Growing Farm Returns Through Soil Health
Dec
6
9:30 AM09:30

Growing Farm Returns Through Soil Health

Hosted by:             Deerfield Farms, and Soil Health Partnership Farmer

Agenda:

  • Soil Health Partnership Overview: John Stewart, SHP

  • Interseeding Cover Crops:  Ryan Haden, ATI  

  • Soil Cation Balancing: Steve Culman, OSU Extension 

 

Lunch provided for registrants immediately following presentations.  To help us plan for the meal, please register by emailing Lynn at lvogel@portageswcd.org or call 330-235-6806

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Annual Meeting and Board of Supervisors Election
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Meeting and Board of Supervisors Election

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Please join us for our 72nd Annual Election!                                       

The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Portage Soil & Water Conservation District to be held in accordance with Chapter 940 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Residents or landowners, firms, and corporations that own land or occupy land in   PORTAGE COUNTY and are 18 years of age and older may vote for Supervisor. A non-resident landowner, firm, or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot.

There are three ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot:

  1. At the annual meeting, which will take place September 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Garden Meeting Room at 6970 State Route 88, Ravenna, OH 44266
  2. At the SWCD office until 4:30 p.m. on September 13, 2018; or
  3. Vote absentee by requesting the proper absentee request forms from the SWCD office at the following address: Portage SWCD, 6970 St. Rt. 88, Ravenna, Ohio, 44266

Voting starts at 6:00 p.m. with dinner provided by Ravenna’s own Guido’s Restaurant starting at 6:30 p.m. After dinner, please join us for a presentation on U.S. Trade Policy and Its Impact on the Agricultural Sector by Dr. Ian Sheldon, OSU Professor and Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing and Trade Policy.

Tickets for the dinner are $10.00. Please preorder banquet tickets by using THIS FORM. Dinner reservation requests should be received by this office no later than September 7, 2018. If you have any questions you can contact our office at 330-235-6815 for more information. Voting and the presentation are FREE. Registration for the presentation is encouraged but not required!

 

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Wonders of Soils Educator Workshop: Outdoor Explorations for Classroom Applications
Jun
13
to Jun 15

Wonders of Soils Educator Workshop: Outdoor Explorations for Classroom Applications

Brand new and just for you, the Portage & Geauga Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) invite teachers of preschool through 12th grade, college professors, and informal educators to the first ever Wonders of Soil workshop held Wednesday, June 13 - Friday, June 15, 2018.  This exciting 3-day workshop will unearth the importance of healthy soil along with creative ways to incorporate soil education into the classroom.  

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River Day Celebration
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

River Day Celebration

In Kent on Saturday May 19th, please visit us at Haymakers Farmers Market and explore family friendly activities, children's art, environmental and historical displays, aquatic animals, recreation information, stewardship opportunities, electro-fishing demonstrations, and pickup some FREE NATIVE BAREROOT SEEDLINGS courtesy of the Portage SWCD!

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Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Green Holiday

Where: Portage SWCD Meeting Room, 6970 State Route 88, Ravenna OH 44266

What: Nothing enhances the holiday season like a fresh-cut Christmas tree. The good news is there are many other traditional holiday products grown in Portage County as well! Join us for this workshop to learn more about the variety of holiday treats and decorating materials that are available from local growers. Participants will also learn how local purchases "green up" the local economy while conserving out natural resources. Come and meet our local producers and enjoy some holiday treats. 

Register: Please Contact Marybeth at mwillett@portageswcd.org. Please include name, address, and phone number. 

Other: Participants will have a chance to win several holiday-themed door prizes!

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Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

Backyard Birds

Where: Portage SWCD Meeting Room, 6970 State Route 88, Ravenna OH 44266

What: Want to attract birds to your backyard? Then please join us for this workshop with Jamey Emmert, ODNR Wildlife Specialist, to learn about the essential elements of every successful backyard habitat. Topics from landscaping for the birds to selecting bird seed, feeders, and houses will be covered. Bring your questions and join us for a cup of bird friendly coffee!

Register: Due to the popularity of this topic, reservations are encouraged. Please Contact Marybeth at mwillett@portageswcd.org. Please include name, address, and phone number. 

Other: Several nest boxes will be given as door prizes during this event!

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Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Septic Systems 101 for Homeowners

Where: Portage SWCD Meeting Room, 6970 State Route 88, Ravenna OH 44266

What: Mary Helen Smith of the Portage County Health Department will provide an overview of how a home sewage treatment system works, and what to do when a system doesn't appear to be working properly. She will define system repairs, alterations, and replacements as they pertain to the new Ohio Department of Health Sewage Treatment Regulations. Mary will also discuss the new septic tank pumping regulations as well as other critical do's and font's for homeowners. Additional information about "Point of Sale" and other Real Estate Transfer Evaluations" will be shared. Time is also scheduled for participant questions. 

Register: Contact Marybeth at millet@portageswcd.org. Please include name, address and phone number. 

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Sep
12
9:00 AM09:00

Trumbull County Land Management Workshop

Where: Trumbull County Agriculture Center, 520 West Main Street, Cortland, OH 44410

What: This workshop is sponsored by Davey Resource Group and presentations will cover a wide variety of topics including construction, drainage, water testing, wetlands, stream restoration, nutrient management, farming, forestry, ponds, etc. 

Register: Call (330) 637-2056 x3 to register for AM or PM sessions. Lunch will be provided for those participating in both sessions. 

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