Lady Landowners Leaving a Legacy Series

Land is an expensive and important investment that is often handed down through generations. As such, it should be cared for and maintained to remain profitable for future generations.  

Almost half of landowners in Ohio are women. OSU Extension in Miami and Champaign Counties are offering a series designed to help female landowners understand critical conservation and farm management issues related to owning land. It will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to talk with tenants about farming and conservation practices used on their land. The farm management portion will provide an understanding of passing land on to the next generation and help establish fair rental rates by looking at current farm budgets. 

The series runs every Friday, February 26 through March 26 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and will be a blend of in-person and virtual sessions. It is $50 for the series. If you are only able to attend a couple of session, it is $10 per session but there is a lot of value in getting to know other participants in the series and talking with them each week. Registration can be found at For more information, please contact Amanda Bennett at Registration deadline is February 24. The detailed agenda can be found at 

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:

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