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Casey W. Hoy May 17, 10:58am

Now that the semester is over and the dust is settling, and there's more produce rolling in from Ohio farms, it's a good time to rev up the farm to institutional food service project.  How is the work going on the Stinner Summit Project?

Best wishes, Casey

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Casey W. Hoy May 17, 10:51am

I hope the conference has gone very well for you all.  Sorry I wasn't able to be there and I look forward to seeing what has transpired over the last few days.  Very glad the Stinner Summit support was able to get this rolling!

Best wishes, Casey

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Casey W. Hoy May 17, 10:39am

Just a note of thanks to the Farm Impossible team.  I've been getting feedback from the grapevine that your project is making good progress and is really appreciated by the farms you're helping.  Let me know if there's anything the Agroecosystems Management Program can do to help and we'll try our best.

Best wishes, Casey

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Brian Gwin's picture
Brian Gwin May 14, 5:41am

Today's OCJ Digital Dale featured a nice ten point piece on Brazilian Agriculture.

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Shauna Brummet May 9, 9:34am

Interesting NY Times article about Pittsburgh area chefs using local foods.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/dining/replanting-the-rust-belt.html?_r=0

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Brian Gwin Apr 25, 7:09am

Great story in today's OCJ about how an advertisement turned into a new supply chain opportunity. Rye to  Whiskey . Relationships like these can be identified and developed by placing a business case on www.localfoodsystems.org. After harvest of the rye and straw, the question for Greg McGlinch is what's the next crop?

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Brian Gwin Apr 22, 9:45am

From today's OCJ Digital Dale - The Global Impact STEM Academy (Global Impact) has begun accepting applications for their 2013-2014 school year, which begins on August 21 on the campus of Clark State Community College in Springfield.

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Casey W. Hoy Apr 19, 3:19pm

 

Another good set of articles on meat processing...

 

Brian Gwin's picture
Brian Gwin Apr 5, 2:23pm

Farmers in 21 Michigan counties are eligible for financial assistance to help reduce greenhouse gases by planting cover crops and implementing new nutrient management practices. Details in this press release

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David Reed Apr 1, 4:10pm

Is anybody working on a GIS data model for local food systems?  In other words, a list of the features and feature attributes that would be useful in a map of the system. For example, you would have farms, farmer markets,  grocery stores, distributors, processors, institutions, etc.  A draft list of features is attached.

 Also, I'm wondering about using open source mapping, or 'crowd sourcing', of the data.

 I'm aware of Marketmaker.

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Meagan Tehua Mar 11, 5:19pm

More local produce has been highlighted and served in Youngstown schools in the past three months.  50 bushels of local apples were purchased and served by Youngstown City Schools' central kitchen.  The price of apples is up $13 per case due to last year's late frosts and limited apple supply.  The price had prevented the cafeteria from buying or serving local apples, until Stinner Summit funds were made available to off-set the premium.  A nice article was published by the Vindicator, and a

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Brian Gwin Mar 8, 6:05pm

NEO Ohio Farmer (and Blogger) Mike Haley featured in One Meal at a Time article

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Marcela Tati Mar 1, 1:53pm

Transgenic seeds or genetic traits (also known as genetically modified or “GM”) have been established for some time now, and have become a trend in what is called agricultural biotechnology. But what is GM really all about?

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Natalie Woodroofe Feb 22, 2:59pm

We recently received word that the Central Appalachian Network (CAN) has awarded the Institute $15,000 to support the Institute's management, the hosting of 30 Mile Meal Discovery Days in Central Appalachia, and to help underwrite our 2nd Annual Real Food - Real Local conference this May 14th -17th in and around Athens Ohio.  Stay tuned for more conference details.

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Brian Gwin Feb 22, 8:13am

TQHP is a tenant of Cornell's Technology Farm that a group NEO producers visited when touring farm based anaerobic digesters in western NY a couple of years ago. Would the economics of this process be changed significantly enough if a source of waste heat such as a large landfill gensets or industrial building were available. Also posted this as an example of an emerging company that sought crowdfunding to support their research needs.

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Michelle Ajamian ... Feb 17, 10:18am

Help us market a price class that’s exclusively for food access programs--offering below distributor pricing to schools, food banks, church groups and others that feed those who are food insecure.

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Michelle Ajamian ... Feb 17, 10:17am

Help us market a price class that’s exclusively for food access programs--offering below distributor pricing to schools, food banks, church groups and others that feed those who are food insecure.

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Michelle Ajamian ... Feb 17, 10:15am

Help us market a price class that’s exclusively for food access programs--offering below distributor pricing to schools, food banks, church groups and others that feed those who are food insecure.

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Matt Moore Feb 12, 4:11pm

 

Rural Action        Chesterhill Produce Auction

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Lauren Ketcham Jan 29, 8:04am

Granville, OH—American Meat, a documentary film about the U.S. meat and poultry industry, will be shown at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 34th annual conference, Growing Opportunities, Cultivating Change, on Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill, American Meat takes a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog, and cattle production in America.

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Bob Leach Jan 23, 12:13pm

I have reached out to both Ashland University and Kent State University for assistance in the video production of Farm Impossible.  I have heard back from Ashland and should have an appointment to discuss the project this week.

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Brian Gwin Jan 21, 6:55pm

We are looking for production planning and farm management software (or SAAS) which are geared toward small to mid-size specialty crop producers. Just comment to this post with your recommendations. Examples include AgSquared and FarmLogs.

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Brian Gwin Jan 21, 6:36pm

Here is a link to a program focused on diary profitability. Will continue to look for examples in the specialty crop sector. PA Dairy Profit Teams.

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