Ohio & Western Lake Erie Basin Agriculture
December Newsletter

The TNC Ohio Agriculture team wishes you the happiest of holidays this winter season! We hope you are comforted by the warmth of fire and family while enjoying some well-deserved rest. Sit back, relax, and read over our December newsletter at your leisure.
News Dig
What Virtual Content Would You Like to See from TNC?

TNC Ohio is creating digital content for the Columbus Library Database that will be hosted for viewing via their different branches. We want to involve more communities in our conservation efforts while recognizing the roles that each of us play in stewarding our environment and strengthening our communities. If there are any specific topics you are interested in, especially those related to agriculture, please let us know by reaching out to!
Scaling Up Your Vegetable Farm for Wholesale Markets
For direct market farmers, expanding your operation to capture local and regional wholesale markets can represent an opportunity. But such a shift brings with it many changes to how you run your farm because the expectations that wholesale buyers have is much different than your direct market customers. Scaling Up Your Vegetable Farm for Wholesale Markets guides you through the likely changes you'll need to take into consideration when planning to branch out into wholesale markets. These include business planning, working with wholesale buyers, and areas of production that range from increasing yield and produce quality, to harvest and postharvest handling, food safety and more.
Does You Know a Non-Profit that Should Join the AFT Farm Navigator Network?
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Does your organization work with farmers or landowners in the Great Lakes Watershed? Would you like supporting funds to gain skills in land access or conservation strategies? This project aims to support the ecological health of the Great Lakes while sustaining a viable agricultural economy and communities. Apply for the American Farmland Trust Navigator Network by December 7th.
Upcoming Events!
Farmer Advocate for Conservation December Meeting
Join the Farmer Advocates for Conservation w/ Mitchell Hora & Jeremiah Durbin for an interactive day where farmers learn from each other. The meeting will take place December 14 at the Hancock Hotel in Findlay, OH
Northwest Ohio Organic Grains Conference
OSU is hosting the Ohio Organic Grains Conference in Archbold, Ohio, January 4-5, 2023. This new event is geographically positioned in the tri-state region (Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan) and is intended for current, transitioning and new-to organic grain farmers, crop consultants, agency personnel, input suppliers, and grain buyers. The event venue will be at Founders Hall at Sauder Village campus. Keynote speakers for the event will be Dr. Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University, and Lea Vereecke, Rodale Institute, who will present both days along with selected organic farmers, crop consultants, and university personnel.
4R Training by Conservation Technology Information Center
Register Here
You're invited to join CTIC on December 6, 2022 at 9:30 EST for a virutal 4R Training. This training has been approved for 2.5 nutrient management CEUs. Please register by 12/5,
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