OSU Extension Offers Farmers' Market Series This Winter

February 1, 2010

OWENSVILLE, Ohio – Ohio State University Extension will offer two workshops this winter as part of its Farmers' Market series for those interested in learning about food safety and direct marketing.

The first workshop, "Food Safety Update," will be held Feb. 23 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust Street, Owensville, Ohio.

Guest speaker will be Kathleen Cooper, a food safety specialist with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Cooper will cover such topics as food rules and regulations, meat labeling and egg labeling. She will also lead a question and answer session.

The second workshop, "Direct Marketing," will be held March 3 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust Street, Owensville, Ohio.

Guest speaker will be Julie Fox, OSU South Centers direct marketing specialist. Fox will cover such topics as what's new in marketing and marketing trends for 2010. She will also share marketing examples related to farmers' markets and vendors.

The cost of each workshop is $5 per person and can be paid at the door, but attendees are encouraged to RSVP to ensure enough materials are provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact Latham Farley, OSU Extension educator, at (513) 732-7070 or e-mail farley.142@cfaes.osu.edu.

Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Latham Farley