Kitchen Table Conversation

If you missed yesterday’s Kitchen Table Conversation with Extension Educators, Tony Nye and Beth Scheckelhoff, you are in luck. The recording of the episode “Women and Land Ownership” can be found by clicking here or by visiting fsr.osu.edu.

Join us today and Thursday at 11:30am for conversations on:

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

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

Women often play an important role in keeping a family organized, so let’s talk about organizing a family’s future.  We’ll discuss tools that can help a family plan for needs such as retirement, health care, transitioning the farm business, and protecting family land.  We’ll also talk about the challenges of starting down the planning road, and strategies for getting plans in place.

  • Thursday, September 24– Farm Chores for Children

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

How does a child’s age and stage of development match up to their farm chores? How accurate are adults in assigning chores that meet the child’s ability? This kitchen table conversation explores best jobs for children at all ages, to learn about farming practices and build their work ethic, all the while keeping them safe.

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.

We are proud to have the Ohio Soybean Council sponsor this session.

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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Are you a local food producer?

Are you a local food producer? We are in the process of compiling a list of local food producers by county and want to include you! Use this link to be added to the list. 

If you are searching for places to purchase local foods, be on the lookout for our updated list.

Forestry Bracket of ANR Ag Madness

As part of OSU Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Ag Madness program we are offering a Forestry Bracket with 3 educational opportunities on April 6th. This program is provided via ZOOM and will be available for live participation or to view at a later time.  From time to time there will also be links to Forestry Classics some of our oldies.

On April 14th , Dave Apsley, Forestry Specialist, will be presenting Is it time to harvest your timber? How do you know? At noon and again at 7 pm.   This is hosted by the Pennsylvania Forests Web Seminar Center.

On EARTH DAY – April 22nd the Southeast Ohio Women Owning Woodlands will have guest speaker Anne Bonner join via webinar to discuss Tree Care and Planting Tips that Everyone Can Use from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.