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  1. Tri-state CSA Conference

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/direct-marketing/tri-state-csa-conference

    organizer of the event, is to Assist our CSA operators take advantage of the increased demand by consumers ... family to learn about their CSA operation and food safety plan on their farm. Registration begins at  ...

  2. $250,000 grant received to explore new strawberry production techniques

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/250000-grant-received-explore-new

    reduce this risk and increase profit and market potential.    Many Ohio farms have doubled their harvest ... potential to increase yields and harvest seasons, as well as provide increased protection from harsh winter ... tunnels. Each tunnel system will have a unique research focus: Ultimate crop growth in fall and winter, as ...

  3. Ashtabula County hires new Community Development Extension Educator

    https://comdev.osu.edu/news/ashtabula-county-hires-new-community-development-extension-educator

    part-time as the Local Food Coordinator. This new role will allow her to focus full-time on local food ... intends to focus her work on issues of food security, fresh food access, and agricultural education for ... year as an Educator, Wayman has plans to increase her community presence while getting to know food ...

  4. First Tri-state CSA conference held

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/first-tri-state-csa-conference

    the 2022 Tri-State CSA Conference to be held in person in the fall. If you would like to be added to ... predicted to increase in Ohio by up to 28% in some counties. While the data is not yet available, anecdotal ... food assistance programs increase. Produce Perks reported $2.2 million in health food sales and 22,619 ...

  5. New CD Fact Sheets Published

    https://comdev.osu.edu/news/new-cd-fact-sheets-published

    value. Creating such an awareness requires effective communication and enables others to communicate ... messages efficiently and effectively (Gisler 2018), reinforcing the organization’s vision and focus ...

  6. Good Agricultural Practices On-line Training

    https://producesafety.osu.edu/events/good-agricultural-practices-line-training

    to implement on farm best management practices to reduce on-farm microbial food safety hazards. ...

  7. USDA grant to help explore soil health and disease management of high tunnels

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/usda-grant-help-explore-soil

    State University South Centers will help research and develop crop management techniques to increase the ... (CPPM) grant. High tunnel research at South Centers dates back to 1995 when new techniques to increase ... the harvest and market season of locally grown produce began to be explored. Farm Manager Wayne Lewis ...

  8. Julie Wayman

    https://comdev.osu.edu/people/julie-wayman

    Educator focused on local and regional food systems. She served previously as the Local Food Coordinator in ...

  9. New program to help train Ohio minority and socially disadvantaged farmers

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/new-program-help-train-ohio

    have educational opportunities to increase their farming knowledge and experiences.  Two grants, one ... plasticulture production, hydroponics, specialty crops, hemp, and beekeeping; marketing systems, food safety ... , farm safety, and farm/financial/risk management. It is anticipated that these newly trained beginning ...

  10. 2021 was a year of outreach, research, and collaboration

    https://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter/winter-2022-achievements-edition/2021-was-year-outreach-research

    program at The Ohio State University South Centers focuses on developing, managing, and disseminating ... August field night focused on aquaponics and hydroponics systems. The event was attended by 28 aquaponic ... Blackburn, co-owner of the family-owned Fresh Harvest Farm in Richwood, Ohio. Attendees had the opportunity ...

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