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  1. Sign up for the OFFER blog

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    and partner instititutions. Look for the link at our home page to subscribe. offer.osu.edu ...

  2. OFFER Staffing Updates

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    that are focused on organic agriculture systems, the Organic Food and Farming Education and Research ... connected with agriculture, and he frequently helps out on his family farm. Brian is taking over the reins ...

  3. Online Tool Examines Organic Strategies for Weed Management

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    present different weed control strategies, along with their historic long and short-term performance. How ... farmer priorities. The program then compares the users’ current strategy with alternative approaches, ... alternative strategies, while reflecting on individual priorities and values. In this way, the research team ...

  4. Transitioning to organic? A three-year project studies the effects of different transitional strategies

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    an organic farming system. The four organic transition strategies evaluated were: 1) tilled fallow, ... a conventional to an organic farming system, decisions made during the three-year transition period can influence ... this study, compost incorporation strongly affected physical, chemical, and biological soil health ...

  5. New Study Seeks to Document Organic Dairy Herd Health Practices

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    health relevant for organic dairy farming. Our goal is to learn about holistic organic dairy herd health ... experiences under organic management, and will help us learn how to better support the organic dairy farming ... management strategies? Where do they obtain information on dairy herd health? What factors do farmers ...

  6. 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series

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    The 2019 Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA) Farm Tour series guide is now ... available. This year's series offers an up-close look at 30 organic and ecological farms and businesses ... of participating businesses by including new on-farm research, new production systems, and farms of ...

  7. Two-Day Ohio Compost Operator Education Course

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    Organic growers know the importance of quality compost for improving farm yields and soil health. ... But compost might also boost farm income as a product offered for sale. “Every compost producer in the ... State University who studies composting. For those interested in starting or expanding a composting ...

  8. Farm Bill is a Win for Organic Agriculture

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    For organic growers, there is much good news in the recently passed farm bill. Increased funding ... farm bill could have done more to turn the tide of farm consolidation and close loopholes in subsidy ... payments that benefit large corporate farms, but overall most organic advocacy organizations are praising ...

  9. New Organic Cucurbit Varieties Result From Participatory Research at Cornell

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    Initiative, as well as the Organic Farming Research Foundation, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education ...

  10. Changes to the Ohio Specialty Crop Registry

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    brambles, certified organic farms, nurseries, greenhouses, and orchards also could be registered. The New ...   Reprinted by permission from the Ohio Agricultural Law Blog. The blog is a service of the Ohio State Farm ... production economics and farm management.   ...

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