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Kitchen Table Conversations for Ohio Women in Agriculture

The Farm Science Review may be closed today (Wednesday, September 22, 2021) due to the dangerous and inclement weather conditions but we will still be available at the virtual kitchen table from 11:30am-12:30pm  for today’s program on Mental Health First Aid and Farm Stress.  To join the conversation, register, and get connection details at the following link: https://go.osu.edu/kitchentableconversations2021

Whether you’re able or unable to attend this year’s Farm Science Review to visit the Ohio Women in Ag Resource Center in the Firebaugh Building , you can feel free to join us for these virtual conversations.  Our final conversation will take place tomorrow ( Thursday, September 23)  from 11;30am-12:30pm and focus on the topic of on-farm research opportunities.  You can use the same link as above to join.

We hope to see you at the kitchen table very soon!

We want to hear from you!

Greetings!

Our East Ohio Women in Agriculture Team is eagerly beginning to plan the 2022 Conference. We want this conference to be designed for you and your current interests, so we’d like your feedback. Would you please take 5 minutes to complete this online survey ? We greatly appreciate your time.

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JOIN US ON JULY 14 FOR A SAFETY AND HANDS-ON TRACTOR SKILL BUILDER FIELD DAY IN STARK COUNTY

The East Ohio Women in Agriculture Program Series will partner with OSU Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program and Mahindra of Massillon to offer a field day on Wednesday, July 14 targeted to local farm women.  The focus of this field day is safety and building hands-on tractor operation skills for registered participants.  The event will take place at Mahindra of Massillon located at 4025 Erie Street South, Massillon, OH 44646, beginning with a meal and networking session at 5:30pm followed by the educational program starting at 6pm.  The program will feature a variety of educational stations designed to allow participants to gain experience with a hands-on activity, via a demonstration, or a knowledge station to sharpen their safety and tractor operator skills.  Cost for the program is $15 and includes a meal and resource packet.  Registration and payment can be made on-line by visiting https://go.osu.edu/eowiafielddays2021 or by contacting Heather Neikirk at the Stark County OSU Extension Office at 234-348-6145.

East Ohio Women in Agriculture programs are designed to meet the needs of women and young women who are interested or involved in agriculture, food, natural resources or small business.  The team welcomes participation in the field day from anyone who is interested in the topic.  CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis.  For more information visit http://go.osu.edu/cfaesdiverstiy.

OSU Extension in Stark, Mahoning and Columbiana Seeking SUMMER Interns (Student Assistants)

Up to six student interns will be hired to support educational programming and community engagement. The interns will work directly with Extension professionals and staff in Columbiana, Stark, and Mahoning Counties to address community-based issues. The interns will assist with educational materials,  conducting community-based programs, and participate in professional and public meetings. Students will work up to 38 hours per week.

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Reminder: Don’t forget to register for the Upcoming May 4th Field Day in Mechanicstown, OH (Carroll County)!

There’s still time to register if you are interested in attending the May 4th  East Ohio Women in Agriculture Program Series Field Day in Mechanicstown, OH-Carroll County. Details included in the post below.   OSU Extension Carroll County Agricultural and Natural Resources Educator, Sandy Smith will lead this session designed to investigate your options and discuss the requirements and possibilities for raising livestock on small acreage as a means of extra income, food, or simply for pleasure.  Click here to register by close of business on Monday (May 3). All are welcome. Please plan to bring a lawn chair if attending!   Contact 330-627-4310 with questions or for more information.
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PLEASE NOTE: East Ohio Women in Agriculture programs are designed to meet the needs of women as an underserved audience who are interested or involved in agriculture. The team welcomes participation in the field day from anyone who is interested in the topic. CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information visit http://go.osu.edu/cfaesdiversity

 

2021 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Series: Recordings and Upcoming Programs

Coming to a field near you - listing of all programs that are also listed in this blog post

The 2021 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Program Series has offered (and continues to offer) a variety of financial, production, and home-related topics to help you as a woman in agriculture. Recordings are available on the “2021 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Program Series” play list on the OSU Extension YouTube page and can be found at the following links:

Farm Income Tax Update – Barry Ward, OSU Extension – This update arms farm taxpayers with tax information on current critical issues including insight into new COVID related legislation.

Cooking with Cast Iron – Christine Kendle, OSU Extension – Are you not sure what pan to use? How to season it? How you should care for your cast iron cookware? This class is for you!

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention – Panel – QPR includes how to “ask a question to save a life,” recognizing warning signs, and referring for help. This session recording is available upon request only by contacting Erika Lyon at lyon.@osu.edu.

Insurance – Get Covered! – Kim Davis, Kim Davis Insurance Agency, LLC – Just because you pay an insurance premium doesn’t mean you’re covered for everything! Don’t miss this fun, interactive session discussing all types of insurance.

LOL – Lots of Loans! – Mary Fannin, Farm Credit Mid-America and Stephanie Beatty, Farm Service Agency – Hear from our panel to find the right fit for your needs.  Including lines of credit, ag real estate, equipment & building loans/leases, home loans, home equity loans, youth loans, etc.

The Mystery of Fruit Tree Pruning – Paul Snyder, OARDC Secrest Arboretum – This session covers the basics of how and when to prune fruit trees, highlighting the most common backyard fruit tree, the apple tree. (This will be available soon on the play list.)

 

There is also still plenty to come!

Webinar Registration is available at go.osu.edu/eowiaseries2021 . Here are the remaining webinars in the series:

Webinars, Thursdays from noon – 1:00 PM:

April 8 – Bury Seeds, Not Stress—Sarah Noggle and Bridget Britton, OSU Extension – When you live where you work, there are stressors that can go unacknowledged. Agriculture life brings unique challenges to us personally and professionally. Join us as we identify what makes us unique and talk about coping strategies.

April 22 – Reaching Your Educational Goals – Dennis DeCamp, OSU Extension – Regardless of age, educational opportunities are always available.  Explore options for obtaining and funding education to meet your goals while maintaining a balanced life.

May 13 – Veterinarians:  Building a Relationship & Knowing When to Call  –  A working relationship with your veterinarian can teach you when it’s appropriate to try something at home vs. having them out on a call to improve your farm’s husbandry & production.

May 27 – He Said, She Said – Emily Marrison, OSU Extension – Women in agriculture often work with men in agriculture. Explore ways to improve interpersonal communication for more productive work settings and peaceful home environments.

 

Here are the remaining field days in the series. Field Day Registration is available at go.osu.edu/eowiafielddays2021

Field Days, 5:30 PM meal/ 6:00-8:30 PM program:

April Field Day – Tuesday, April 6 – Soils & Sustainable Agriculture with Erika Lyon and Heather Neikirk, OSU Extension and Clint Finney, USDA-NRCS (Jefferson County) – What is sustainable for you? Dig into improving the health of your soils and the basics of soil testing services and kits. Explore sustainability and stewardship practices and opportunities for utilization in small farm animal and plant-based enterprises. Please register by Friday, April 2.

May Field Day – Tuesday, May 4 – Raising Livestock on 5 Acres or Less with Sandy Smith, OSU Extension (Carroll County) – So you have some land and you want some extra income or a supply of food for your family. This session will investigate all of your options and possibilities. 

July Field Day – Wednesday, July 14 –  Hands-On Tractor Operation Skill-Builder with Dee Jepsen, OSU Farm Safety Specialist (Stark County) – Examining the utility of the compact tractor – safety, parts, color coding, hand signals and operation will be discussed in this interactive audience driven session.

 

Coming to a field near you - listing of all programs that are also listed in this blog post

 

East Ohio Women in Agriculture 2021 Program Series

This year the East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference has been deconstructed into 10 free webinars and 3 in-person field days beginning January 14 through May 27. Learn about a wide variety of financial, production, and home-related topics to help you as a woman in agriculture. Attend one or all programs in the series!

Webinar Registration is available at go.osu.edu/eowiaseries2021

Field Day Registration is available at go.osu.edu/eowiafielddays2021

Click on flyer pages to view them larger and to download. We hope to see you in 2021!

2020 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference – Cancelled

Confirmation of the coronavirus in the state of Ohio has led to public health concerns related to disease transmission. As a result, The Ohio State University has been proactively implementing protocols for ensuring the safety and health for our students and clientele.

After consultation with the college and university leadership, the 2020 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference to be held March 19, 2020 in Massillon has been cancelled. Recognizing that our attendees are located around the state, we are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, Ohio Department of Health, and the university in being aggressively proactive to prevent the potential spread of communicable respiratory illness.

All registered participants and speakers have been contacted. We are working to set a date for 2021 and will let you know as soon as it is confirmed.

For more up-to-date information on the coronavirus and how to prevent its spread, please visit:

Ohio Department of Health

CDC – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

 

 

Register now for the East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference!

Registration is still open for the 7th Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference will be THURSDAY, March 19 from 9:00 am – 3:45 pm. The event will again 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; and Special Interest. As always, Ohio FFA state officers will be teaching one of the communication sessions open to all participants.

Farm and Dairy Editor, Rebecca Miller is the conference featured keynote speaker. Her presentation will engage and enlighten participants on “Clinging to context in a noisy world: don’t lose sight of your “why”. We can’t wait to see you there!

Register by March 12! You can register online at go.osu.edu/eowia2020 or complete and send this East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference Flyer – 2020

Registration Open for the 7th Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

The 7th Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference will be THURSDAY, March 19 from 9:00 am – 3:45 pm. The event will again 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; and Special Interest. As always, Ohio FFA state officers will be teaching one of the communication sessions open to all participants.

Farm and Dairy Editor, Rebecca Miller is the conference featured keynote speaker. Her presentation will engage and enlighten participants on “Clinging to context in a noisy world: don’t lose sight of your “why”. We can’t wait to see you there!

Register online at go.osu.edu/eowia2020 or complete and send this East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference Flyer – 2020 to: Women in Agriculture, Agricultural Administration, 34 Ag. Admin. Bldg., 2120 Fyffe Rd., Columbus, OH 43210