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Calendar of events

November 21, Holiday Container Class (Lisbon)—6:30 p.m.

Turn your pots into holiday masterpieces! The class will cover form and style as well as how to find and use greenery, berries, and other cuttings from your garden in your designs. The cost is $20, and preregistration is required. For more information, contact Angie Keshock at 330-870-1167 or

November 30, Shared Harvest Food Distribution (Greenville)—3 p.m.–5 p.m.

Shared Harvest is preparing boxes for all Darke County residents in need of food assistance. Families receiving food will need to bring photo ID and a piece of mail indicating their address, and they will need to provide verbal self-attestation for income. Visit the Darke County Extension page or contact Rosanne Scammahorn at or 937-548-5215 for more information.

December 8, 14, and 19, All About Beef! (Virtual)—6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Join faculty from The Ohio State University to learn about all things beef. The sessions will cover beef cattle nutrition, health, handling, and welfare. For additional information and links to join the sessions via Zoom, visit the Champaign County Facebook page.

December 10, Ohio Maple Days (Ashland)—8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Ohio Maple Day at Ashland University will include a jam-packed program about all things maple. The day will include updates on red maple research from Ohio State’s Gabe Karns and the University of Vermont’s Proctor Maple Research Center’s Abby van den Berg. Other talks will discuss reverse osmosis, marketing, and insects impacting maple trees. A maple-themed lunch and a vendor room featuring a variety of maple equipment dealers, consulting foresters, and other associated equipment help round out the day. SAF continuing education credits are also available for the program. The cost is $45 and registration must be completed by Dec. 1.

December 10, Ohio Military Kids Winter Wonderland (Central Ohio)—1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Military families can join the Ohio Military Kids program for a free Winter Wonderland event on Saturday, Dec. 10. Crafts, snacks, family activities, and a special visit from Santa are included. Winter Wonderland is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the event’s Central Ohio location will be shared after registration is completed. Registration is required and due by Nov. 30.

December 15, Planning for a Successful Succession of Your Farm (Botkins)—8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

This workshop is designed to help farm families learn to successfully create a succession and estate plan that will help transfer farm ownership, management, and assets to the next generation. A registration fee of $45 covers two family members, one set of course materials, and lunch. Registration must be received by Dec. 14.

Thursdays, January 19–March 23, Master Gardener Volunteer Intern Training (Troy)—8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents. Master Gardeners then volunteer by assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge, but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge is a must. For more information, visit the Miami County Extension website or email Amanda Bennett at The deadline to register is Oct. 28, and the class fee is $200 ($50 due with application).

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 have the opportunity to network with agricultural leaders, connect with friends, relax, and recharge. The conference fee is $150, not including the cost of the hotel room, and participants must register by 5 p.m. Dec. 30. Contact Patty Davis at to learn more.