Posts Tagged ‘sustainable agriculture’

Still a few seats left for tonight’s talk by Todd Wilkinson

Still a few seats left — 25 at last count — for tonight’s talk by Todd Wilkinson, “Ted Turner: How His Amazing Life Story Ultimately Informs Western Lands, Wildlife and People Management.” Learn more and find a link to register here.

What’s ahead for CFAES’s organic farming program? Come share your ideas

CompassCFAES’s Organic Food and Farming Education and Research program will hold a public listening and planning session on Nov. 9 in Wooster. Organic farmers and others are invited to attend.

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Registration open for Oct. 14 Stinner Summit

Stinner Summit flierThe 10th annual Stinner Summit, whose theme is “Working Together for Healthy Agroecosystems and Sustainable Communities,” is Friday, Oct. 14 at the Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware, Ohio. When you register, you’ll be asked to suggest issues for discussion at the summit. Then, during the event, working with the other participants, you’ll propose, discuss and eventually decide specific projects for funding in the year ahead, with the funding coming from CFAES’s Ben Stinner Endowment, the summit’s sponsor. For details, go here. The life, work and vision of the late Ben Stinner touched farmers, the land, and his friends and colleagues in CFAES. Read more about him here.

The grass is always sweeter on a sustainably managed pasture

Old wooden calendar with October 1.Cows. Chickens. Turkeys. Hogs. All of them raised on pasture. The Joel Salatin-inspired Sweet Grass Dairy in Fredericktown in central Ohio hosts the Pasture-Raised Multi-Species Livestock Farm Tour tomorrow — Saturday, Oct. 1 — from noon to 4 p.m. It’s another in the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Graze nutrient-filled details here on p. 14.

How to grow fresh food in winter, even in Ohio

Dog dressed with hat, scarf and sweater, sitting on snowThis workshop’s name says it all: “Season Creation — Pay for Your High Tunnel in Six Months Harvesting Food Through the Winter.” It’s from noon to 4 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Mustard Seed Market at Highland Square in Akron. There’s a fee to register. Space is limited. It’s part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Details …

How to grow grapes, make wine sustainably

Grapes on The VineThe Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series continues tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 20, with the Grape Production and Winery Tour at Slate Run Vineyard in Canal Winchester near Columbus. The vineyard grows 60 grape varieties on 4 acres. Plus it locally sources apples. Yield? Some 17 unique proprietary wines. Sample the details here on p. 27.

Farm sustainability review

A reminder that CFAES’s big Farm Science Review kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 20. It goes through Thursday, Sept. 22. Of note are a number of talks related to sustainable agriculture and conservation in the Small Farm Center and Gwynne Conservation Area.

Century farm holds open house

Old wooden calendar with September 18.Carriage House Farm in North Bend near Cincinnati holds a free open house this Sunday, Sept. 18, from noon to 4 p.m. as part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. The farm is a diversified Ohio Century Farm that was started in 1855. It produces grains, fresh produce, herbs and honey, which it sells locally through restaurants, retailers, farmers markets and its own on-farm market. Learn more here on p. 16.

Learn latest on soil balancing, see on-farm research

Old wooden calendar with September 16.Crumrine Farms in Nova in northern Ohio hosts the On-Farm Research Farm Tour this Friday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m., as part of the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. The tour’s focus: Long-term sustainability of the soil. The long-time family operation grows certified organic corn, hay, straw and more. And it’s cooperating with CFAES’s Organic Food and Farming Education and Research program on on-farm research on soil balancing. Learn more here on pp. 13-14.

One-stop local, sustainable fish and veggies

Image of tilapia 2“There’s a noticeable trend throughout agriculture for local, sustainable produce and fish,” says CFAES aquaculture specialist Matthew Smith. “This lets consumers know exactly where their food is coming from.” The “this,” in this case, is aquaponics. He’ll talk about how it works at CFAES’s Farm Science Review next week. (Photo: Tilapia via Pixabay.)