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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 through Sunday, January 23, 2022
10 a.m.-7:15 p.m.

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NOFA-NY's Winter Conference is one of the largest organic food and farming conferences in the nation – gathering hundreds each year to meet old friends, learn new skills, provide support, and celebrate community.

With more than 80 workshops, discussion groups, and networking opportunities, attendees can join online from anywhere and access materials until March 1. The virtual conference also broadens access by offering workshop recordings, translation services, closed captioning, and more.

Location:
Online

Contact:
Jessica Aubrey / (315) 988-4000 /

https://nofany.org/conference/

 

Piketon, Ohio 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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Entrepreneurs interested in selling to restaurants, grocers, wholesalers, and directly to consumers are encouraged to attend MarketReady on January 26, 2022.

This producer training will cover a wide variety of topics to help navigate the ins and outs of selling direct, including evaluating and navigating various market channels, creating an effective business strategy, and more.

The cost of the program is $25. Call (740) 289-2071 x116 to pay by card. Payment is accepted at the door. Cash or check can be sent to:
OSU South Centers
Attn: Anna Adams
1864 Shyville Rd.
Piketon, OH 45661

Lunch will be provided. Register via the link below before January 21, 2022.

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

Contact:
Anna Adams / (740) 289-2071 x116 /

http://go.osu.edu/scmarketready2022

 

How Can You Pay Your People Better When You Don't Know Your Numbers? 

Thursday, January 27, 2022
12 p.m.

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Growers across the region are struggling to attract and retain excellent employees. Most sustainable farmers want to pay their people more already, as a recognition of how much they value their labor force. But, how much more can you really "afford"?

This pre-project teaser session with Ellen Polishuk will let you dip your toe into the pond of Full Cost of Production. What is it? What power does it give you in negotiating price? How can Full Cost of Production give you the platform to play around with increasing labor compensation?

To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Online

Contact:
Jacob Taylor / (614) 725-3162 /

http://www.oeffa.org/news/polishuk-webinar/

 

Online 

Sunday, January 30, 2022 through Sunday, February 6, 2022
3-5 p.m.

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The 2022 Real Organic Project Symposium is a virtual series of interviews with more than 50 prominent organic farmers, scientists, and climate activists.

One ticket gets access to two important symposium sessions:

January 30, 2022, 3-5 p.m.: Milk & Money explores the impact of the massive influx of industrial-scale dairy into the organic sector. What happens when a few "organic" dairies in the arid West outproduce the thousands of family-scale dairies across the country? What are the differences in production practices? How can the farmer affect the quality of the milk you drink?

February 6, 2022, 3-5 p.m.: Protecting Organic brings together the farmers and eaters who are building a saner agriculture for a better future. What successful models have brought about real change? How can we multiply their impact? How do we protect what we have worked so hard to build over the last century? What is the impact of personal choices compared to political change to move beyond the fringe into mainstream markets and what will protect us from corporate greenwashing, money, and power?

Location:
Online

Contact:
Real Organic Project / (000) 000-0000 /

http://www.realorganic2022.org

 

What Does the Research Tell Us About Cover Crops & Soil Health? 

Thursday, February 3, 2022
8-9 a.m.

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To learn more about soil health, join Ohio State Extension's 2022 Soil Health Webinar series on January 6, February 3, and March 3. Those interested must register prior to the event via the link below.

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 8-9 a.m.
What Does the Research Tell Us About Cover Crops & Soil Health?

Location:
Online

Contact:
Cassandra Brown / (330) 263-3634 /

http://go.osu.edu/soilhealth2022

 

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.-5:00 p.m.; 2/18 8 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; 2/19 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

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Registration is now open 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:

- More than 50 educational workshops, 4 in-depth Food and Farm School classes, 2 powerful keynote speakers, and other special events;
- In-person experiences, including an exhibit hall, meals, networking, and community conversations; and
- An interactive conference app to connect with other participants and access recordings through March 31!

Registration is now open 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. Attend online, in-person, or both!

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / 614-421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/conference2022

 

Buy Local Foods Seminar 

Sunday, February 20, 2022
1-4 p.m.

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The Brown County Food Council, OSU Extension, ABCAP, Catholic Rural Life, Adams-Brown Diabetes Education Coalition, and the Adams County Public Library sponsor the Fourteenth Annual "Buy Local Foods" Seminar, with a theme of boosting the marketing of our local foods.

After an introductory talk, the program will showcase eight local producers and how they market their agricultural products. There will also be a presentation about farmers markets and an up-date on our local food councils.

The seminar will be held virtually on Zoom. To register, please follow the link below. There is no charge for admission.

Location:
Online

Contact:
Julie Kline / (937) 515-1807 /

https://bit.ly/3eXOsu7

 

Ohio University 

Monday, February 28, 2022 through Wednesday, March 2, 2022
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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The Farm to Institution Midwest Summit will take place February 28 - March 2, 2022, featuring online sessions and in-person events at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio to highlight best practices in procurement of local foods, strengthening community food systems, and inspiring student understanding of the value of local food systems. The summit brings together the wide range of stakeholders who stand to benefit from a thriving regional food system, including local community members, government and higher education leaders, students, and food producers.

Key themes:
- Local Food Procurement: Best practices for institutional purchasing. What are the most effective strategies for procuring food to meet both institutional and producer goals and to sustain our local economies?
- Strengthening Community Food Systems: Examples of campus and community partnerships. What innovative partnerships are you implementing in your universities, colleges, and communities supporting collaboration and mutual benefit?
- Educating the Next Generation of Food Consumers: Reaching all. How can we broaden our reach to educate all on the value of local, healthy foods?
- UN Sustainable Development Goals: Local food procurement and sustainability. How does local food procurement affect our climate, our water systems, and our communities? How does local food procurement assist in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

The summit is a project of the Farm to OHIO Working Group (FOWG), which has been working to strengthen our regional food system through institutional procurement of locally grown food, engaging community partners, and developing our regional food network since launching the Initiative for Appalachian Food and Culture in 2016. Through close collaboration between Ohio University, Rural Action, and Community Food Initiatives, the FOWG has reduced many infrastructural barriers to institutional buying of locally grown produce and has increased equitable access to local food on campus.

Location:
Online and Athens, Ohio

Contact:
Ohio University / (740) 593-0460 /

https://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/farm-institution-summit-ohio-university

 

Hot Topics – What's the Future of Soil Health? 

Thursday, March 3, 2022
8-9 a.m.

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To learn more about soil health, join Ohio State Extension's 2022 Soil Health Webinar series on January 6, February 3, and March 3. Those interested must register prior to the event via the link below.

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 8-9 a.m.
Hot Topics – What's the Future of Soil Health?

Location:
Online

Contact:
Cassandra Brown / (330) 263-3634 /

http://go.osu.edu/soilhealth2022

 

You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure 

Monday, March 7, 2022
12 p.m.

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Farm consultant and founder of Plant to Profit Ellen Polishuk will cover what kinds of numbers we need in order to get to Full Cost of Production. Then, how are you going to get those numbers this season so we can mess around with them next winter? This is an attempt to not say the energy-killing words "record keeping"! But that's what we are going to strategize about–how exactly are you going to capture the data you want?

To register, visit the link below.

Location:
Online

Contact:
Jacob Taylor / (614) 725-3162 /

https://www.oeffa.org/news/polishuk-webinar/

 

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