EQIP Update for 2020 including March 20th Cut Off.

The Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) 2020 application cutoff date has been set for March 20, 2020.  If any  producer would like to apply for this year’s EQIP, they will have till March 20, 2020 to completed an application.  Applications after the cutoff date will be consider for next year 2021.

CLICK HERE for the EQIP Website for background and details.

CLICK HERE to download the fact sheet –> NRCS-EQIP_FarmBill2018_Factsheet

CLICK HERE to download the form –> NRCS Blank_EQIP_CCC1200

 

Your contact for EQIP in Franklin County is Eli.  All his information is here:

Spring and Summer 2020 Gardening Events @ The Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden

Lots of great events coming up at The Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden including a town hall with FARMER BROWN THA MCCheck out his video! Free and open to the public, bring your friends and your questions.

Click HERE to view, print or download the flyer –> 2020 CMNMG ISA Schedule

Gardening Classes with Franklinton Farms this Spring @ Columbus Library – Franklinton Branch

There are two classes scheduled this spring in partnership with Franklinton Farms to support the Buckeye ISA project.  You do not have to be a participant in the project to attend, the classes are free and open to the public.  If you have children under 8 years old in your family and you like to garden however, there are some benefits of materials and education provided by the project.  Let me know if that is of interest.  Bring your friends and your questions and see you at the Franklinton Branch of Columbus Public Library.

CLICK HERE to view, download, or print the flyer –> Franklinton ISA Flyer 2020 Classes

Seed Starting

Seed Starting basics in partnership with Scotts Miracle-Gro,  Columbus City Schools and Ohio State University Extension.  While some material is specific to the educator training in the partnership,  the video should be useful for any backyard growers, community gardeners or urban farmers who wish to start their own seeds.

 

 

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Growers 2020 Now Available

The 2020 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Growers is now available.  There is a new interface that can be used to address specific pests on specific crops as well as the page view that was traditional.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO THE GUIDE ONLINE.

 

Small Farm Conference on March 14th 2020

There is an upcoming Small Farm Conference and Trade Show in Mansfield on March 14th, 2020.  Click the pictures of the brochure to enlarge or scroll down the page to find a link for the PDF.

 

 

Click HERE to view, print or download the flyer –> Small Farm Conference Brochure 2020

 

Blog Post on Food Safety for the Holidays

A new Ohio Agricultural Law Blog post has been posted that many might find appropriate this holiday season.

Food is likely on the minds of many people as we head into the holiday season.  Being an agricultural attorney, it’s hard to think about food without also worrying about food product liability.  Whether growing turkey or romaine lettuce, producing food for human consumption is a risk-laden endeavor that can lead to legal liability for a farmer.  That’s why knowing and following Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) is imperative for farmers who raise produce, eggs, meats, and other foods for direct human consumption.  Employing those production practices is critical to producing a safe food product.   But what if a food isn’t safe and causes illness or death?

CLICK HERE to read full article.

New and Small Farm College in Licking County starting in January of 2020

Our colleagues in Licking County will host a New and Small Farm College in 2020.  There will be multiple topics discussed that may be beneficial to Franklin County producers.

Click Here to View, Print or Download the Flyer  ->  Licking Small Farm College

Free Gardening Year Round Class at Thompson Library on Wednesday November 20th @ Noon

This class is held in collaboration with OSU Extension Franklin County and University Libraries Thompson Library.  Bring your friends and your questions.

Click here to view, download, or print the flyer –> Thompson Library Gardening Year Round