2024 Urban Food Systems Symposium


In 2024, The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) hosts the Urban Food Systems Symposium in Columbus, Ohio. The event includes keynotes, a grower panel, 40 presentations, a reception with approximately 50 posters, a choice of six off-site educational tours, and dinner at The Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory, a unique 261-acre university facility for teaching, research, and community engagement. 

This symposium will bring together a national and international audience of academic, non-profit, government, and research-oriented professionals to share and gain knowledge on how we can build coalitions to adapt to this changing world and how urban food systems contribute to these solutions. 

Join 300-400 like-minded people at the Urban Food Systems Symposium. Act now to take advantage of early registration prices through April 13. Hotel reservations close May 21 and registration closes on May 24. Tour capacity is limited and is on a first-come basis. UrbanFoodSystemsSymposium.org 

Visit HERE for more information.


Camp Community Service Day Saturday, April 13th

“Pledge your Hands to Larger Service with us on Saturday, April 13th during our Camp Community Service Day! Camp supporters of all ages can join us to make camp a better place, and ready the facilities for the upcoming camping season. Is your group interested in signing up to help? Sign up at go.osu.edu/CantersServiceDay and let us know! Can’t stay the whole time? That’s okay, come when you can! More information about this event can be found on the Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp Facebook page.”

Clermont County hosting 30th Southwest Ohio Perennial School

Ohio State University Extension Clermont County will host the 30th Southwest Ohio Perennial School on April 11 at 9 a.m. at the Clermont County Fairground’s 4-H Hall, 1000 Locust Street, Owensville, OH.

The event will feature educational presentations with a tradeshow staffed by regional vendors and gardening organizations.

Topics this year will focus on local horticulture concerns and upcoming events. “Wildlife and your Landscape” Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension Wildlife Specialist; “Boxwoods and their Issues” Joe Boggs, OSU Extension Hamilton County; “Cicadas and your landscape” Curtis Young, OSU Extension Van Wert County; “Benefits of natives and trees for pollinators” Carrie Brown, OSU Extension Fairfield County; and a fifth topic to be determined.

Registration is due on or before April 1, 2024. Registration includes the program, continental breakfast, buffet lunch, refreshments, handouts, and door prize tickets. For additional inquiries, contact Meghan at 513-732-7070.

Registration Here. 

Vendor Registration. 


SEW Ohio Workshop

All youth interested in sewing should plan to join us for the Sew Ohio Workshop on April 27 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center.

This event will feature sessions for sewers of all skill levels, from beginning to advanced. There will also be an adult track that will focus on helping youth get started with a 4-H sewing project.

Learn more about the conference, including how to register here.


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