Farm Science Review 2020 goes live next week. Get started and explore the opportunities at the Farm Science Review website: fsr.osu.edu, or go straight to the Show Planner at this link.
An announcement on behalf of the Zanesville Farmers’ Market and FoodWorks Alliance.
The Zanesville Farmers’ Market and FoodWorks Alliance are exploring the possibility of creating a Local Foods Resource Center that would serve Zanesville and Muskingum County.
The goal would be to provide space for a yearlong farmers’ market, a commercial kitchen, and space for training for food related businesses and or organizations.
With support from the Muskingum County Community Foundation, we are taking surveys of the public opinions and potential support for this endeavor. The survey is divided into 3 categories; customers, vendors, and restaurants. Each category contains 10 questions and space for comments.
This survey is not designed for implementing a plan for execution, but instead to gather the public’s view of creating a Local Foods Resource Center. We do not want to compete or duplicate existing services, but instead support coordination of resources.
Survey link: https://forms.gle/XncnA6NYQWENNKzy9
The surveys will be available starting September 9th and ending on September 28th.
They can be found via Facebook @foodworksalliance, on Instagram @foodworks_alliance, and on our website www.foodworksalliance.com.
To learn more about the partners visit: www.zanesvillefarmersmarket.org and www.foodworksalliance.com
An Interview with Melanie Ivey, OSU Extension Fruit Pathologist, where we talk apples in Ohio and thoughts on how the 2020 season is taking shape. Any feedback about this interview is welcome at this link.
Resources mentioned in this discussion:
Fruit Pathology Laboratory: https://u.osu.edu/fruitpathology/
OSU Fruit Pathology on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FruitPathology/
Ohio Fruit News: https://u.osu.edu/fruitpathology/fruit-news-2/
Fruit Growers Marketing Association: https://www.ohioapples.com/Ohio_Apples_Orchards_Fruit_Growers_Marketing_Association.htm
Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association: http://www.opgma.org/
Mark your calendars for these upcoming webinars provided by the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program’s – Friday’s Escape to the Forest. Registration links are below.
Shorebirds Identification – https://go.osu.edu/shorebirds
Management: Deer and Habitat – https://go.osu.edu/deer
Spotting the Spot: a National and State Update on Spotted Lanternfly – https://go.osu.edu/spotthefly
Timber Rattlesnake Ecology and Conservation in Ohio – https://go.osu.edu/herps
Soil testing resources are available at the Extension Office. As always, kits can be purchased at the Extension office for $9. If you are unable to make it to our location, paperwork can be accessed on the Extension Office website at muskingum.osu.edu/soiltest.
The Muskingum County Ag Network Breakfast program will be canceled for Tuesday, September 1.
In the interest of gauging interest for future programs, I have created a brief poll where you can share your thoughts on continuing the program in the near future, while we are in this season of COVID-19.
Click here to take poll and provide your feedback