Event Series Farmer Help Shop

Farmer Help Shop

Zoom

OEFFA's team of educators is available to assist farmers at any stage of their journey. Whether you are making the switch to organic, are already certified, or have questions about sustainable agriculture practices, OEFFA can share guidance and support. Drop in virtually on the third Monday of each month to talk to sustainable agriculture educators with your queries and questions. Click the link below to register and receive the Zoom meeting link.

Seed Saving for the Resilient Farm II Workshop

Trotwood Community & Cultural Arts Center 4000 Lake Center Dr, Trotwood, United States

Why Save Seeds? Learning how to grow food is a first step to food sovereignty. A natural progression is learning how to save seeds. In addition to saving money, saving seeds that have been adapted to our local conditions is a must. Donetta Boykin of Endigo's Herbals and Seven Seed Sowers Co-op leads this workshop that will focus on how to clean and save seeds from produce grown on your farm. Topics covered: Seed harvesting Cleaning methods Storage Germination testing REGISTRATION REQUESTED BY MONDAY, JUNE 17.

$25

Goat Milk Herd Share Farm Tour

Everyday Acres 2787 James Road, Granville, United States

With her herd of 24 goats and 17 babies, along with a mixed flock of more than 50 hens, Everyday Acres serves 20 herd share members with raw goat milk and eggs and sells eggs at City Folks Farm Store in Columbus. Maria has been managing her farm since 2017 and will be giving a tour of her facilities, and answering questions regarding her business structure. Come to learn and enjoy the baby goats! This event is a part of OEFFA's 2024 Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Cooperative Farming Workshop

Richland Gro-Op 134 N. Main St, Mansfield, United States

What does a successful Cooperative Farm look like? Walt Bonham of Richland Gro-Op will be answering that question and many more during this extensive Co-Op Farming Workshop. Topics covered include: Forming a Cooperative Constructing Crop Plans Addressing Aggregation Challenges GAP/FSMA Certification Support Creating Impactful Sales Channels *Lunch and tours also included! The cost is eligible for 2501 support. REGISTRATION REQUESTED BY FRIDAY, JUNE 21. The Richland Gro-Op (RGO) is a cooperative of urban and rural farmers in Richland County, Ohio, that grow and sell vegetables year-round to local restaurants, institutions, and consumers. By crop-planning and marketing produce collectively, RGO members aim to improve the economic viability of urban agriculture in Richland County and increase the supply of locally produced, high-quality vegetables. RGO grows over 10 different types of vegetables and delivers year-round throughout the Richland County and Central Ohio region.  

$110

2024 National BIPOC and Urban Growers’ National Conference

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center 100 Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center, United States

From June 27-29, 2024, engage in networking and education opportunities that address the unique challenges and needs faced by Black farmers and urban growers. 3 keynote presentations 16 concurrent workshops Networking and technical assistance Urban agriculture tours The conference is free, but registration is required. Registration closes on May 24, 2024.

NE Ohio Hands-On Body Mechanics Workshop

Crown Point Ecology Center 3220 Ira Road, Akron, United States

Join Cynthia Flores with Labor Movement in understanding BETTER body mechanics and movement patterns in order to increase workforce productivity and help decrease workplace injuries. Open to farmers and farmworkers, time will be spent in an interactive atmosphere moving through four basic movement patterns: hinge, squat, push, and pull, along with the importance of core stability. Each participant will leave with tips focused on ways to improve their overall movement patterning and work-related well-being. Plenty of opportunity for Q&A. Registration is free but space is limited to allow for some individual attention. Click the link below to register.

SW Ohio Hands-On Body Mechanics Workshop

Mile Creek Farm 10786 Mile Road, New Lebanon, United States

Join Cynthia Flores with Labor Movement in understanding BETTER body mechanics and movement patterns in order to increase workforce productivity and help decrease workplace injuries. Open to farmers and farmworkers, time will be spent in an interactive atmosphere moving through four basic movement patterns: hinge, squat, push, and pull, along with the importance of core stability. Each participant will leave with tips focused on ways to improve their overall movement patterning and work-related well-being. Plenty of opportunity for Q&A. Registration is free but space is limited to allow for some individual attention. Click the link below to register.

Integrated Farm and Café Tour

Fresh to Morrow Farm and Cafe 5190 Gilmour Road, Morrow, United States

Fresh To Morrow is a seed-to-fork, family-owned farm and café. The farm practices no spray, regenerative farming, and permaculture methods. Their café is close to the Little Miami River and bike trail. This team has built a vertically-integrated food system that incorporates both their farm and other local producers. Building soil health, encouraging seasonal eating, supporting their local economy, and reducing food waste are important aspects of their work.

Tantré Farm Tour

Tantre Farm 2510 Hayes Road, Chelsea, MI, United States

Tantré Farm started its very first crops of potatoes, winter squash, and garlic in 1993 on a 40-acre parcel. Since then their farm has grown to include about 80 to 100 varieties of vegetables, mushrooms, and a small variety of herbs and flowers. Now their farmland has grown to 115 acres of wetland, woods, and sand-loam fields in the area. Produce is sold through CSA shares, at various local stores, restaurants, and also at the Ann Arbor and Chelsea Farmers Markets. Join Richard on a tour of this beautiful farm and get an opportunity to glean knowledge from his more than 30 years of organic farming experience. Learn more and register at the link below.

Three Creeks Produce Tour and Field Walk

Three Creeks Produce 5362 Swisher Road, Groveport, United States

Many farms have diversified outlets, making wash/pack management a high priority. Multiple options exist to keep products flowing while maintaining high quality. Costs for indoor packsheds can seem out of reach, but thoughtful choices and creativity can go pretty far. See how Three Creeks implements simple processes to serve their customers (restaurants, wholesale outlets, and CSA participants) with their limited facilities, infrastructure, cold storage, and labor. Discuss what they started with, how they use what they have, and what’s next on their list. Register at the link below.