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International Farm Transition Network Coming to Ohio

Filed under: Conferences, Workshops, Training & Education — posted by Sharon at Begin Farming Ohio on June 13, 2010 at 6:11 pm

The July 20-23, 2010 conference of this Network of agricultural professionals, farmers, citizens, and service providers will discuss and learn about exciting projects in farm transition. The conference, held in Cuyahoga Falls, OH will highlight the Countryside Initiative, a parthership between Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Countryside Conservancy. The Initiative offers rehabilitated farms in the national part to private farmers through a competitive long-term lease.  http://www.cvcountryside.org/farmland/IFTNConference.php or call 330-657-2529

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Offers Development to Young Agricultural Professionals

Filed under: Conferences — posted by Sharon at Begin Farming Ohio on January 29, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Be an AGvocate: Speak Up for Agriculture is the theme of this years’ Leadership Conference for people 18-35 who work in Ohio agriculture, to be held March 12-13, 2010 in Dublin, Ohio (central Ohio).  Registration deadline is Feburary 19th. View workshop and event description and download registration information at http://ofbf.org/news-and-events/news/624/ or get the conference brochure at http://ofbf.org/uploads/10_yap_conference_registration.pdf

Is Better Farmers’ Market Management Needed in Your Area?

Filed under: Conferences — posted by Sharon at Begin Farming Ohio at 12:10 pm

The Ohio Farmers’ Market Conference will be held Thursday and Friday, March 4 and 5, 2010 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture in Reynoldsburg, OH. Encourage the management of farmers’ markets on which your future depends to be there! Go to http://ohiofarmersmarkets.osu.edu, or contact Melissa Hurtt at 800-297-2072, ext 222 or at hurtt.8@osu.edu.

Annual Heart of America Grazing Conference – January 20 – 21, 2010 in Wilmington, OH

Filed under: Conferences — posted by Sharon at Begin Farming Ohio on January 12, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Grassland farmers across the Midwest will get the latest production information for their livestock. For more information go to http://ohioforages.blogspot.com/ or contact Jeff McCutcheon at 419-947-1070.

January 24 – 27, 2010 Nursery & Landscape Association Conference

Filed under: Conferences — posted by Sharon at Begin Farming Ohio at 6:48 pm

The OSU Nursery Short Course provides unparalleled educational opportunities with nearly 100 sessions for nursery, landscape, garden center, tree care and turf professionals. Continuing Education Credits are available for selected courses. The Nursery Short Course is held in conjunction with the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show – CENTS at the Great Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. To register or form information  http://basicgreen.osu.edu/english/programs/OSU%20Nursery%20Short%20Course.

The 14th annual P.L.A.N.T. seminar is held on January 24th and will focus on suburban landscape designs and plant selections.

Heart of America Grazing Conference – January 20-21, 2010

Filed under: Conferences — posted by Sharon at Begin Farming Ohio on December 3, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Topics include: Low Stress Livestock Handling, Profitability in Dairy Grazing, Using Oats for Fall and Winter Feed, Winter Feeding Systems for Beef Cows, How We Graze [Dairy], The Long and Short of Grazing: pregraze and post-graze targets, Using Pasture Measurement to ImproveYour Management, Direct Marketing, and Sheep Grazing System. For more information go to http://smallfarminstitute.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/

North Central Ohio Grazing Conference – January 28-29, 2010

Filed under: Conferences — posted by Sharon at Begin Farming Ohio at 12:10 pm

Theme: Managing Resources

Location: Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry St.,Dalton, OH 44618

For more information  call Small Farm Institute at 740.545.6349 or email info@smallfarminstitute.org or view the conference brochure at http://smallfarminstitute.wordpress.com/upcoming-events/