Some of the best conversations and discussions have occurred around the family kitchen table. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, lunch, or snack and join us from our kitchen table or yours to engage in conversations in-person or “virtually” on September 20, 21, and 22, 2022 for “Kitchen Table Conversations” hosted by the Ohio Women in Agriculture of Ohio State University Extension.
These sessions are offered during the Farm Science Review daily from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM. In-person sessions will be located on the north side of the Firebaugh Building at 384 Friday Avenue at our kitchen table. ZOOM session registration is required to participate. Register at https://go.osu.edu/2022fsrkitchentableconversation
Programs will focus on key topics related to health, marketing, finance, legal, and production for women in agriculture. Each topic will feature a leading expert and moderators to generate dialogue and empower discussion among participants. A list of daily topics and leaders is provided below.
Tuesday: When death happens — Managing the farm without your business partner
Death can change everything, especially your ability to manage the farm without your business partner. How can you better prepare to manage your farm business without your spouse or sibling? Learn some strategies that can help you plan for the challenge of managing a farm alone.
SPEAKER: David Marrison, OSU Extension Educator, Coshocton County
Female Farmer Financing Options: Opportunities with USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Loans
Come participate in this kitchen table conversation on how you can find unique farmland financing options for females, veterans, and minority farmers. Learn a little bit more about the requirements, normal rates, and roles.
SPEAKER: Eric Richer, OSU Extension Educator, Fulton County
The Devil is in the Details: Communication and Record Keeping for Improving Farm Management
Family farms are only as good as their communication. A record-keeping system is a valuable form of communication when the level of detail fits the needs of the farm decision-makers. Useful record keeping can move a farm management team beyond the basic tax return to exploring problem-solving and strengthening the family farm business.
SPEAKER: Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension Educator, Defiance County
Your host for the event will be Extension Professionals of the OSU Extension Ohio Women in Agriculture Team. Visit our display inside the Firebaugh Building for additional women in agriculture opportunities.