Lady Landowners Leaving the Legacy

Author: Amanda Douridas, Champaign County Extension Educator

Land is an important investment. One that is often passed down through generations. Farmland needs to be monitored and cared for to maintain the value and sustainability if it is to be enjoyed and profitable for future generations. Nearly 50% of landowners in Ohio are female. If you fall into this statistic and want to learn more about your land, farming and conservation practices and how to successfully pass it on to the next generation, this program is for you!

Farming has changed dramatically over the last several decades. The thought of trying to understand it all can be overwhelming, especially if not actively farming. This series is designed to help female landowners understand critical conservation and farm management issues related to owning land. It will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to talk with tenants about farming and conservation practices used on their land. The farm management portion will provide an understanding of passing land on to the next generation and help establish fair rental rates by looking at current farm budgets.

The series runs every other Thursday, June 14 through August 23 from 9:00-11:30 in the Champaign County Community Center Auditorium in Urbana, Ohio. It is $50 for the series. If you are only able to attend a couple of session, it is $10 per session but there is a lot of value in getting to know other participants in the series and talking with them each week. The registration flyer can be found at http://go.osu.edu/agevents. For questions or more information, please contact Amanda Douridas at 937-484-1526 or Douridas.9@osu.edu. Please register by June 4. The detailed agenda is below.

June 14- Building Soil Structure

  • Introductions
  • Soil Structure Discussion and Demo
  • Tillage Methods and Compaction (includes three demonstrations)
  • Soil Coverage Discussion and Demo

June 28- Implementing Conservation

  • Conservation Activity
  • Aquifer Demonstration
  • Watershed Maps of Participants Farms
  • Explanation of Conservation Practices

July 12- Value of the Land Beyond the Dollar

  • Land Value Diagram
  • Landowner/Tenant Relationship Panel
  • Wildlife Habitat Programs

July 26- Transition and Succession Planning

  • Peggy Hall and Wright Moore Law Firm

Aug 9- Leasing and Budgets

  • Good Leasing Contracts
  • Hunting Leases
  • Overview of Commodity Budgets

Aug 23- Farm Visit

Some activities developed by Women, Food and Agriculture Network for its Women Caring for the Land program.

Women’s Tractor Operation & Safety Program

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Women’s Tractor Operation and Safety Program

Saturday, June 2, 2018

9:00 AM – 12:00PM

Location: Brown’s Family Farm Market, 11620 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton 

  • Space is limited.
  • Registration is required (see attached flyer for more information)
  • Reserve your spot by May 18, 018

This event empowers women to:

  • become more comfortable with agricultural equipment.
  • have a greater knowledge of general operation.
  • become more safety minded while operating equipment.

For questions, please call:

Ohio State University Extension, Butler County

513.887.3722

There’s still time to register for East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference!

There’s still time to register for East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference! The conference is coming up soon on Friday, April 6 from 9:00 am – 3:45 pm in Massillon.

The deadline has been extended to next Friday, March 30. But don’t delay- register today!

This year’s program will feature 18 break-out sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, farmers, and partner agencies including: Business & Finance; Plants & Animals; Communication; Home & Family; Special Interest (branding and marketing online); and one youth session. Our keynote speaker for this year will be Rose Hartschuh – farm wife, mother, Agvocate, and recent winner of the American Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award.

Register online with credit card at go.osu.edu/eowia2018 or complete and send this registration .

It’s Time to Register for the 2018 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference!

It is our pleasure to announce that registration is open for the 2018 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference. This year’s conference will be Friday, April 6 from 9:00 am – 3:45 pm. This year the event will be held at R. G. Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE, Massillon, OH 44646.

This year’s program will feature 18 break-out sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, farmers, and partner agencies including: Business & Finance; Plants & Animals; Communication; Home & Family; Special Interest (branding and marketing online); and one youth session. Our keynote speaker for this year will be Rose Hartschuh – farm wife, mother, Agvocate, and recent winner of the American Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award.

We hope to see you there!

Register online with credit card at go.osu.edu/eowia2018 or complete and send this registration form to the Holmes County Extension Office East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference Flyer

Growing Women in Agriculture Event Set for March 22 in Fort Loramie

The Fourth Annual Growing Women in Agriculture, an Empowerment Celebration will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie (Shelby County) from 6-9 PM.  The evening opens with “heavy hor d’oeuvres,” wine tastings, and a chance to mix and mingle.  Our keynote speaker this year will be Carrie Mess, author of the ag blog “Dairy Carrie.”

In addition to Dairy Carrie, we will have break-out sessions with Farm Credit Mid-America’s Bev Kremer on “what to bring to the table” when working on financing; Olive Wagar, of Organized by Olive, who will provide tips to organize our lives both at home and at work; Dr. Dee Jepson from Ohio State University will discuss safety and assigning kids tasks on the farm; and self-defense techniques, tips, and advice on being more aware of our surrounding taught by the Shelby Co. Sheriff’s Office.  Each attendee will be able to choose two of these sessions.

The cost is $20 per person. A portion of the fee will support women in crisis. The registration deadline is March 9th with breakout sessions being filled on a first-come, first-reserved basis as registrations are received.  You can find the flier at shelby.osu.edu or call the Shelby County OSU Extension office 937-498-7239 to have a brochure sent to you.