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Foodpreneur Coaching: Crafting a Blueprint to Grow Your Food and Farm Business
The CFAES Center for Cooperatives is working to help businesses keep things moving forward in these difficult times. Marketing is a key aspect to maintaining or growing any business, including food and farm businesses.
The CFAES Center for Cooperatives, OSU Extension Direct Food & Agricultural Marketing Team, and Ohio Farm Bureau in Ross, Hocking, Fairfield, and Pickaway counties are hosting a virtual interactive experience for small and medium food entrepreneurs who are eager to grow their businesses. Foodpreneur School Coaching will give attendees an opportunity to engage with experts in marketing and promoting their local food and farm products, and more, to help them learn strategies to meet their growth goals. This educational opportunity will cover marketing locally raised meat, increasing produce sales, and promoting local food and farm retail products.
Foodpreneur School Coaching sessions will all be held online and will be offered over a span of three weeks with each session held on a Tuesday evening. The cost to attend the Foodpreneur School Coaching is $20 per session for Farm Bureau members, and $25 per session for non-Farm Bureau members. There is a separate registration for each session. We encourage early registration; each session will have a limited number of seats available. To learn more, go to https://cooperatives.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/events or see the postcard below and attached.
To register for the Foodpreneur School Coaching you can go to go.osu.edu/foodschool2020.
For additional information you may contact Charissa Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Brain Brath-Modern Farmer, April 6, 2020
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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.
2018 Knox County Beekeepers Association Beekeeping Classes
Beginners Beekeeping Class 1 Beginner Beekeeping Class 2
Date: February 10, 2018 Date: February 24, 2018
Cost: $45 per person Cost: $45 per person
*Lunch will be provided *Lunch will be provided
*Book included: “First Lessons in Beekeeping” *KCBA Advanced Manual included
*Free membership to Knox County Beekeepers Association
*Free one-year membership to the Ohio State Beekeepers Association
Classes Location: Hunter Hall, 211 South Main St., Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Hunter Hall and The location of the Happy Bean Coffee Shop
PLEASE REGISTER BY: February 5, 2018 to Jeff Gabric: 515-450-1359
Students are free but must register.
Beginners Beekeeping Class ONE Beginner Beekeeping Class TWO
February 10th, 2018 February 24th, 2018
8:00 to 9:00 Registration Coffee and Donuts Registration Coffee And Donuts
9:00 – 9:15 So You Want to Become a Beekeeper? Hive Inspections
9:15 – 9:45 What You Need to Get Started Hive Management
9:45 – 10:00 Hive Parts and Accessories Over-Wintering Bees
10:00 -10:15 Break Break
10:15 -10:45 Where to Get Bees Honey Bee Biology
10:45 -11:00 How to Install Bees Dealing with Varroa Mites and SHB
11:00 -11:30 How to Begin Working with Bees Re-queening a Colony
11:30 -12:30 Lunch Lunch
12:30 -12:45 Choosing a Location. Making Increases and Nucs
12:45 -1:00 Sources of Bees Swarm Prevention
1:00 – 1:30 Honey Bee Biology Honey Production
1:30 – 1:45 Break Break
1:45- 2:45 Now What? Putting it all Together Laying Workers and Merging
2:45 – 3:00 Round-table discussion Feeding Bees
SEE US AT: www.knoxbees.com
Southern Ohio Specialty Crop Conference, February 6, 2017
This is an excellent conference for specialty crop growers. We have held a grower school in Southwest Ohio for over 30 years, but a few years ago we changed the location and expanded the course offering. There are 25 different class options to choose from and private pesticide re-certification credits are available for core, 3 and 5. Fertilizer re-certification credits are also available. The conference web page is http://go.osu.edu/swohfvsc. The cost is $50 and includes a continental breakfast, a buffet lunch and a USB memory stick with all of the available conference handouts. Registration closes February 4th.
From the fields, to the classroom, to the offices women are working to improve agriculture.
Often the skills women in agriculture need are the technical and mechanical ones. Through AgricultuHER you will learn the basic parts of an engine, and how they work together; managing the stress of working, farming and being a wife and mother. Practice tack welding and create a welding project. Tractor safety and operations will conclude our workshop. Giving you knowledge to operate a tractor to move hay or pull a grain cart.
All giving you a few basic skills to continue being an AgricultuHER!