Richland County Pastures for Profit Grazing School

The Longview Center 1495 W Longview Avenue, Mansfield, United States

Join Richland Soil and Water Conservation District and partners for this workshop for anyone interested in pasture and grazing management. Those new to livestock and forage management are encouraged to join. This is a 3-day series. The Grazing School is July 23 and July 25 at The Longview Center from 6 to 9 p.m. The Pasture Walk is July 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eisenhauer Farm. The School fee includes a grazing stick, and USB with course manual. Pre-registration is required.

$30

OEFFA Lake Effect Chapter at the Lake County Fair

Lake County Fair 1301 Mentor Avenue, Painesville Township, Ohio, United States

The Lake Effect Chapter of OEFFA will be setting up a passive display at the Lake County Fair from July 23rd through July 28th.  It will be in the Natural Resources Building along with a dozen or so other environmental / sustainability groups.  Please stop by and check it out if you go to the fair! If you are interested in volunteering to help monitor the building in exchange for a FREE day pass to the fair, contact Tom at 440-257-2673

NRCS Organic Practice 823 Strategies and Best Practices

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The National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has many programs to help farmers convert to organic farming operations. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a conservation program that helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners integrate conservation into working lands. Under EQIP, Organic Transition Initiative 823 (OTI) is specifically meant to help those transitioning to organic operations, by cost-sharing and providing technical support on practices organic and transitioning farmers want to implement on their farms. This program is relatively new, and a little different than other NRCS practices. Join the Organic Farming Research Foundation, Organic Farmers Association, and National Organic Coalition to hear directly from ag professionals and farmers about their experiences with 823 and their ideas regarding how to best utilize this valuable conservation planning tool. Register at the link below.

Principles of Biological Systems Workshop

Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice 131 E Dayton Yellow Springs Road, Yellow Springs, United States

This immersive two-day event will explore cutting-edge practices in biological farming designed to enhance soil health, crop yields, and produce quality with Dan Kittredge, Founder and Executive Director of Bionutrient Food Association. Workshop Highlights: Nutrient Density: Discover why two organically grown carrots can vary in nutrients by over 40%. Learn the secrets behind nutrient-dense crops. Seed Quality Improvement: Techniques to enhance seed vitality. Microbial Community: Understanding the critical role of soil microbes. Pest Management Without Pesticides: Effective natural pest control methods. Soil Testing and Mineral Balancing: Key strategies for soil health. In-Season Monitoring: Utilizing conductivity and Brix for crop management. Participants will gain hands-on experience and insights into biological farming, helping growers increase the health and marketability of their produce. This workshop is ideal for farmers, gardeners, and growers of all types who are committed to sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

$200
Event Series Bouquet Making Workshop

Bouquet Making Workshop

Clintonville Farmers Market 3535 North High St., Columbus, OH, United States

Working with flowers is a wonderful way to bring people together, promote positive energy, stress relief, and healing. Learn to craft flower bouquets in this workshop with two long time Common Greens producers, Pam of L Marie and Adrianne of Owl's Nest. Leave with the bouquet you made wrapped in tissue or craft paper, knowledge about arranging, and a fun experience!

Site Assessment Workshop

Before investing in farmland, you need to find a place that is right for your business and your life. This full-day workshop is for anyone searching for farmland, and is suitable for crop, livestock, and agroforestry producers. Explore topography, land infrastructure, location, soil and water, and other important considerations with hands-on activities, a site visit to a 3rd-generation family farm, and interesting tools. Gain the knowledge and confidence in your own land assessment skills, plus connections with a team of supportive technical assistants. Register at the link below.

$125

Growers & Griots: A Screening & Conservation Series (High on the Hog)

Grandview Theater and Drafthouse 1247 Grandview Ave, Grandview Heights, United States

Growing & Growth Collective will focus on the roots of Black foodways and the path toward food sovereignty. Following each 45- to 55-minute screening, the audience will participate in a guided reflection led by Dr. Jared Grant, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. Tickets are $10 per person OR BOGO - $5 per person with a 2-for-1 deal! Bring a friend! Part 1: Sunday, June 29 (1-3 p.m.) Part 2: Sunday, July 28 (1-3 p.m.) Part 3: Sunday, August 25 (1-3 p.m.) Part 4: Sunday, September 29 (1-3 p.m.)

10$

On-Farm Organic Vegetable Trials 2025 Working Group Meeting: OOFRN August Meeting

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The Ohio Organic Farmer Researcher Network invites you to join in making key decisions about a state-wide organic vegetable variety trial for the 2025 growing season. Variety trials are a useful and relatively easy entryway into on-farm research. When replicated on multiple farms, the results can offer good information across the variety of growing conditions in our state. Be part of this discussion to make sure these plans are practical and focused on useful questions. If you’d like to be part of this working group, but can’t make the meeting, please let OOFRN know and they’ll send other options for weighing in.  

Event Series Bouquet Making Workshop

Bouquet Making Workshop

Bexley Farmers Market E. Main and Dawson Ave, Columbus, OH, United States

Working with flowers is a wonderful way to bring people together, promote positive energy, stress relief, and healing. Learn to craft flower bouquets in this workshop with two long time Common Greens producers, Pam of L Marie and Adrianne of Owl's Nest. Leave with the bouquet you made wrapped in tissue or craft paper, knowledge about arranging, and a fun experience!

Organic Inspection Field Day at The North Farm

The North Farm N5431 Rock River Road, Chatham, MI, United States

Join us for a field day focused on organic inspection at The North Farm, a diverse certified organic farm that is part of MSU's Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center. Learn what to expect during an inspection and have time to discuss inspection questions and concerns with fellow farmers.