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

 

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)

 

 

It’s Not Too Late to Register for the East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference!

It’s not too late to register! Registration will remain open for the 2019 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference until tomorrow, Monday, March 18 at noon. This year’s conference will be this Friday, March 22 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 19 break-out sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, farmers, and partner agencies including: Business & Finance; Plants & Animals; Communication; Home & Family; Special Interest (tractors, soil, microgreens, and aquaponics). As always, Ohio FFA state officers will be teaching one of the communication sessions open to all participants. Our keynote speaker for this year will be Dr. Jeff Dwyer, Director of Michigan State University Extension and Senior Associate Dean of Outreach and Engagement. He will speak about the effects of stress on Michigan farm families and how Extension is helping to “Weather the Storm in Agriculture.”

We can’t wait to see you Friday!

Register online at go.osu.edu/eowia2019 or complete and send this registration form to: Women in Agriculture, Agricultural Administration, 34 Ag. Admin. Bldg., 2120 Fyffe Rd., Columbus, OH 43210

2019 East Ohio Women in Ag Conference Registration

 

2019 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference Registration!

It’s time! Registration is now open for the 2019 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference. This year’s conference will be Friday, March 22 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 19 break-out sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, farmers, and partner agencies including: Business & Finance; Plants & Animals; Communication; Home & Family; Special Interest (tractors, soil, microgreens, and aquaponics). As always, Ohio FFA state officers will be teaching one of the communication sessions open to all participants. Our keynote speaker for this year will be Dr. Jeff Dwyer, Director of Michigan State University Extension and Senior Associate Dean of Outreach and Engagement. He will speak about the effects of stress on Michigan farm families and how Extension is helping to “Weather the Storm in Agriculture.”

We can’t wait to see you there!

Register online at go.osu.edu/eowia2019 or complete and send this registration form to: Women in Agriculture, Agricultural Administration, 34 Ag. Admin. Bldg., 2120 Fyffe Rd., Columbus, OH 43210

2019 East Ohio Women in Ag Conference Registration

 

2017 Program and Directions

Program:

We are excited to have over 75 women registered to attend this year’s conference. Here is the program to preview: 2017 East OH Women in Ag Conference Program  Participants will receive a printed copy at the registration table as you arrive on Friday morning.

This year’s conference will be Friday, March 24 from 9:00 am-3:45 pm. The event will be held at R. G. Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE, Massillon, OH 44646.

 

Driving Directions:

From the North:

– Interstate 77 South to US 30 West

– Richville Drive Exit

– Turn right

OR

– SR 21 South to U.S. 30 East

– Richville Drive Exit

– Turn left

From the South:

– Interstate 77 North to US 30 West

– Richville Drive Exit

– Turn right

OR

– SR 21 North to U.S. 30 East

– Richville Drive Exit

– Turn left

 

East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference Registration Deadline Now March 17

It’s not too late! We are extending the registration deadline for the 2017 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference until next Friday, March 17. Please tell anyone that you think would enjoy a day of fun, learning and networking.

This year’s conference will be Friday, March 24 from 9:00 am – 3:45 pm. 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 (energy, beekeeping and farmland preservation); and one youth session. Our keynote speaker for this year will be Marlene Eick of Herdmark Media.

We hope to see you there!

Register online with credit card at www.regonline.com/womeninageast or complete and send this registration form 2017 East Ohio WIA Registration Flyer

Registration Now Open for 2017 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

It is once again our pleasure to announce that registration is open for the 2017 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference. This year’s conference will be Friday, March 24 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 (energy, beekeeping and farmland preservation); and one youth session. Our keynote speaker for this year will be Marlene Eick of Herdmark Media.

We hope to see you there!

Register online with credit card at www.regonline.com/womeninageast or complete and send this registration form 2017 East Ohio WIA Registration Flyer

 

2017 Conference date is set- hope to see you March 24!

Mark your calendar now for  Friday, March 24, 2017 for the Fourth Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference. This year’s conference location will again be the R.G. Drage Career Technical Center in Massillon, OH. Program tracks will include plants & animals, finance & business, home & family, communication, and special interest. There will also be one youth session. This year’s program will feature 4 breakout sessions throughout the day. And we are pleased that Marlene Eick from Herdmark Media will be our keynote speaker! Look for more details in the weeks to come… We hope to see you March 24!

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Mark your calendar for April 1, 2016 – Third Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

Mark your calendar now for April 1, 2016 for the Third Annual East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference. This year’s conference location will be the R.G. Drage Career Technical Center in Massillon, OH. Program tracks will include livestock, financial, partner agencies, food & family, special interest and there will be one youth session. Look for more details in a few weeks. We hope to see you there!

 

USDA Program and Grant Opportunities

One of the most popular sessions at the 2015 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference was “Opportunity Knocks! Grants, loans, and other good stuff.” Here are some details about programs and grants available through USDA.

B&I Loan Guarantees Factsheet

RBEG, IRP, RMAP Revolver Project List

REAP brochure Ohio 03 13 15

Value Added Fact Sheet 2013 for FSR