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Richland County Pastures for Profit Grazing School

The Longview Center 1495 W Longview Avenue, Mansfield

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.


OEFFA Lake Effect Chapter at the Lake County Fair

Lake County Fair 1301 Mentor Avenue, Painesville Township

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


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.