Be part of ‘Solutions from the Land’

This week and next week, CFAES’s OSU Extension outreach arm and Ohio State’s Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT) program are hosting a series of meetings called “Ohio SMART Agriculture: Solutions from the Land.” You’re invited to attend.

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Perennial grain’s promise for food, forage, soil

CFAES scientist Steve Culman, pictured, will give a workshop on “Dual Use Perennial Grain Crops: Grain for Humans and Forage for Livestock” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association. Here are some details about his research from a story slated for our next CFAES Impact newsletter. Continue reading

Ohio up to 7th in US for number of organic farms

Ohio ranks seventh in the U.S. for its number of organic farms, according to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture survey reported last week in the Akron Beacon Journal. That’s up from eighth in 2015.

Of note, the 2016 Certified Organic Survey also showed a more than 30-percent increase from 2015 in the state’s organic food sales. Read the survey summary.

A day on the river (two of them, actually) for a Century Farm open house

Carriage House Farm in Ohio’s far southwest corner hosts a free public open house from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 17, at 10251 Miamiview Road in North Bend. The Ohio Century Farm, located near the Great Miami River, with the Ohio River just to the south, raises grains, fresh produce, herbs and honey.

Activities will include tours of the farm’s garden, high tunnel, baling machinery, processing facility and on-farm market, plus wagon rides and food tasting. Find out more.

The event is part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is a co-presenter of the series.

Download the series brochure.