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Brian Gwin Aug 5, 4:49pm

From Leah Miller on Ag Success Team meeting day. 40 maps that explain food in America.

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robert mikey Jul 19, 2:41am

Very often when we opt for conventional shopping, we tend to spend a lot more than the required shopping expenses on things like eating out, traveling, impulsive shopping etc.   This way, our predefined budget goes all haywire and we end up regretting our decisions.  Fruits and grocery shop enables us to pick and choose from a wide variety of food stuffs.  We have the liberty of taking opinions and consulting our family members before picking up things required.   

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Casey W. Hoy Jul 10, 4:26pm

At the Ag Success Team meeting this morning I mentioned that a film made by Michael Mercil, and using footage shot at the Wayne County Fair, has been selected for an upcoming film festival.  Some of you were interested in where the film could be viewed, and if you just search on the title you'll get another film, with a very different subject matter.  

The entire film can be viewed online here:  http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi3443042073/

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Joanna Friesner Jul 1, 6:27pm

Hi Casey, I've joined local food systems and navigated to the DR group you made.

Looks good so far.

Joanna

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Brian Gwin Jun 11, 12:45pm

SEA Change is NEO's new Social Enterprise Accelerator. Their list of current social enterprises features a number of businesses with a connection to the AgBio sector.

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Lauren Ketcham May 8, 9:19am

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has announced the farm tours and workshops that will be included in the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring free public tours of some of Ohio’s finest sustainable and organic farms.

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Brian Gwin Apr 23, 3:42pm

From NorTech's Inside Innovation e-Newsletter.

Cleveland City Club panel related to Biomimicry on YouTube

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Brian Gwin Mar 25, 10:36am

How many of you saw the job fair for Urban Farmer on last night's Cleveland News?

ABC 5 post

Fox 8 website post

Urban Farmer Cleveland webiste

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Brian Gwin Mar 13, 12:24pm
Here is a link to the new NIFA AFRI CARE grant. Complete details can be found in the 
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Lauren Ketcham Feb 4, 9:03am

Granville, OH—Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan will be the featured keynote speaker at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 35th annual conference, Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground, on Sunday, February 16 in Granville (Licking County).

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Lauren Ketcham Jan 9, 8:40am

As part of its 35th annual conference, Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground, on February 15-16, 2014 in Granville, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) will host the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) program’s Farmers Forum.

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Lauren Ketcham Jan 7, 8:49am
Organic farmer, consultant, activist, and author Atina Diffley will be the featured keynote speaker at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 35th annual conference, Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground, on Saturday, February 15 in Granville.
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Nelson Bandy Dec 18, 12:28pm

I have been working on compiling a list of licensed meat processors in Ohio, specifically from the Northeast region, and adding them as existing businesses to the Ohio Livestock Product Processors' collaborative portfolio.  The portfolio now has an extensive list of businesses that produce, process, ship, and sell meat products.  If anyone is interested, this could be very helpful in branching out and making new business connections.  Join the Ohio Livestock Product Processors' portfolio to gain access to this list of businesses.

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Nelson Bandy Dec 18, 12:16pm

I have been working on compiling a list of licensed meat and dairy processors in Ohio, specifically from the Northeast region, and adding them as existing businesses to the Ohio Livestock Product Processors' collaborative portfolio.  The portfolio now has an extensive list of businesses that produce, process, ship, and sell meat and dairy products.  If anyone is interested, this could be very helpful in branching out and making new business connections.  Join the Ohio Livestock Product Processors' portfolio to gain access to this list of businesses.

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Nelson Bandy Dec 18, 12:11pm

I have been working on compiling a list of licensed dairy processors in Ohio, specifically the Northeast region, and adding them as existing businesses to the Ohio Livestock Product Processors' collaborative portfolio.  The portfolio now has an extensive list of businesses that produce, process, ship, and sell dairy products.  If anyone is interested, this could be very helpful in branching out and making new business connections.  Join the Ohio Livestock Product Processors' portfolio to gain access to this list of businesses.

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Lauren Ketcham Dec 11, 9:13am
Registration is now open for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 35th annual conference, Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground. Pre-conference events will be held on Friday, February 14 and the conference will take place Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Granville Middle and High schools in Granville, Ohio (Licking County).
 
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Brian Gwin Dec 2, 4:38pm

Cleveland.com provides background on Al "Bubba" Baker's appearance on Shark Tank this coming Friday, December 6, 2013. Link to article

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Brian Gwin Nov 28, 6:58am

An exceptional, national story about Great Lakes Brewing Company on Forbes.com. In this case, access to low cost physical capital was a primary contributor to their project. Since then social, natural, intellectual and individual capital have been and continue to be invested towards wealth creation in the neighborhood.

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Brian Gwin Nov 22, 9:34am

 

Bob Leach opened the breakfast meeting with What Does the Farmer Say.

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Casey W. Hoy Nov 19, 12:51pm

The attached minutes were approved at the Ag Success Team meeting on 11/14/13.  The next meeting will be in January 2014.

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Duane Wood Oct 17, 3:27pm

Check out the WayneSWCD Youtube area and take a look at the newest video Grassed Waterway Construction.  We hope to continue to add videos in the future about various best management practices.  We have a stream crossing video in progress, as well as more on cover crops.

http://www.youtube.com/user/WayneSWCD?feature=watch

Thank you,

Duane Wood

Wayne SWCD

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Brian Gwin Oct 16, 1:05pm

At last week's meeting, Roger mentioned the OSU ATI visioning. While not directly applicable to the process, here are a few links to OSU  and CFAES (2004) Master Plans. 

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Leah Miller Sep 26, 1:32pm

The Wallace Center and Michigan State Univesrity Center for Regional Food Systems  have released their 2013 National Food Hub Survey findings.  Key findings point out that food hubs are financially viable businesses and they create jobs.  The food hubs are growing because of the demand and they do help the small and mid-sized producers.  For more of the survey results check out http://foodsystems.msu.edu/uploads/file/resources/2013-food-hub-survey.pdf.   If y

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Brian Gwin Sep 25, 5:14pm
USDA announced their second round of summer / fall energy grants today. Attached are the lists from each round. Most common projects include solar, lighting and grain drying. However, there are a few interesting ones such as a robotic milking system. For more details visit USDA REAP bulletin
 
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Steve Fortenberry Sep 12, 11:37am

By definition, social entrepreneurs have a bigger picture in view than creating wealth for themselves: they often seek to create economic opportunity for those who are socially disadvantaged, even while seeking to change entire systems.