://turnerfarm.org/

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30 pm

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TBD

Location:
TBD

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

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
4:00pm

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Are you a farmer who raises your animals on pasture? Or perhaps you are a consumer who buys humanely-raised meat, milk, and eggs. Join us to learn more about the nutritional benefits that come from raising food animals on grass. Our presenter, Collette Lentz, MS, will discuss the nutritional advantages and the associated human health benefits of pasture-raised versus conventionally-raised animals.

Webinars are hosted by FACT for farmers. Webinars are free of charge. Register for as many as you like!

To Register, please visit the following link: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED54D68180473E

Location:
Webinar

Contact:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) / (773) 525-4952 /

http://www.foodanimalconcernstrust.org/farmer

 

Where are Honey Bees Foraging in Ohio? 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
9:00am

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Reed Johnson, of OSU Entomology, will be presenting on the topic of "Where are Honey Bees Foraging in Ohio?".

This is the second webinar in a six part series hosted by The Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology.

All webinars are free, and registration is not required.

To join a webinar, follow the link posted below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Location:
Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / 330-263-3723 /

 

Phone meeting 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
1:00-2:30pm EST

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This hosted webinar titled, "Building capacity for best use of microbial-based biostimulants/biofertilizers in organic and sustainable vegetable production" is a three part, call-in conversation series. Each webinar will be held on Wednesday afternoons.

Relying on (small) microbes to improve vegetable production and farm profit raises big questions for growers and people who advise them. Participate in discussions, research, and information sharing that helps reveal the best use of microbe-containing crop biostimulants, especially in sustainable-organic systems.

This is the third and final phone conference within the webinar series. This phone conference will cover the topic of evaluating the value of microbial-based biostimulants/biofertilizers on an individual's farm.

This free conference call will include panelists with experience and growers, grower-advisors, and others with questions. Preregistration is required. Please see the attached link to register and receive call-in information for the webinar meeting. Questions may be submitted when you register or during each call.

Link: http://u.osu.edu/vegprolab/microbe-containing-products/2018-call-in-conversations-registration/

Location:
The Ohio State University: College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Webinar

Contact:
Matt Kleinhenz / 330.263.3810 /

http://u.osu.edu/vegprolab/research-areas/vegebiostimsferts/

 

Yellow Springs, OH 

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Please join Community Solutions for hands-on family workshops and fun! Activities include growing a pizza garden, learning how to build raised beds and cold frames, and looking deeply at the dirt beneath us. All sized hands welcome!

Hosted in collaboration with the Yellow Springs Local Foods Group.

Location:
Agraria
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Contact:
Amy Harper / 937-767-2161 /

http://www.communitysolution.org/events/2018/5/19/family-garden-day

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
3:00pm

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Kent Solberg, Grazing and Livestock Specialist with the Sustainable Farming Association, will discuss options for creating a forage chain by sequencing annual, perennial, and stored forages to feed your ruminant animals. Join FACT to learn how a well-designed forage chain can offer multiple benefits to your farm - including extending the grazing season and reducing feed costs.

Webinars are hosted by FACT for farmers. Webinars are free of charge. Register for as many as you like!

To Register, please visit the following link: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED54D98480463F

Location:
Webinar

Contact:
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) / (773) 525-4952 /

http://www.foodanimalconcernstrust.org/farmer

 

Ethics in Beekeeping 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
9:00am

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Kim Flottum, author and editor of Bee Culture Magazine, will be presenting on the topic of "Ethics in Beekeeping".

This is the third webinar in a six part series hosted by The Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology.

All webinars are free, and registration is not required.

To join a webinar, follow the link posted below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Location:
Ohio State Extension, Department of Entomology

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / 330-263-3723 /

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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Columbus OH 43214

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
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