2019 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference Registration is Open!

It’s time! Registration is now open for the 2019 East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference. This year’s conference will be Friday, March 22 from 9:00 am – 3:45 pm. This year the event will be held at R. G. Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE, Massillon, OH 44646.

This year’s program will feature 19 break-out sessions presented by OSU Extension educators, farmers, and partner agencies including: Business & Finance; Plants & Animals; Communication; Home & Family; Special Interest (tractors, soil, microgreens, and aquaponics). As always, Ohio FFA state officers will be teaching one of the communication sessions open to all participants. Our keynote speaker for this year will be Dr. Jeff Dwyer, Director of Michigan State University Extension and Senior Associate Dean of Outreach and Engagement. He will speak about the effects of stress on Michigan farm families and how Extension is helping to “Weather the Storm in Agriculture.”

We can’t wait to see you there!

Register online at go.osu.edu/eowia2019 or complete and send this registration form to: Women in Agriculture, Agricultural Administration, 34 Ag. Admin. Bldg., 2120 Fyffe Rd., Columbus, OH 43210

2019 East Ohio Women in Ag Conference Registration

Southern Ohio Specialty Crop

Registration is now open for the 2019 Southern Ohio Specialty Crop Conference. It will be held on February 5, 2019 at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland, Ohio. The deadline to register for this conference is February 1, 2019 at 12:00 Noon. No walk-ins are permitted. Registration is limited to 75 people, so register early to avoid being shut out.

This is the conference to attend for Southern Ohio specialty crop growers. Fifteen different class options on fruit and vegetable production are available at this conference. Your registration includes a continental breakfast and a buffet lunch. All attendees will receive a USB memory stick with copies of every available presentation to take home, so even if you don’t attend the session, you’ll still get the information. Private pesticide and fertilizer re-certification credits will be available for categories 3, 5, core and fertilizer. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts and share information with other growers.

The Oasis Conference Center is conveniently located about 5 miles off of I-275 on the northeast corner of Cincinnati.
For more information about the schedule and to register for the conference, go to the conference website.

Registration brochure. 

 

Annie’s Project hosted in Wilmington

Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s role in modern farm and ranch enterprises. The mission of Annie’s Project is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Annie’s Project is a six-week course that focuses on the five broad areas of agricultural risk: human, financial, marketing, production, and legal. Sessions are designed to be very interactive between the presenters and the participants. Information presented is tailored to meet the needs of participants in their own geographical areas.

Annie was a woman who grew up in a small rural community with the life-long goal of being involved in production agriculture. She spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her husband, and together they reached their goals and achieved success. Annie’s daughter, Ruth Hambleton, a former Extension Educator for the University of Illinois, founded Annie’s Project in 2000 in honor of her mother. Annie’s Project is designed to take Annie’s life experiences and share them with other women in agriculture who are living and working in this complex, dynamic business environment.

Former participants have stated:

“As a result of Annie’s Project, I’ve had great discussions with my husband.”

“I’ve started revamping our recordkeeping system. I feel like I have some direction now!”

“I believe attending Annie’s Project is the wisest investment of money I could have made. The amount of information learned from all the speakers is unbelievable. I feel like I can be a real asset to the farm operation now that I have a better understanding of the business.”

For more information about the Clinton County Program click here.

If you would like to have an Annie’s Project in your area of the state, contact your local county extension office to start the process.

 

Women of the FSR

Join us as we recognize, Molly Caren and Francille Firebaugh for their important contributions made to the Farm Science Review and other Ohio Women in Agriculture.

Click here or use the QR code to watch the video contribution.

During the Review, visit us at 384 Friday Avenue in the Firebaugh Building.

 

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 go.osu.edu/eowia2018 or complete and send this registration .