Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Webinar on Thursday July 16th, 2020 @ 7pm.

There is a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Webinar on Thursday July 16th at 7pm.  The webinar is free,  link details are below.

Zoom Link: go.osu.edu/goodag
Password: 617890

Virtual Food Preservation 101 Class Series

My colleague Jenny Lobb, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator in Franklin County, is offering a food preservation class series.  Classes are free to attend,  see below for registration details and link. A great way to learn how to preserve the seasons harvest.

CLICK HERE to access the registration.

2020 Master Urban Farmer Workshop Series

Registration is now open for the 2020 Ohio Master Urban Farmer Workshop Series.  For all questions contact Mike Hogan at Hogan.1@osu.edu

 

Click HERE to view, download or print the flyer –> 2020 MUF_Brochure

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP’s) Workshop on April 29th, 2020 at 7pm.

There will be a Good Agricultural Practices Workshop on Wednesday April 29th, 2020 at 7:00 pm here at the Extension office.  It is free and open to the public.

Click HERE to view, print or download the flyer –> GAP Workshop_4.29.20

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:

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