Emmett Ridge Farm & Events

Emmett Ridge Farms
Emmett Ridge Farms aerial view
Location
1805 Lindale Nicholsville Rd, Clermont County, Ohio
Nearest cityAmelia, Ohio
Coordinates38.984531N, -84.202944W Coordinates:
Area132 acres (53.4185 hecta acre)
Built1996
Websitehttp://www.emmettridgefarms.com

Emmett Ridge Farms was founded by Jeremy and Lauren Boswell on the former site of Lindale Golf Course in November 2018.  Emmett Ridge Farm was established to demonstrate improved mixed-land use agricultural methods incorporating an entire ecosystem.  They are known for their ethical animal treatment and fair land use, returning much of the nutrients consumed by animals back to the land in a continuous farming cycle. This crop-livestock system has been found to have a net positive impact on the environment and animals while enabling local communities to be less dependant on global food supply chains.​1,2​

History

After dedicating his early career to the marine corp, Jeremy Boswell moved from North Carolina back to Batavia Ohio where he met his wife in 2003.  Lauren Boswell has a degree in communications from Miami University and works in the veterinary pharmaceutical field. Together they shared a dream of experimenting with improved agricultural techniques and bought their first property in 2008.

Location

The original Emmett Ridge Farm was located in Brown County Ohio. The name ‘Emmett’ was chosen for a Germanic definition of hard working and industrious leader.​3​ Part of its original structures was moved to be incorporated into the new location in Amelia, Ohio in 2018. The farm sits on 132 acres with 7 ponds and an accessible concrete path winding through the entire property.  Emmett Ridge has plans to create a lasting impact on the agricultural history of Clermont County through its mixed-land use and agricultural techniques.

Mixed-Use Agriculture

Emmett Ridge Farms grows kale, strawberries, blueberries, honey bees. More importantly, Boswell invested in heritage breed dogs and Highland livestock which are known for their light grazing.  The farm also raises chickens and turkeys on pasture. Emmett Ridge experimented with stock raising, crop rotation, soil fertilization, and diversified farming—rather than the usual focus on a one or two cash crops—as a solution to many of the agricultural challenges of the day.

Their collective ten years of farming experience have shown that man’s agricultural activities must be balanced with the environment’s capacity to sustain them. ​4​ Added benefits of diversified agro-ecosystem also include natural pest control.​5​

Emmett Ridge Event Center

After moving locations, the Boswells decided to dedicate a new event facility to driving the education of ethical farming. In May 2019 they established the Emmett Ridge Event Center consisting of 8000 square feet of event space and a full-service kitchen. The mixed-use facility is particularly distinctive, consisting of two large ballroom wings joined by a connecting hallway with its own gambrel roof and a full-service bar. They are excited to start hosting corporate events, team building, educational field trips, and weddings with a farm to table feel.

References

  1. 1.
    Gibon A. Mixed crop-livestock systems: An economic and environmental-friendly way of farming? . Cambridge University Press. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/animal/article/mixed-croplivestock-systems-an-economic-and-environmentalfriendly-way-of-farming/85BE7A8AAC973A6CC3CD0D075B71AF0E. Published October 1, 2012. Accessed May 19, 2019.
  2. 2.
    Monzote F. Farming like we’re here to stay : the mixed farming alternative for Cuba. Wageningen University & Research staff. https://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/wurpubs/369587. Published January 1, 2008. Accessed May 18, 2019.
  3. 3.
    Press BC. Local family operates ethically raised animal facility. Brown County Press. https://browncountypress.com/news/305/local-family-operates-ethically-raised-animal-facility. Published July 14, 2016. Accessed May 5, 2019.
  4. 4.
    Blackburn H, Steinfeild H. Chapter 3: Mixed Farming Systems & the Environment. Commission of the European Communities, the World Bank; 1995:132. http://www.fao.org/3/x5303e/x5303e09.htm#chapter%203:%20mixed%20farming%20systems%20&%20the%20environment. Accessed May 19, 2019.
  5. 5.
    Links A. Diversifying Agro-Ecosystems to Suppress Crop Pests. Agrilinks Feed the Future. https://www.agrilinks.org/post/diversifying-agroecosystems-suppress-crop-pests. Published June 1, 2018. Accessed May 5, 2019.

Excel Supplements

Excel Supplements is a Dietary Supplement derived from the Camelina Sativa plant intended for Equine, Livestock, and Canine use. Located in Saint Bernard, Ohio Excel was founded in 2014.

Products and components

Excel supplements are comprised in varying quantities of Omega-3 (Eicosapentaenoic Acid), Omega-6, Omega-9, Vitamin E, Camelina Polyphenols, and Olive Triterpenes (Maslinic Acid)​1​.

Uses

The Center for Biological Diversity has found that traditional pasture grazing has significant negative impacts on local biodiversity. Additionally, nutrient deficiencies caused by a lack of biodiversity is common in pasture grazing equine and livestock due to widespread environmental degradation​1​. Limited availability of vitamin E intake is associated with White Muscle Disease and autoimmune deficiencies in equine and livestock.

Proper supplement nutrition such as the vitamins found in Excel has been found to beneficially compensate for the lack of vitamins in traditional pasture grazing by veterinarians and researchers.​2​ Additionally, maslinic acid is a principal source of fat found in the Mediterranean diet. The beneficial effects found in its consumption include protection against DNA damage, tumors, and cardioprotective properties.​3​

Use Cases of Excel Supplement in Equine and Livestock:

Research

Supplement intake is generally safe, but research is still ongoing with regard to what health effects dietary supplements have. Evidence of health effects of supplements comes largely from prospective cohort studies which evaluate health differences between groups that take supplements and groups that do not. Correlations between supplement intake and health found by such studies may not result from supplements themselves but may reflect underlying characteristics of supplement-takers. The Office of Dietary Supplements of the United States National Institutes of Health, the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate of Canada, and the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia alongside public and private research groups maintain research databases that provide evidence-based reviews, population studies, and ingredient databases available to the public.

See also

References

  1. 1.
    Society H. An HSI Report: The Impact of Animal Agriculture on Global Warming and Climate Change. Humane Society International; 2011:27. https://www.humanesociety.org/sites/default/files/docs/hsus-report-agriculture-global-warming-and-climate-change.pdf. Accessed May 14, 2019.
  2. 2.
    Peyraud JL. Effects of Feeding Camelina (Seeds or Meal) on Milk Fatty Acid Composition and Butter Spreadability. Science Direct. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022030207719835. Published November 1, 2007. Accessed May 14, 2019.
  3. 3.
    Dharmesh S. Maslinic Acid Enhances Signals for the Recruitment of Macrophages and Their Differentiation to M1 State. US National Library of Medicine  National Institutes of Health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4364129/. Published March 4, 2015. Accessed May 14, 2019.

1628 LTD

1628 Ltd is a Coworking office located in the historic Doctor’s Building in Cincinnati Ohio. It was founded in 2016 by Tamara Schwarting​1​. The name 1628 derives from the moment in history when the word, ‘coworking’ is first published in a book by John Jackson titled “The Worthy Church-Man.” In addition to being recognized for its visual appeal and hospitality, 1628 curates art from the Cincinnati community on a quarterly basis. Installations have included:

  • December 2017: Treasures in Black & White
  • March 2018: The Pieces I Am
  • June 2018: Chro•Ma
  • September 2018: Behind the Mask6
  • March 2019: /just to be alive/7

n March 2019, 1628 Ltd expanded for a second time from the original 6000 square feet to 16000 square feet, adding second and third-floor private offices.8

REFERENCES

  1. Purnell, Hannah (2017-01-10). “Beyond the coffee shop: Cincy co-working scene diversifies to meet growing demand”. Forbes. Retrieved 2017-01-10.
  2. Women, Elevate (2018-11-30). “What To Consider When Designing A Workplace That Inspires”. Forbes. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  3. Jackson, John (1628-01-01). The Worth Church-man. Book. Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  4. MERRITT, Jennifer (2017-04-22). “If A Boutique Hotel And An Office Had A Baby, It Would Be The Co-Working Space 1628”. Cincinnati Refined. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  5. Konnermann, Alyssa (2018-10-05). “FOUR DOWNTOWN SPOTS WHERE YOU CAN GET TO WORK”. Cincinnati Magazine. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
  6. Radio, WVXU (2018-09-12).“Behind the Mask: Contemporary Portraiture and the Pursuit of Self”. WVXU Public Broadcast. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  7. Picks, CAA (2019-04-02). “CWA PICKS FOR APRIL 2019”. CAA News. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  8. Caproni, Erin (2019-03-27). “Downtown Cincinnati coworking space expands”. CAA News. Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  1. 1.
    Purnell H. Beyond the coffee shop: Cincy co-working scene diversifies to meet growing demand. Forbes. http://www.soapboxmedia.com/features/011017-beyond-coffee-shop-coworking-demand.aspx. Published January 10, 2017. Accessed January 10, 2017.

Perspective 3-D

Perspective 3-D was founded as a digital marketing company in 2016 by Sherry Rennick in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2017 Sherry extended her base service offerings to include industry-specific marketing for the Matterport community.

Marketing professionals and corporations from all over the world are experiencing tremendous benefit from using technologically advanced 3D solutions for property documentation, facility management and viewer engagement. Businesses are gaining increased exposure and remote teams are able to communicate virtually.

Our 3D and Virtual Reality solutions are designed to support any industry that uses, modifies, communicates about, or markets real-world places.

External Links:

Perspective 3-D Youtube Channel

Perspective 3D Facebook Page

Cinci360 & RCE Present at ICRI

Reality Capture Experts Dustin Gardener and Cinci360 Aubrey Backscheider will be outlining the 3D Mapping Business Advantages for the Architectural, Engineering, & Construction industries.  In this session, we will get a high-level overview of case studies that have helped businesses like Cartridge Brewery create a collaborative project between the investors, developers, and owners of the business. We covered the following topics in a 1-hour presentation:

  • Drone & Aerial Mapping
  • Scan to CAD Deliverables
  • Inspection coverage
  • 99.9% Accurate measuring
  • Insurance Documentation
  • Asset Media Tagging
  • Time/Cost Advantages
  • Easy Cloud Collaboration

Cinci360 WBENC Certification

wbenc certification

Cinci360 Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Cincinnati, OH —11/28/2018— Cinci360, a business specializing in 3D Data and IT Services, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Ohio River Valley, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  Being a part of a network of women owned businesses means empowering our fellow female Entrepreneurs for success.

 

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Name of RPO is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

 

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

About WBENC:
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.