Registration Now Open for 2022 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference

We’re back! The East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference will be Friday, March 25, 2022 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM. This year we will be hosted at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum near Carrollton, Ohio. And we’d love to see you there!

This one-day conference is a great place to learn, share, and network.  Be surrounded by other women who are facing the same day-to-day ups, downs, adventures, and dilemmas as you.

This year’s conference features 16 break-out sessions within four themes: Natural Resources, Plants & Animals, Home & Family, and Special Interest.

Conference is $55 for Adults and $30 for Students. Registration Deadline is March 11. For more information call 330-264-8722.

Register online at go.osu.edu/eowia2022 Please help us spread the word!

We want to hear from women raising children on farms

Female farmer with childrenWomen raising children on farms in Ohio, Vermont, and Wisconsin wanted! Researchers are looking for women primary caregivers of children under 18 to participate in an on-line small group discussion and a short survey about how they are juggle children and work. $50 is available as a thank you for your time. For more information call: 715-389-9379 or email: becot.florence@marshfieldresearch.org

Researchers at the National Farm Medicine Center and The Ohio State University are looking for women who are raising children 0 to 18 on farms to participate in a small group discussion and a short survey. This small group discussion with other women raising children on farms will be about the strategies that you use to take care of the children and how decisions connected to the children intersect with decisions connected to the farm business, farm safety, and quality of life. The small group discussions will take place in February through Zoom (with the option to call in by phone). The discussion will last 90 minutes.

 

Ladies on the Land Workshops in 2022

Do you own, lease, or manage land? Would an increase in confidence, improved communication skills, and helpful resources allow you to better navigate farmland leasing issues? If so, join this interactive farmland leasing workshop developed for women involved in all stages and aspects of agriculture! Workshop topics cover:

  • Assessing the risk-reward continuum for tenants and landowners
  • Farmland leasing best practices
  • Enhancing communication skills
  • Developing equitable rental rates
  • Answers to your questions and concerns

Cost is $25 per person and includes a box lunch. Four workshops will be offered around Ohio and each will be from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM :

  • January 27 – Medina County (Medina)
  • February 15 – Ross County (Chillicothe)
  • February 24 – Morrow County (Mt. Gilead)
  • March 3 – Putnam County (Ottawa)

Register at https://go.osu.edu/ladiesontheland

Ladies on the Land 2022 Flyer

 

East Ohio Women in Agriculture Series Recordings and Upcoming Programs

Description of upcoming programs that are explained in the post below

The 2021 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Program Series has offered (and continues to offer) a variety of financial, production, and home-related topics to help you as a woman in agriculture.

 

Recordings are available on the “2021 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Program Series” play list on the OSU Extension YouTube page and can be found at the following links:

 

Farm Income Tax Update – Barry Ward, OSU Extension – This update arms farm taxpayers with tax information on current critical issues including insight into new COVID related legislation.

Cooking with Cast Iron – Christine Kendle, OSU Extension – Are you not sure what pan to use? How to season it? How you should care for your cast iron cookware? This class is for you!

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention – Panel – QPR includes how to “ask a question to save a life,” recognizing warning signs, and referring for help. This session recording is available upon request only by contacting Erika Lyon at lyon.194@osu.edu.

Insurance – Get Covered! – Kim Davis, Kim Davis Insurance Agency, LLC – Just because you pay an insurance premium doesn’t mean you’re covered for everything! Don’t miss this fun, interactive session discussing all types of insurance.

LOL – Lots of Loans! – Mary Fannin, Farm Credit Mid-America and Stephanie Beatty, Farm Service Agency – Hear from our panel to find the right fit for your needs.  Including lines of credit, ag real estate, equipment & building loans/leases, home loans, home equity loans, youth loans, etc.

The Mystery of Fruit Tree Pruning – Paul Snyder, OARDC Secrest Arboretum – This session covers the basics of how and when to prune fruit trees, highlighting the most common backyard fruit tree, the apple tree. (This will be available soon on the play list.)

 

There is also still plenty to come!

 

Webinar Registration is available at go.osu.edu/eowiaseries2021 . Webinars are Thursdays from noon – 1:00 PM. Here are the remaining webinars in the series:

 

April 8 – Bury Seeds, Not Stress—Sarah Noggle and Bridget Britton, OSU Extension – When you live where you work, there are stressors that can go unacknowledged. Agriculture life brings unique challenges to us personally and professionally. Join us as we identify what makes us unique and talk about coping strategies.

April 22 – Reaching Your Educational Goals – Dennis DeCamp, OSU Extension – Regardless of age, educational opportunities are always available.  Explore options for obtaining and funding education to meet your goals while maintaining a balanced life.

May 13 – Veterinarians:  Building a Relationship & Knowing When to Call  –  A working relationship with your veterinarian can teach you when it’s appropriate to try something at home vs. having them out on a call to improve your farm’s husbandry & production.

May 27 – He Said, She Said – Emily Marrison, OSU Extension – Women in agriculture often work with men in agriculture. Explore ways to improve interpersonal communication for more productive work settings and peaceful home environments.

 

Field Day Registration is available at go.osu.edu/eowiafielddays2021   Field Days are 5:30 PM meal/ 6:00-8:30 PM program. Here are the remaining field days in the series:

 

April Field Day – Tuesday, April 6 – Soils & Sustainable Agriculture with Erika Lyon and Heather Neikirk, OSU Extension and Clint Finney, USDA-NRCS (Jefferson County) – What is sustainable for you? Dig into improving the health of your soils and the basics of soil testing services and kits. Explore sustainability and stewardship practices and opportunities for utilization in small farm animal and plant-based enterprises. Please register by Friday, April 2.

May Field Day – Tuesday, May 4 – Raising Livestock on 5 Acres or Less with Sandy Smith, OSU Extension (Carroll County) – So you have some land and you want some extra income or a supply of food for your family. This session will investigate all of your options and possibilities. 

July Field Day – Wednesday, July 14 –  Hands-On Tractor Operation Skill-Builder with Dee Jepsen, OSU Farm Safety Specialist (Stark County) – Examining the utility of the compact tractor – safety, parts, color coding, hand signals and operation will be discussed in this interactive audience driven session.

 

Coming to a field near you - listing of all programs that are also listed in this blog post