OSU Women in Agriculture Goes Virtual at Farm Science Review

Ohio State University (OSU) Extension’s Ohio Women in Agriculture Program announces opportunities to Learn, Grow, Connect, Inspire and Empower at the 2020 Online Farm Science Review!

Are you familiar with one of Ohio’s pioneering women in agriculture and her connection to the Farm Science Review?  As the matriarch of the Farm Science Review, Molly Caren was instrumental in the establishment of the OSU research farm in London, OH. The Molly Caren Agricultural Center plays host to the annual review that attracts over 100,000 visitors each year. As we look at the US Census and NASS (National Agriculture Statistic Service) data, women who own, operate and produce agricultural products have reached a 1:3 ratio for farmers and ranchers across the country. The same holds true in Ohio with a total number of women farm operators at 43, 256!

Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio Women in Agriculture Program invites all women interested or involved in agriculture to join us around the farm table daily from 11:30am-12:30pm for “Kitchen Table Conversations” during the 2020 Virtual Farm Science Review, September 22-24.

Programs will focus on key topics related to health, marketing, finance, legal and production for women in agriculture.  Each topic will feature a leading expert and moderators to generate dialogue and empower discussion among participants.  A list of daily topics and leaders are provided below.

  • Tuesday, September 22- Women and Land Ownership

Tony Nye and Beth Scheckelhoff, OSU Extension Educators, Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Wednesday, September 23 – Planning for the Family’s Future

Peggy Kirk Hall, Director, OSU Extension’s Agricultural and Natural Resources Law Program

  • Thursday, September 24– Farm Chores for Children

Dee Jepsen, State Leader, OSU Extension’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program

All programs are held virtually using the ZOOM platform and require registration.  Interested individuals can register by clicking here. Once registered you will receive connection details to join the program.

Video presentations will be available for viewing at anytime of day. Visit our virtual display on the Online Farm Science review site at fsr.osu.edu to see women in cattle, goat, poultry, soap and cheese making, fiber, grain production, meat processing and more. These ladies are actively leading the way in their given field.

An interactive activity is available for you to “match-up” women who are leaders in various industries in Ohio agriculture. Let’s see how you do! Click here!

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Annie’s Project Virtual Reunion Recordings

We had a great time connecting with past Annie’s Project participants and meeting new women passionate about agriculture during our 2020 Annie’s Project Virtual Reunion. Several of the presentations from that morning were recorded and are available on YouTube at: https://go.osu.edu/2020anniesreunionplaylist.

Videos include:

Keynote: Keep Cooking, Keep Cleaning, Keep Learning, Keep Living by Emily Marrison

Livestock Marketing by Garth Ruff

Marketing Forages by Christine Gelley

Grain Market Outlook by Ben Brown

May 6, 2020 Weather Outlook by Dr. Aaron Wilson

Quick Gardening Tips by Amanda Douridas

Meal Prep by Amy Meehan

Home Food Preservation by Kate Shumaker and Melinda Hill

Annie’s Project Virtual Reunion – Registration Open

Those who have participated in an Annie’s Project understand the camaraderie and friendships that are developed during the course. They also understand the value of education to improve the farm operation. Keeping those two points in mind, the Ohio Women in Ag team is hosting a virtual Annie’s Reunion on May 6 from 9-11 a.m.

The reunion will allow past participants to catch up with each other through virtual breakout rooms and further expand their education through 3 different tracts: Farm Management, Livestock and Food. The opening session will provide resources and inspiration for the unique challenges farms are facing right now. Breakout sessions include grain and livestock market updates, backyard poultry, food prep and preservation and more. Those who have not participated in an Annie’s Project are also invited to attend to learn more!

Registration is open until noon on May 5 at go.osu.edu/AnniesReunion. For questions, please contact Amanda Douridas at Douridas.9@osu.edu.

Annie’s Project Virtual Reunion Slated for May 6, 2020

Those who have participated in an Annie’s Project understand the camaraderie and friendships that are developed during the course. They also understand the value of education to improve the farm operation. Keeping those two points in mind, the Ohio Women in Ag team is hosting a virtual Annie’s Project Reunion on May 6 from 9-11 a.m.

The reunion will allow past participants to catch up with each other through virtual breakout rooms and further expand their education through 3 different tracts: Farm Management, Livestock, and Food. The opening session will provide resources and inspiration for the unique challenges farms are facing right now. Breakout sessions include grain and livestock market updates, backyard poultry, food prep and preservation and more. Those who have not participated in an Annie’s Project are also invited to attend to learn more!

If interested, please save the date and look for registration information next week. For questions, please contact Amanda Douridas at Douridas.9@osu.edu.

Author: Amanda Douridas, Extension Educator

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