There’s still time to register for East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference!

There’s still time to register for East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference! The conference is coming up soon on Friday, April 6 from 9:00 am – 3:45 pm in Massillon.

The deadline has been extended to next Friday, March 30. But don’t delay- register today!

This year’s program will feature 18 break-out sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, farmers, and partner agencies including: Business & Finance; Plants & Animals; Communication; Home & Family; Special Interest (branding and marketing online); and one youth session. Our keynote speaker for this year will be Rose Hartschuh – farm wife, mother, Agvocate, and recent winner of the American Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award.

Register online with credit card at or complete and send this registration .

Date Change for Annie’s Project East- Education for Farm Women



Due to low registration, the date has been postponed for the Annie’s Project East Retreat. The program will now be January 26-28, 2018 at Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center, 14755 Cadiz Road, Lore City, OH 43755. Annie’s Project provides education and a support network to enhance business skills of women involved in all aspects of agriculture.

Annie’s Project fosters problem solving, record keeping, and decision-making skills in farm women. Women will receive training in five areas of agricultural risk management: financial, marketing, production, legal, and human resources.

The participant fee is $105 per person, which includes all materials and meals. Lodging is $99 per room per night with up to four people per room.  Sponsors of the program include Farm Credit Mid America and Nationwide Insurance.

Registration deadline is January 12. Online registration will be available starting next week at 

For more information please contact Emily Adams at the Coshocton County Extension Office at 740-622-2265 or .

USDA Women in Agriculture Newsletter

US Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue writes to Women in Agriculture in the latest USDA Women in Agriculture newsletter.

Highlighted items:

  • Dear Women in Agriculture
  • About the USDA Women in Agriculture (WIA) Initiative
  • Three Pillars of the Initiatives
  • Farm Service Agency County Committee Elections; Opportunities for Women in Ag at USDA
  • Women and the Census of Agriculture
  • Attention All Female Veterans!

New Law Bulletin Available on Selling Food at the Farm

Peggy Hall, Asst. Professor & Ellen Essman, Law Fellow, OSU Extension Agricultural & Resource Law Program

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, many producers may be considering selling produce, meats, cottage foods and baked goods directly to consumers at the farm property.  A question we often hear from farmers thinking about these types of farm food sales is, “do I need some type of license or inspection to sell food from the farm?”  Our new Law Bulletin Selling Food at the Farm:  When Do You Need a Licensehelps producers answer this important question.