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Ada, MI 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
1:00-5:00pm

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Join Green Wagon Farms for this information packed, hands on workshop on irrigation options, design and practices. Get perspectives on design and equipment purchases for a reliable irrigation system from Green Wagon Farm, a diverse vegetable CSA & market farm as well as from Live Edge which specializes in larger wholesale vegetable production with a background in direct to market vegetable production.

Refreshments & snacks provided.

Cost: $70 ($25 for 2nd person from same farm) Scholarships Available

Presenters: Chad & Heather Anderson, Green Wagon Farm, Lee Arboreal, and Live Edge.

Check out the event on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/events/306577789776593/

Location:
Green Wagon Farm
4960 Quiggle Ave SE
Ada, MI 49301

Contact:
Tom Cary / 616-916-9823 /

http://www.msuorganicfarm.org/ffs-registration.html

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Thursday, May 25, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Greenacres is excited to team up with Mark Deesing, well known Animal Behavior Expert and author of Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals and Humane Livestock Handling, to provide members of the public the opportunity to learn a variety of livestock handling techniques. Working as a Facilities Design Consultant alongside Dr. Temple Grandin, Mark Deesing has had the opportunity to study a variety of cattle genetics, temperaments, and handling techniques. The techniques highlighted in this free workshop will help attendees create a low stress environment for their livestock which will lead to a better quality food product.


Log onto www.green-acres.org to purchase your tickets today!

Location:
Greenacres Livestock Handling Facility
8300 Spooky Hollow Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Contact:
Jacqueline O'Connell / (513) 370-3613 /

http://www.green-acres.org

 

Wooster, OH 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety should attend. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in ยง 112.22(c) that requires 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'

The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in the PSA Grower Training curriculum outlined in the draft agenda. In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.

Registration cost is $50. This cost covers course materials, certificate of attendance, and lunch.

Location:
Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building
1680 Madison Ave., Room 200
Wooster, OH 44691

Contact:
Dr. Sanja Ilic / 330-641-8147 /

http://u.osu.edu/vegnetnews/2017/05/04/attend-the-fsma-training-on-may-31/

 

Delaware, OH 

Friday, October 20, 2017
Oct. 20th & 21st Friday at 12:00pm - Saturday unti 4:00pm

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Bring a packed lunch or arrive as time permits on Friday.

Come prepared to spend the night on the farm either indoors, outdoors or in the hayloft. During this adult program geared toward making apple butter, you will have a unique hands-on experience, from peeling apples to cooking over an open fire to canning.

Along the way there will be ample opportunity to learn about the inter-workings of our 236 acre organic farm and nature preserve.

Participants will leave with home-made apple butter, and a deeper understanding and connection to life on the farm.

Cost includes three meals. $100 per person.
Pre-resgistration required, call 740-363-2548.

Location:
At Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd.
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Contact:
Emily Pidock / 740-363-2548 /

http://stratfordecologicalcenter.org/calendar/2017-04/

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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Columbus OH 43214

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
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