2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) and its partners invite guests to stroll through organic vegetable fields, learn about pastured livestock production, consider a career in farming, savor farm-to-table feasts, and take advantage of other learning and networking opportunities during the 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.In addition to OEFFA’s 20 summer farm tours, workshops, and special events in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan, 26 other events are being presented by The Ohio State University, Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, Clintonville Farmers’ Market, and the Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance.“This year’s series is unique because we’re offering many special events celebrating OEFFA’s 40th anniversary — from field to fork meals, a craft beer social, and an OEFFA open house for members to stop in and get to know our staff and board a little better,” said OEFFA Program Director Renee Hunt.OEFFA members and the public are invited to celebrate OEFFA’s 40th anniversary during these special events:Sunday, August 4: The Farmers’ Table — Jorgensen Farms Oak Grove, Franklin Co.Sunday, August 25: 5th Annual Dinner Celebration — Maplestar Farm, Geauga Co.Saturday, October 12: Toast to Ohio’s Harvest Keg Tapping — Fibonacci Brewing Company, Hamilton Co.Friday, November 15: A Very OEFFA Open House — OEFFA, Franklin Co.Tour guests can experience sustainable agriculture up close during these OEFFA farm tours:Saturday, June 22: Community Garden Addressing Family Hunger Tour — Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center, Lucas Co.Friday, July 5: Farmer-Owned Creamery Plant and Organic Dairy Farm Tour — Green Field Farms Processing Plant and Gentle Slope Farm, Wayne Co.Wednesday, July 31: Hemp Research and Organic Grain Transition Farm Tour —Noble Organic Grains, IndianaSunday, August 10: Organic Grain Production Farm Tour and Grain Growers Chapter Meeting — Bartholomew Farms, MichiganSaturday, September 14: Mixed Vegetable, Hay, and Hops Farm Tour—Old Dutch Hops, Highland Co.Saturday, September 28: Urban Community Supported Agriculture Farm Tour—Lady Buggs Farm, Mahoning Co.Saturday, September 28: Value-Added Production Farm Tour—Dutch Creek Winery, Athens Co.Saturday, October 12: Horse-Powered Diversified Livestock and Regenerative Farm Tour — Finch Creek Farm, Greene Co.Attendees can explore a dream to farm, gain leadership skills, and more during these OEFFA workshops:Sunday, June 30: Farm Vision Workshop — Keller Market House, Fairfield Co.Tuesday, July 9: Farm Land and Labor Mixer — Hiram Field Station, Portage Co.Sundays, October-February: Heartland Farm Beginnings Training Course — OEFFA, Franklin Co. (remote learning opportunities available)Friday, December 6: Be the Change: A Leadership Training for Farmers and Farm Advocates—OEFFA, Franklin Co.Other opportunities include these OEFFA member open houses:Saturday, June 1: Snowville Creamery, Meigs Co.Saturday, July 20: Venture Heritage Farm, Wayne Co.Sunday, October 13: Pastured Providence Farmstead, Ross Co.Sunday, November 3: Foraged & Sown, Franklin Co.“Farmers sharing knowledge with other farmers has been at the core of our work for four decades. This series provides unique on-farm opportunities for growers, educators, and conscientous eaters to learn about sustainable agriculture and local foods from growers and producers with years of practical experience,” said Hunt.All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated in the series brochure.For more information and complete details for all workshops and farm tours, click here.last_img read more

Saunders retains title, stays on course to face Golovkin or Alvarez

first_imgLAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 16: Gennady Golovkin reacts after his fight with Canelo Alvarez was called a draw during their WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championionship bout at T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPLONDON — Billy Joe Saunders remained on course to challenge either Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez after Saunders defended his WBO middleweight title with a unanimous points decision over American Willie Monroe Jr. on Saturday.The 28-year-old Saunders, (25-0, 12 knockouts) was fighting for the first time under new trainer Dominic Ingle. He received scores of 117-111, 115-114, 117-112 from the three ringside judges.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:57UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: UP Fighting Maroons02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Saunders had been tipped to face the winner of the Las Vegas fight, but Golovkin retained his middleweight titles Saturday night, fighting to a 12-round draw with Alvarez in a brutal battle that ended with both fighters holding their hands aloft in victory. There is already talk of a rematch.READ: Alvarez, Golovkin fight to a brutal draw; rematch to comeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn London, it was Saunders’ superior sharpness and intent as much as his skills that secured his latest victory. Leading with the jab and also succeeding to Monroe’s body, Saunders began with a typically fast pace and faced little more than jabs in return.In the third round an accurate right uppercut hurt his challenger, and it was only when a cut opened by the bridge of his nose following an accidental clash of heads in the fourth that the American temporarily fought with greater belief. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Monroe’s record fell to 21-3, with six knockouts.Promising heavyweight Daniel Dubois had earlier earned his fifth victory from five when stopping A.J. Carter in only 48 seconds. Carter required oxygen and was immediately sent to hospital, having been knocked down three times. Gonzales picks up emotional first win in ONE Championshiplast_img read more

Saina makes shock exit, Indian campaign ends at Asian Games

first_imgIndia’s Saina Nehwal looks dejected after losing to Hong Kongs Yip Py during the quarterfinal match of the women’s singles badminton event of 16th Asian Games at Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China on Thursday. PTIIndia’s gold medal hope Saina Nehwal suffered a shock defeat in the women’s singles quarter-finals as country’s campaign ended in the badminton event of the Asian Games in Guangzhou on Thursday.World number three Saina lost 8-21 21-8 19-18 to last edition’s silver medallist and world number 12 Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong in the fiercely fought quarter-final, which lasted 46 minutes.Saina was carrying millions of Indian hopes as all of her compatriots had already crashed of their respective events early in the day.The second seed Saina came back well after surrendering the opening game but her weak net-play, in comparison to her sixth seed rival, dented her chances severely.The Indian saved a match point in the decisive game but a service error at crucial 19-20 stage sealed her fate.Both the players fought their hearts out in the third and final game. Even till the deep end the scores were tied 18-18.Yip attacked Saina’s backhand throughout the match and earned her first match point with the same strategy with a smash winner.Saina managed to save that and got her service back but unforced error on the next point brought curtains on her campaign.At Beijing Olympics also Saina had lost at the same quarter-final stage.Early in the day, men’s singles player Aravind Bhat and mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju also crashed out.advertisementBhat lost 19-21 12-21 to world number sixth Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand in his second round encounter at the Tianhe Gymnasium here.Jwala and Diju further plunged the Indian camp in dismay as they squandered a first game advantage to lose a gruelling battle against Koreans Baekcheol Shin and Hyojung Lee in the mixed doubles event.The Indian pair lost 21-17 13-21 16-21 against the Korean combination in a 36-minute match.Bhat, who had got a walk over in his opening round match against Niluka Karunaratne of Sri Lanka, found it tough to negotiate the smashes of Poonsana as the Thai player scored 20 smash points compared to Bhat’s seven.In the first game, Bhat caught up with Poonsana after trailing 5-10 to make it 12-12 and moved neck-to-neck till 17-17 but the Thai shuttler marched ahead from there on.In the second game, Poonsana opened a six point lead and did not allow the Indian to come back as Bhat’s game crumbled.Bhat’s compatriot and Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Parupalli Kashyap had made a first round exit on Wednesday.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Williams must relocate their charisma to be among F1 history-makers again

first_imgShare on Messenger Pinterest The 1986 road accident that cost Frank Williams the use of his limbs did not stop him and his equally strong-willed technical chief, Patrick Head, pursuing the winning strategy that brought them both knighthoods. But among the pivotal moments, none looks more fateful than the decision in 1997 to deny Adrian Newey – the genius who designed title-winning cars for Mansell, Prost, Hill and Villeneuve – the slice of the company he felt he had earned, thus opening the door for his departure and further success with McLaren and Red Bull.Many replacements have been tried, but none has come close to matching what Newey brought to the team. After the last race Lowe admitted that more than half the season will have gone before they can hope to improve their performance.So they will arrive this week in Monaco, where Rosberg won for them in 1983 and Juan Pablo Montoya in 2003, without much chance of living up to their own legacy. No one wants to see them follow Vanwall, Cooper, BRM and Lotus into oblivion; apart from sentimental considerations, there are around 600 jobs at stake. But, sadly, the way forward is not easy to see.• This article was amended on 23 May 2018. Tony Vandervell was known as a successful manufacturer of plain bearings, not ball bearings as an earlier version said. Formula One Think of Williams and you think of Mansell dummying Piquet on Silverstone’s Hangar Straight to take the lead in 1987, and sitting it out with Ayrton Senna’s McLaren as the sparks flew in Barcelona in 1991. You remember the tragedy of Senna at Imola in 1994 and Hill’s magisterial performance to take the title at Suzuka two years later.Stack those images up against the sight of Stroll, 19 years old, and Sirotkin, 22, struggling round at the back of the field, whatever fledgling talent they may possess obscured by the deficiencies of a car that the large chunks of the team’s £120m budget contributed by their personal sponsors – in Stroll’s case, his dad, in Sirotkin’s, a Russian financial institution – have been unable to fix.Amid constant changes of technical personnel, not even the arrival of Paddy Lowe, formerly a key man at McLaren and Mercedes, has done the trick. Claire Williams, who has taken over her 76-year-old father’s role as the team’s public face, recently announced that they will not win again until F1 changes its rules to give some help to the smaller outfits. “It’s naive to believe that if you just work hard, you’ll be rewarded,” she said.But she had the grace to accept some of the blame. “There are teams with less money than we have who are doing a better job,” she said. There could be even less when they lose their main sponsor, Martini, at the end of the season. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Williams at 40: ‘Frank Williams is the closest we have to an Enzo Ferrari’ Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Williams Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Facebook Topics Share on Twitter Sergey Sirotkin’s 2018 Williams has so far struggled to be competitive. Photograph: Mark Sutton/Sutton Images/REX/Shutterstock Share on Facebook Support The Guardian Lewis Hamilton’s and Mercedes’ problems not solved in Barcelona Motor sport Formula One 2018 Read more Read more Jones would be followed by Keke Rosberg in 1982, Nelson Piquet in 1987, Nigel Mansell in 1992, Alain Prost in 1993, Damon Hill in 1996 and Jacques Villeneuve in 1997. The last race victory came in 2012, when Pastor Maldonado won in Spain. Their last pole position was claimed two years later by Felipe Massa in Austria, before a race in which he and Valtteri Bottas finished fourth and third respectively.That day alone the two Williams drivers collected 27 championship points. So far this season, with five rounds of the series gone, their successors, Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin, have earned precisely four points, all of them awarded for Stroll’s modest eighth place in Baku.Intrinsically there is no shame in being among F1’s also-rans. If you have a field of 20 cars from 10 unequally resourced teams, at least a third of them are never going to make it on to the podium, even in the most freakish circumstances. This, however, is a team boasting 114 race victories (only Ferrari and McLaren have won more). A team with tradition, character, charisma and pride. A team whose cars have won everywhere that F1 history is made, from Monaco to Monza, from Spa to Suzuka. Share on Pinterest Reuse this content Share via Email Twitter comment A slow racing car never looks good, and the current Williams F1 machines resemble a pair of wounded white whales as they lumber round at the tail of this season’s field, outpaced by ravenous sharks and nimble dolphins. You even find yourself half-hoping that some Captain Ahab is going to come along and put them out of their misery.Two weekends ago their cars could complete the Spanish Grand Prix only 11th and last of the 14 finishers. Yet this is a team who have won the F1 constructors’ championship on no fewer than nine occasions. Sixty years ago the very first constructors’ title was captured by the Vanwalls of Tony Vandervell, a successful manufacturer of plain bearings. His ambition was to trounce the team of Enzo Ferrari, who had once sold him a duff car. Having succeeded, he withdrew. He was followed by two brilliant engineers, John Cooper and Colin Chapman, whose vision of lightweight rear-engined machines remains the guiding principle of today’s designers.Then came a generation of team owners – Ken Tyrrell, Frank Williams and McLaren’s Ron Dennis – whose gift was for management rather than design. They resembled Enzo Ferrari in that they did not design the cars themselves. They were talent-spotters, and they were particularly adept at raising the funds to run their teams.This is the year in which Frank Williams, a racing-mad hustler, should be celebrating the 40th anniversary of his success in finally getting his ducks in a row, of assembling a team built around a brilliant technical director, a potential champion driver, and a sponsor with bags of money. He didn’t win a grand prix in 1978, but it was obvious that he meant business and two years later he saw Alan Jones, his No 1 driver, crowned world champion. Share on WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgHot on the heels of the recent NSW Junior State Cup almost 1500 junior Touch Footballers will converge on the Glasshouse Sports Club on the Sunshine Coast, for the 2005 Queensland Junior State Cup from July 1-3. The teams will travel from all around Queensland, with several new country entrants in 2005. The competition is the largest Junior Touch Football event in the State and will bring the future of Queensland and Australia’s elite teams to the Sunshine Coast. Competition will be in the Under 11’s, Under 13’s, Under 15’s and Under 17’s in both girls and boys divisions, with the Gold Coast always one of the strongest teams at the tournament. With several new country sides traveling to the tournament however, QTA organisers are hinting that there may just be the odd upset on the cards here and there throughout the tournament. Games begin around 1pm on Friday July 1 and will start at 8am on Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3. Finals for the Under 11’s will be held on Saturday July 2 and on Sunday July 3 for all other age groups. ATA Tournament Director and IT guru Jon Pratt has refined the art of running our National Touch League and Under 18 Championships since 1997, as well as run several International events such as World Cups, Youth World Cups and International School events. He will be traveling to Queensland to help with the smarter web program, the computer software that builds ladders, draws, keeps statistics and can publish minute by minute info for all those interested in the results of the Queensland Junior State Cup. While at the event Jon will be helping to up skill and teach the Queensland Touch Association (QTA) staff about the program, how it works and how to use it to better service the Touch public during major events such as this. He will also be able to work with the affiliates at the event, providing information on the software that’s available for their weekly competition in their home regions. The event has already gathered interest from local media outlets, including newspapers and radio, with advertisements and stories being run regularly. ATA Media Manager Rachel Moyle, will be working with QTA staff in the lead up to the event, helping to promote the event further and push regular media releases and information to the Queensland media. With the event drawing such a large number of participants from all around Australia this is another chance for ATA and QTA to work together in promoting the sport further to the Queensland public and developing the resources we use in running Touch competitions and tournaments. It is fantastic to see such large numbers and interest in events such as the Queensland and also NSW Junior State Cup and promises much for the future of the sport in the states and at a national level.last_img read more

Video: Laquon Treadwell, Denzel Nkemdiche Both Back Sprinting After Broken Ankles

first_imgLaquon Treadwell, Denzel Nkemdiche working out after injuries.If the Ole Miss Rebels are going to return to form in 2015, they’re going to need all of their star players to get healthy by September. Luckily, it looks like both wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche are ahead of schedule in recovering from broken ankle injuries this past season. Treadwell posted a video of the duo doing sprints this past weekend. They both look to be moving pretty well, all things considered.Ole Miss made some serious noise in the SEC West this year before injuries eventually derailed their dreams of a historic season. Perhaps they’ll be a force to reckon with again in 2015.last_img

Mens Basketball No 17 Ohio State welcomes Indiana in first matchup of

Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) works his way into the lane in the first half of the game against Penn State on Jan. 25 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNo. 17 Ohio State (18-5, 9-1 Big Ten) suffered a devastating loss at home to Penn State, falling 82-79 on a buzzer-beating, near-half-court shot from guard Tony Carr for its first Big Ten loss of the season.After four days of rest, which ties their longest break of the season, the Buckeyes will try to get back in the win column at 7 p.m. Tuesday when they welcome Indiana (12-10, 5-5 Big Ten) to the Schottenstein Center.Projected StartersIndiana:G — Josh Newkirk — Redshirt senior, 6-foot-1, 195 lbs., 8.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.9 apgG — Zach McRoberts — Redshirt junior, 6-foot-6, 205 lbs., 2.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.5 apgG — Robert Johnson — Senior, 6-foot-3, 195 lbs., 14.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.5 apgF — Juwan Morgan — Junior, 6-foot-8, 230 lbs., 16.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.2 apgF — Justin Smith — Freshman, 6-foot-7, 220 lbs., 5.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 0.3 apgOhio State:G — C.J. Jackson — Junior, 6-foot-1, 175 lbs., 13.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.4 apgG — Kam Williams — Redshirt senior, 6-foot-2, 185 lbs., 8.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.6 apgF — Keita Bates-Diop — Redshirt junior, 6-foot-7, 235 lbs., 19.9 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.3 apgF — Jae’Sean Tate — Senior, 6-foot-4, 230 lbs., 12.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.8 apgC — Kaleb Wesson — Freshman, 6-foot-9, 270 lbs., 11.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.1 apgMiller vs. HoltmannBefore accepting the head coaching position at Indiana, Archie Miller was Dayton’s head coach from 2011 to 2017 and an Ohio State assistant coach under Thad Matta from 2007 to 2009. His Ohio roots made him appear to be the most-likely successor when Ohio State and Matta parted ways.However, Miller took the Indiana job in March, three months before Matta was fired by Ohio State. Five days after Matta‘s tenure ended, Ohio State hired former Butler head coach Chris Holtmann to run the sputtering program.Indiana was not exactly a program coming off a sterling 2016-17 season. But given Ohio State’s losses of Trevor Thompson, JaQuan Lyle and Marc Loving, most people viewed the Hoosiers as the more potent Big Ten team. Instead, the Hoosiers have trudged through an inconsistent season while Ohio State has become a surprise Big Ten title contender. Still, it is too early for either coach’s tenure to be judged. But the rapid rise of the Buckeyes and the tradition of the Hoosiers makes Tuesday’s game the first installment of a new-era matchup between two coaches assigned with the task of getting their programs back to the top. Holtmann said he has not put too much thought into the narrative of the game between two of college basketball’s up-and-coming coaches, but knows those conversations will circulate around the programs.“Obviously, there were, what, three new coaches in the league. So to some degree, you recognize that there’s always going to be some comparison when you have three new coaches in the league,” Holtmann said. “How are they doing? What’s their year shaped up like? And I’m sure that will continue in the years to come.”Scouting IndianaIndiana has been involved in a number of close games lately, with each of its past three games being decided by single digits. Unfortunately for the Hoosiers, two of those were losses, including a 73-71 defeat at home to a middling Illinois team. Miller’s squad has been strong in the interior, shooting with 54.2 percent on 2-point field goals and holding teams to just 47.9 percent inside the 3-point arc. Both percentages place the Hoosiers in the top-100 teams in the nation. Outside the perimeter has been a different story. The Hoosiers have allowed opponents to shoot 37.8 percent from 3-point range, 297th-best in the country. Offensively, they have only mustered a 30.5 percent 3-point shooting percentage, which is 335th-best out of 351 total teams. Forward Juwan Morgan, who typically starts at center, leads the Hoosiers with both 16.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game this season. Like the team, he has struggled to shoot from 3-point range with only a 26.5 percent clip, but has shot 65.2 percent inside the perimeter.While Ohio State does not rely on 3-point shooting, it is a team that can shoot from beyond the arc with accuracy. The Buckeyes’ 3-point percentage of 36.3 percent is the 113th-highest rate in the country. They also defend teams well, both outside the arc (34.1 percent allowed) and inside (46.1 percent allowed). With interior defenders like redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop and freshman center Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State will force the Hoosiers to find production outside of the paint and will make Miller rely more heavily on his guards than usual. read more

Eric Dier More English youngsters should go abroad like Sancho

first_imgMore English youngsters should emulate Jadon Sancho’s example and move to a foreign football club, says Eric DierAt just 18 years old, Sancho has already become an integral member of Borussia Dortmund and won his first three England caps recently.This comes after Sancho made the bold move in 2017 to leave Manchester City for Dortmund in Germany – a decision which is paying dividends for him now.Dier, who himself rose through the youth ranks at Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, now hopes to see more young English talent go abroad.The Tottenham midfielder will return “home” to Portugal for the Nations League semi-finals in June.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It will be the first time I go back and play there since I left – it will be very special,” said Dier, according to the Telegraph.“It’s my home so I am very happy to go back. I hope players continue to do what Jadon is doing.“That’s so important for their development. Not just as a footballer but as a man.“He’s out of his comfort zone and he’s living by himself in a foreign country. Those experiences are important for you to grow as a person.”Sancho has managed 5 goals and eight assists in 17 appearances for Dortmund across all competitions this season.last_img read more