December 21, Western Ohio Dairy Luncheon (New Bremen)—11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Join Scott Higgins of Ohio Dairy Producers Association for a discussion on market and policy within the dairy industry. Lunch will begin at 11 a.m. at Speedway Lanes and programming will start at noon. Register with the Auglaize County Extension office via phone or email at 419-910-6062 or email@example.com.
January 4 and 5, Ohio Organic Grains Conference (Archbold)
Have you been thinking about ways to take your farm in a different direction or uniquely add value to your grain operation? One of many ways to do this is by transitioning your grain farm to USDA-certified organic production. This in-person event is intended for current, transitioning, and new-to-organic grain farmers, crop consultants, agency personnel, input suppliers, and grain buyers. The event will be in Founders Hall at Sauder Village, and keynote speakers will be Dr. Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University, and Lea Vereecke, Rodale Institute, who will present alongside selected farmers, crop consultants, and university personnel. For additional information, contact Eric Richer at 419-337-9210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 19, Planning for the Future of Your Farm (Lancaster)—8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
This workshop is designed to help farm families learn to create a succession and estate plan that will help transfer farm ownership, management, and assets to the next generation. Topics include developing goals for estate and succession, planning for the transition of control, selecting an attorney, and more. The $30 fee includes attendance for two family members and one set of course materials, and lunch will be provided. Visit go.osu.edu/farmplan2023 or call 740-653-5419 to register.
January 19, Stark County 4-H Kickoff (East Canton)—6:30 -8:30 p.m.
All Stark County 4-H volunteers are invited to attend an evening of training and resources to support 4-H club members and spark ideas for the upcoming year. Topics will include required volunteer training, new 4-H projects, club activity ideas, 4-H camp resources, and more. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and programming will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Foltz Community Center. For more information, contact David Crawford at email@example.com or Jennifer White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 20, Northwest Ohio Corn-Soybean Day (Archbold)—8 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
The annual Northwest Ohio Corn & Soybean Day will be held in Founders Hall at Sauder Village. The program has a variety of speakers, farmer, and retailer re-certification credits, and 30 exhibitors sharing information on management practices for the 2023 crop production season. Contact Maddie Newcomb at 419-337-9210 or email@example.com for more information.
January 27 and 28, Young Agricultural Professionals Winter Leadership Experience (Sandusky)
Ohio Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18 and 35 are eligible to enhance their leadership experience and build personal and professional skills at this weekend-long conference. Attendees will network with agricultural leaders, connect with friends, relax and recharge. The conference fee is $150, not including the cost of the hotel room, and registration is required by 5 p.m. on Dec. 30. Please contact Patty Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
February 25, Coshocton County Horse Committee Tack Swap (Coshocton)—10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Join the Coshocton County Horse Committee for a tack swap at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds Grandstand. Admission is $2 or a nonperishable food item. Contact Alonna Hoffman at 740-622-2265 or email@example.com for more information.