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Dayton, OH 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3:30 pm

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Immediately following the Montgomery County food summit on November 15th at the Dayton Downtown Library, will be a "Food Justice Scholarship Forum" for faculty, staff, and graduate students participating in or hoping to begin scholarly work on issues of food justice in our region.

The conveners for this forum include SOCHE (Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education), and The Hall Hunger Initiative, and Kelly Bohrer from University of Dayton's Fitz Center for Leadership in Community will be co-facilitating the forum.

Please see the details below. We ask you to share this opportunity widely with faculty, staff, and graduate students on your campus.

Location:
Dayton Metro Library
215 E 3rd Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Located in the Community Room on the second floor.

Contact:
Etana Jacobi / N/A /

https://www.facebook.com/events/176563869582159/

 

Chillicothe, OH 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is designed for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement: 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'

The course will cover: an introduction to produce safety; worker health, hygiene, and training; soil amendments; wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use; agricultural water (both production and postharvest); postharvest handling and sanitation and developing a farm food safety plan. As a participant, you can expected to gain a basic understanding of: microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm; parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one; and requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.

In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course.

Registration is required. The ODA will mail registration forms 1-2 months prior to each training to area farmers. If you don't receive a mailing for a training in your area, call the ODA at 614-728-6250 and register via phone. There is no cost for the training and the book will be provided.
Additional training's will be offered throughout Ohio; more details TBA. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

Location:
Ross Co Government Center
475 Western Ave
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Cortland, OH 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Join the Ohio Department of Agriculture for an informal town hall-type meeting designed for open, informal conversations between growers and the ODA about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act produce safety standards in Ohio. Bring your questions for the ODA to answer! There is no registration or cost to attend.

Location:
Trumbull Co Agricultural & Family Educational Center
520 W Main St.
Cortland, OH 44410

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Auburn Township, OH 

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00 PM

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Help us make sure the farm bill reflects your priorities!

Changes to the farm bill could move us toward greater environmental sustainability, help us protect farmland for our future, support beginning farmers, and more - but only if we get involved in the process!

That discussion includes "structural" issues in the farm bill and following the money to see exactly what kind of agricultural future we choose to support.

Although 78 percent of U.S. farmers have no crop insurance, the program has an annual cost of $6.1 billion. That's why one of OEFFA's key farm bill priorities is to improve the crop insurance program.

Crop insurance is an important tool to help farmers weather the weather and other catastrophic events, but should not dictate what farmers plant, or create a distorted playing field that disadvantages beginning, sustainable, or diversified producers. Currently, the program excludes many types of farms and farmers, presents barriers to farmers that want to implement sustainable practices, and subsidizes farm consolidation.

Please join OEFFA's Lake Effect Chapter for a northeast Ohio potluck and conversation on how we can improve crop insurance and other programs in the next farm bill to better serve farmers and our food system. If you're not in northeast Ohio, stay tuned for a conversation near you!

RSVP to Julia.

We hope you can make it!

Amalie Lipstreu, Policy Program Coordinator
Julia Barton, Sustainable Agriculture Educator
Steve Corso, Lake Effect Chapter President
Jake and Dawn Trethewey, OEFFA Members and Hosts

Location:
Maplestar Farm, Home of Jake and Dawn Trethewey
10382 E. Washington St.
Auburn Township, OH 44023

Contact:
Julia Barton / 614-359-3180 /

 

Alexandria, Ohio 

Monday, November 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter – Megan Seymour, Wildlife Biologist with the US Fish & Wildlife Service

Megan will present information about animals that can be found in central Ohio that are on the endangered species list. She will discuss the importance of these animals to our eco-system and how we can help these animals survive. Megan's discussion will also include information about beneficial animals that are common to our gardens/fields.

Location:
Alexandria Public Library
10 Maple Drive
Alexandria, OH 43001

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

 

Martins Ferry, OH 

Monday, November 20, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm

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Join the Ohio Department of Agriculture for an informal town hall-type meeting designed for open, informal conversations between growers and the ODA about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act produce safety standards in Ohio. Bring your questions for the ODA to answer! There is no registration or cost to attend.

Location:
Martins Ferry Public Library Auditorium
20 S 5th St.
Martins Ferry, OH 43935

*No food/drink please.

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Wauseon, OH 

Monday, November 27, 2017
9:00am - 11:00am

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Join the Ohio Department of Agriculture for an informal town hall-type meeting designed for open, informal conversations between growers and the ODA about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act produce safety standards in Ohio. Bring your questions for the ODA to answer! There is no registration or cost to attend.

Location:
Fulton Co Commissioners Meeting Room
152 S Fulton St.
Wauseon, OH 43567

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Norwalk, OH 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
9:00am - 6:00pm

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The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is designed for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement: 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'

The course will cover: an introduction to produce safety; worker health, hygiene, and training; soil amendments; wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use; agricultural water (both production and postharvest); postharvest handling and sanitation and developing a farm food safety plan. As a participant, you can expected to gain a basic understanding of: microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm; parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one; and requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.

In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course.

Registration is required. The ODA will mail registration forms 1-2 months prior to each training to area farmers. If you don't receive a mailing for a training in your area, call the ODA at 614-728-6250 and register via phone. There is no cost for the training and the book will be provided.

Additional training's will be offered throughout Ohio; more details TBA. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

Location:
Huron County Office Building
180 Milan Ave
Norwalk, OH 44857

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Greenville, OH 

Thursday, November 30, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Join the Ohio Department of Agriculture for an informal town hall-type meeting designed for open, informal conversations between growers and the ODA about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act produce safety standards in Ohio. Bring your questions for the ODA to answer! There is no registration or cost to attend.

Location:
Anderson Marathon Ethanol Plant Conference Room
5728 Sebring Warner Rd.
Greenville, Oh 45331

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Monday, December 4, 2017 through Thursday, December 7, 2017
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National Farmers Union for our FREE "Growing for the Future" online conference happening December 4th-7th! This conference has a mission of developing agricultural leaders from all backgrounds and providing plentiful information and resources focused on topics including, but not limited to mentorship, business planning, USDA programs, conservation and women and veterans in farming. Our annual nationally-focused online conference provides an opportunity for beginning farmers and ranchers to acquire the skills they need to run a successful operation. The conference will highlight leaders in the field of agriculture and focus on building a network for beginning farmers and ranchers throughout the country.

Location:
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Contact:
Natalie Grote / 202-554-1600 /

https://secure.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=4040&evt=NFU17&t=1508328370240

 

Columbia Station, OH 

Monday, December 4, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm

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Join the Ohio Department of Agriculture for an informal town hall-type meeting designed for open, informal conversations between growers and the ODA about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act produce safety standards in Ohio. Bring your questions for the ODA to answer! There is no registration or cost to attend.

Location:
Lorain Public Library
13824 W River Rd.
Columbia Station, OH 44028

The meeting will be held in the Columbia Branch Meeting Room.

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Fremont, OH 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm

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The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course is designed for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement: 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'

The course will cover: an introduction to produce safety; worker health, hygiene, and training; soil amendments; wildlife, domesticated animals, and land use; agricultural water (both production and postharvest); postharvest handling and sanitation and developing a farm food safety plan. As a participant, you can expected to gain a basic understanding of: microorganisms relevant to produce safety and where they may be found on the farm; how to identify microbial risks, practices that reduce risks, and how to begin implementing produce safety practices on the farm; parts of a farm food safety plan and how to begin writing one; and requirements in the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how to meet them.

In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course.

Registration is required. The ODA will mail registration forms 1-2 months prior to each training to area farmers. If you don't receive a mailing for a training in your area, call the ODA at 614-728-6250 and register via phone. There is no cost for the training and the book will be provided.
Additional training's will be offered throughout Ohio; more details TBA. Class size is limited to 30 participants.

Location:
Sandusky Co Engineers Office
2500 West State St
Fremont, OH 43420

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Mansfield, OH 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Join the Ohio Department of Agriculture for an informal town hall-type meeting designed for open, informal conversations between growers and the ODA about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act produce safety standards in Ohio. Bring your questions for the ODA to answer! There is no registration or cost to attend.

Location:
Richland Co Longview Center
1495 W Longview Ave
Mansfield, OH 43113

The meeting will take place in the rooms A-D.

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Circleville, OH 

Monday, December 11, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Join the Ohio Department of Agriculture for an informal town hall-type meeting designed for open, informal conversations between growers and the ODA about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act produce safety standards in Ohio. Bring your questions for the ODA to answer! There is no registration or cost to attend.

Location:
Pickaway Co Dept of Job and Family Services
110 Island Rd.
Circleville, OH 43113

The meeting will be held in the Conference Room.

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 

Marietta, OH 

Thursday, December 21, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm

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Join the Ohio Department of Agriculture for an informal town hall-type meeting designed for open, informal conversations between growers and the ODA about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act produce safety standards in Ohio. Bring your questions for the ODA to answer! There is no registration or cost to attend.

Location:
Marietta Public Library
615 Fifth St.
Marietta, OH 45750

The meeting will take place in the Basement Meeting Room.

Contact:
Jodi Taylor / 614-995-0640 /

http://www.agri.ohio.gov

 
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East Lansing, MI 

Monday, January 8, 2018
More information coming soon.

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The Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance invites you to join us on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 for a one-day in-depth learning experience. Organic Intensives are an opportunity to acquire practical, detailed information over the course of a day with fellow Michigan farmers and gardeners.

For 2018 we are working with individuals who are recognized experts and educators in one of three topic areas:
• Diverse Grain Options for Farms and Homesteads
• Small to Medium Scale Livestock for the Integrated Farm
• Secure a Successful Season with Succession Starts (Transplants)

Location:
Plant and Soil Sciences Building
1066 Bogue St.
East Lansing, MI 48823

Located on the MSU campus in East Lansing.

Contact:
N/A / 248-262-6826 /

http://www.moffa.net/oi-2018.html

 

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

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022

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