Farm Briefs: 12-07-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 07 December 2013 09:30
'Growing opportunities' event The Center for Innovative Food Technology will hold a "Growing Opportunities" program on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.
The event will be at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike (Ohio 582).
The program will target specialty crop growers and other agricultural professionals. Experts will be on hand to discuss:
• Blanching/freezing processes
• Buyers searching for locally-produced product in the off season
• Supply chain work with processors
• Season extension techniques through hoop houses
• Hydroponic vertical growing systems
Reservations are requested to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 419-535-6000, ext 140.

Meeting set for Farmers Union
NORTH BALTIMORE - The Wood County Farmers Union will hold its annual meeting next Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. It will be held at the Iron Skillet Restaurant, 12906 Deshler Road, North Baltimore, located in the truck plaza.
Wood County Commissioner Joel Kuhlman wlll be the guest speaker. Among other speakers on the morning agenda will be Roger Wise, Ohio Farmers Union president; John Bresler, Farm Service Agency state committee member; Joe Logan, who will speak on Senate Bill 150; and Vickie Askins on CAFOs and the ODA manure loophole.
Following the buffet lunch, there will be discussions on the Affordable Care Act, youth poster contests and scholarship, and election of delegates to Ohio Farmers Union state convention.
All members and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are not required but Phillip Bresler, president, welcomes notice of plans to attend and will answer questions by calling 419-454-5100.

Arbor sets meeting
Portage Center Arbor  No. 524 will meet Dec. 14 at Mt. Zion Family Life Center on corner of Bays Road and Reynolds Road.
The group will have its annual "Samaritan Give-away." This is were Portage Center Arbor invites 21 different organizations to learn about them and for them to learn about the Gleaners. It begins at 6 p.m. Meat will be furnished. Those attending should bring their own table services, drink, and a potluck dish. The program will follow the meal.
The public is invited to attend.

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