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Friday, October 12, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm

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The inspiration for the Stinner Summit was Ben Stinnner's rare ability to build relationships based on common interests and his vision, passion, and commitment to building healthy agroecosystems and communities. The Summit, held in October at a different location each year, is a highly engaging and participatory event that draws stakeholders from around Ohio (and sometimes beyond). Attendees with diverse interests and expertise work together to develop projects that address healthy agroecosystems and sustainable communities. At the end of the day the attendees vote on the project(s) they would like to see receive funding. Funding for the selected project(s) is provided by the Ben Stinner Endowment. We realize the need to keep the energy high so great local food is always a part of the day. The event is free of charge and open to any who are interested, though space is limited. To see photos and agendas of past Summits, check out the link below.

https://amp.osu.edu/collaboration/annual-stinner-summit


The Summit is never the same. The best way to understand it is to experience it for yourself!



The Stinner Summit provides attendees with:

- Face-to-face networking opportunities
- A multidisciplinary, engaging environment
- Open space to brainstorm projects related to sustainable agriculture and communities
- Great local foods
- Financial support for projects conceived, developed, and selected by Summit attendees
- A springboard for ideas, projects, and connections that can be carried into other aspects of your life

Location:
Methodist Theological School
3081 Columbus Pike
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Ohio State University AMP / 330-202-3537 /

https://senr.osu.edu/events/12th-annual-stinner-summit-save-date

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018 through Friday, November 9, 2018
November 8th: 8:30am to 3:30pm November 9th: 8:30am to 2:30pm

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Fourth Annual Organic Farming Conference at The Event Center in Mt. Hope, Ohio on Thursday and Friday, November 8 & 9, 2018.

Registration:
1 Day: $20
2 Days: $30

Conference fee includes: registration, break, vendor show, and meal.

Please visit this link for more information: http://www.organicfarmingconf.com

Event Schedule:


Thursday November 8

8:30 AM - Welcome & Overview of the Day

8:45 AM - Gary Zimmer - Understanding Your Soils Can -Make You Excited About Organic Farming

10:00 AM - Vendor Show and Morning Break

10:30 AM - Break Out Sessions:
Introduction to the Organic Home by Regina Beidler - Home Demonstration Tables:
-Make Your Own Baby Care Products -Making Bar Soap. -Homemade Crackers. -Making Soft Cheeses. -Making Rag Carpets strips from fabric scraps. -Making Rag Quilts. -Setting an Attractive Table and making Table Centerpieces
​Heritage Livestock Breeds; The Cleveland Bay Horse - David Bontrager
Twenty Years of No Grain on Grazing Acres Farm Cheyenne Christianson

11:45 - 1:00 - Lunch Break and Vendor Show

1:00 PM - Breakout Sessions:
Grass Milk Farmer Panel with Brent Beidler, Cheyenne Christianson, Myron Martin and Aaron Hershberger
Organic Home: Home Demonstration Tables: -Make Your Own Baby Care Products -Making Bar Soap. -Homemade Crackers. -Making Soft Cheeses. -Making Rag Carpets strips from fabric scraps. -Making Rag Quilts. -Setting an Attractive Table and making Table Centerpieces
Overcoming Challenges Through Experience in Organic Vegetables - Farmer Panel

2:15 PM - Vendor Show

2:35 PM - Breakout Sessions:
Digging Deeper into Soils - Gary Zimmer
Direct to Consumer Sales Success - Jesse & Leah Smith
Bee Panel

​3:30 PM - Dismissal


Friday November 9

8:30 AM - Welcome & Overview

9:00 AM - "Hello Cows! I'm Home!" Brent and Regina Beidler

10:00 AM - Vendor Show and Morning Break

10:30 - Breakout Sessions:
Gardening Projects Involving Children - Leah & Jesse Smith
Raising Organic Row Crop Panel - David Bontrager, Jr. Wengerd, and Nelson Wenger
Organic Grass-fed - Cheyenne Christiansen

11:45 - 1:00 - Lunch Break and Vendor Show

1:00 PM -
Breakout Sessions:
​Organic Grassfed Beef - Sam Dobson
Home Demonstrations: Make Your Own Baby Care Products -Making Bar Soap. -Homemade Crackers. -Making Soft Cheeses. -Making Rag Carpets strips from fabric scraps. -Making Rag Quilts. -Setting an Attractive Table and making Table Centerpieces
Produce Options for CSA - Jessie and Leah Smith

2:30 PM - Go Home and Do It - Gary Zimmer

Location:
MT. Hope Event Center
8076 St. Rt 241
Millersburg, OH 44654

Contact:
Martha Kline / 1-330-674-1892 /

http://www.organicfarmingconf.com

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 through Friday, December 7, 2018
Name badge and other conference materials may be picked up at 8 a.m. Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m.

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The 43rd annual Acres U.S.A. Eco-Ag Conference and Trade Show will include Eco-Ag intensive, day-long workshops; seminars; 1-on-1 eco-consultant opportunities; round table discussions, an eco-ag trade show, and film screenings geared toward the beginning to advanced farmer.

Keynote speakers include Joel Salatin, Eliot Coleman, and Daniela Ibarra-Howell of the Savory Institute

Volunteer opportunities are available. https://www.acresusa.com/events/2018conference/volunteer

Registration is now open. Please see provided link: https://www.acresusa.com/events/2018conference/registration2018

Location:
Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Contact:
Mary Battjes / 512-215-2374 or 800- /

https://www.acresusa.com/events/2018conference

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
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