PRODUCE SAFETY...is a must in today's environment of ensuring safe food for your customers - at the farmers market, roadside farm stand or through selling to grocery stores/restaurants. OSU Extension strives to assist growers in this process and will be hosting a GAP-Good Agricultural Practices workshop in two locations in northeast Ohio on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
The Ohio State University has begun a new fund-raising campaign to support students from all 88 Ohio counties. The "Ohio Scholarship Challenge" seeks to raise $100 million in general undergraduate scholarship funds for Ohio State students at all campuses. This Challenge is also part of the university’s larger effort to raise $500 million in private funds for student financial aid and scholarships. The Ohio Scholarship Challenge honorary co-chairs are Ohio State head football Coach Urban Meyer and men’s basketball Coach Thad Matta.
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio trees!
Your Guide to on-farm, in-the-field learning. Sponsored by The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and Ohio State University Extension.
A three-part parenting class on learning strategies for everyday parenting dilemmas and difficulties. All ages and stages covered with an emphasis on participant's child(rens) ages 0-17.
There is a good chance that many of you will be inspected for the Workers Protected Standards (WPS) program. Some of the issues you will be expected to have ready are: 1.) Safety posters with proper information at the bottom. 2.) Proper training for handlers and workers (documented) every 5 years. 3.) MSDS and label books on record. 4.) Cleanup areas, disposable suits or wash machines and lockers for handlers. 5.) Field posting and central posting areas that are up to date. 6.) Inventory of products. 7.) Spray records with all 8 areas of information filled in. 8.) A coordinator for your business. 9.) Greenhouse posting system. 10.) Proper personnel protective equipment. 11.) Cleanup station for workers 1/4 miles or further from your buildings (clean water, single use towels and soap). 12.) Communication records for applicators using danger use products every 3 hours.
Attention all elementary school teachers. We offer a FREE guest speaker to present a recycling or litter prevention program to your class with all materials provided and NO prep for teachers! Call Beth Bollas at 440-350-2208 or email email@example.com to schedule a program.
The OSU Extension offices in the Western Reserve EERA (Extension Education and Research Area) invites agriculture producers in Northeast Ohio to log on and check out the new Northeast Ohio Agriculture Blog located at: http://northeastohioagriculture.wordpress.com/
Ready to start your own salsa business but need a really big kitchen? A local committee is conducting a needs survey to receive input from any small business owner or agricultural producer who is interested in using a shared commercial kitchen.
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR! Link on "read more" for a list of FOOD HOTLINE numbers.