There are several exciting and informative agriculture workshops and programs coming up around the region! Below are links or short descriptions on information and registration!
2018 Southeast Ohio Sheep & Goat School
The OSU Eastern Agricultural Research Station will host the 2018 Southeast Ohio Sheep & Goat School beginning February 15, 2018. This six session series will span from February to November featuring presentations by state specialists and regional experts. From “Sheep & Goats 101” to “Finishing”, there is sure to be something for every sheep and goat producer’s interest. Most classes will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and be held at 16870 Twp. Rd. 126 Caldwell, OH 43724. A meal will be included. The cost for the course is $100 for all six sessions or $25 per session. Registration is requested by February 1, 2018. For more details, see the attached flyer or contact Christine Gelley at Noble County OSU Extension 740-732-5681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horse Forage Management Series- Renovation and Care of Pastures and Hayfields
All Horse owners are invited whether you have one horse or many; an exercise lot or acres of pasture. Please join us for this great educational opportunity. Information covered includes; Soil fertility, Understanding plant growth, Forage species selection, Horse Nutrition, Pasture management and design, Poisonous plants, Hay quality and storage, On farm site visit with pasture walk
March 20th and 22nd
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
March 24th 9:00 a.m. – Noon
AgCredit Upstairs Conference Room
5362 US HWY 42
Mt. Gilead Ohio 43338
RSVP by March 16th
Contact Information: Carri Jagger
419-947-1070 or Jagger.email@example.com
Annie’s Project Retreats in Eastern & Western Ohio
Registration is now open for the Annie’s Project Retreats located on the East and West of Ohio but open to anyone who would like to attend.
Registration forms can be found at the following links:
East Ohio Retreat January 26-28, 2018
West Ohio Retreat February 2-4, 2018
Our mission is to empower farm and ranch women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information.
Who is Annie?
Annie grew up in a small farm community with a goal to marry a farmer, and she did. Annie spent her life learning how to be an involved business partner with her farm husband. Annie’s Project was designed by her daughter to provide risk management education for women involved in all aspects of the agriculture industry. Since 2000, well over 5,000 women have completed the workshop.
What will you gain?
Annie’s Project participants say they find answers, strength, and friendship – and also grow in confidence, business skills and community prestige through this program. Annie’s Project provides education and a support network to enhance business skills of women involved in all aspects of agriculture. Through the program, you will gain insight and knowledge about:
- Your personality temperament and how it affects communication
- The importance of organizational skills and goal setting.
- How to find resources and work with professionals to meet your goals.
2018 OSU Junior Swine Day
Satuday March 24
Registration is limited contact OSU Extension Putnam County to register and for more information.
Livestock Predator Management Workshop
The USDA-Wildlife Services, the Scioto County Soil and Water Conservation District, and The Ohio State University Extension will be hosting a Livestock Predator Workshop on February 17, 2018 at The Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, OH. Intended for livestock producers.
This will be an all-inclusive workshop where attendees will learn how to use lethal and non-lethal wildlife damage techniques to manage black vultures and coyotes, appropriate laws, the migratory bird depredation permit process(black vultures), as well as various demonstrations. See the attached “Save the Date” and distribute as you see fit. Registration is limited to the first 100 people with instructions on the flyer.
This workshop is limited to the first 100 registrants . Registration deadline is February 9th. Register here.
Hope to see at this very important workshop!
Farm Succession Workshops
OSU Extension will be hosting five “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” workshops across Ohio during the winter of 2018. These planning workshops are designed to help farm families develop a succession and estate plan for their farm business. Attend and learn ways to successfully transfer management skills and the farm’s business assets from one generation to the next. Learn how to have the crucial conversations about the future of your farm.
This workshop will challenge farm families to actively plan for the future of the farm business. The featured speakers for this event will include: Robert Moore, Attorney at Law, Wright & Moore Law Company, Peggy Hall, Agricultural & Resource Law Field Specialist for OSU Extension, David Marrison, Extension Educator for Ashtabula County, and Chris Bruynis, Extension Educator for Ross County. Farm families are encouraged to bring members from each generation to the workshop. Plan today for the future success of your family business!
The workshops will be offered at the following locations.
Knox County– Join us in Central Ohio for this workshop split over two nights in January. These sessions will be held on Thursday, January 11 & 18, 2018 from to 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the Brandon Baptist located at 13513 Sycamore Road in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Pre-registration is required and is limited to 50 persons. The registration fee is $35 per person or $50 per family. This fee includes a hot meal at 5:30 p.m. prior to each session. The registration deadline is January 4, 2018. Make Checks payable to OSU Extension. Mail checks and registration to: OSU Extension – Knox County, P.O. Box 1268 Mt. Vernon, Oh. 43050. More information can be obtained by calling the Knox County Extension office at 740-397-0401 or by visiting http://u.osu.edu/knoxcountyag
Clinton County– Join us in south central Ohio for this workshop on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 9:00 to 3:30 p.m. This workshop will be held in the community room of the Clinton County Extension office located at 111 South Nelson Avenue in Wilmington, Ohio.
Pre-registration is required and is limited to 40 registrants. The cost is $20 per person or $45 for family. The registration fee includes lunch and one set of program materials per family. Registration deadline is January 12, 2018. Payment options are credit card, check or cash. Registration and payment by credit card may be completed in person at the Clinton County Extension Office. Make checks payable to OSU Extension- Farm Plan and mail with this registration form to: OSU Extension- Clinton County, 111 S. Nelson Ave., Suite 2, Wilmington, OH 45177. More information can be obtained by calling the Clinton County Extension office at 937-382-0901.
Williams County– Travel to the far northwest corner of Ohio for this program on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 9:30 to 4:00 p.m. This workshop will be held at the Williams County Extension office located at 1425 East High Street, Bryan, Ohio.
Pre-registration is required by January 26, 2018. The cost is $10 per person. This fee includes snacks, lunch and a program notebook. Make checks payable to OSU Extension and return to the OSU Extension- Williams County, 1425 E. High St., Suite 112, Bryan, OH 43506. More information can be obtained by calling the Williams County Extension office at 419-636-5608.
Coshocton County– Join us in historical Roscoe Village in Coshocton County on February 23, 2018 from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. for this workshop. The program will be held in Montgomery Hall on the Central Ohio Technical College Coshocton Campus located at 200 North Whitewoman Street, Coshocton, Ohio.
The registration fee for this workshop is $20 which includes lunch and one binder of the program materials per family. Additional binders can be requested for $15 each. The class is limited to 40 persons and the registration deadline is February 16, 2018. Payment options are credit card, check or cash. Registration and payment by credit card may be completed at: http://go.osu.edu/coshfarmfuture. Registrations by mail can be made by making a check payable to OSU Extension and mailing the registration form to: OSU Extension- Coshocton County, 724 South 7th Street, Room 110, Coshocton, OH 43812. More information can be obtained by contacting the Coshocton County Extension office at: 740-622-2265
Darke County– Join us in western Ohio in Darke County for our final workshop of the winter on February 27, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This program will be held at Romers located at 118 East Main Street in Greenville, Ohio.
Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 60 registrants. The cost is $20 per person which includes program materials and lunch. The registration deadline is February 20, 2018. Make checks payable to OSU Extension and return to OSU Extension, Darke County, 603 Wagner Avenue, Greenville, Ohio 45331. More information can be obtained by calling the Darke County Extension office at 937-548-5215.
Each of the program flyers can be obtained at: u.osu.edu/ohioagmanager/farm-management-workshops/
More information about farm succession can be obtained by contacting David Marrison at the Ashtabula County Extension office at 440-576-9008 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org