Area briefs

Grant seeking class planned

TIPP CITY — Area nonprofits looking for new sources of funding are invited to a free two hour class from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Tipp City Library.

Sponsored by Edison Community College, the Tipp City Library and Tipp City Foundation, the class delves into the Foundation Directory Online, a database for grant seekers of more than 140,000 grant makers.

In addition to the grant seeking session, topics of grant writing dos and don’ts and the art of the thank you will be explored.

Hot brunch is included. Though free, advance registration is required. Go online to and click on events. Registration can also be found on Eventbrite. RSVP by Jan. 5, 2018.

Farm recordkeeping workshop offered

MIAMI COUNTY — Looking to get more out of your recordkeeping? Miami County OSU Extension-Miami County will host Bruce Clevenger, extension educator in Defiance County, for a workshop on using software to keep farm books. The two-part program will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Extension meeting room of the Troy Courthouse, 201 W. Main St.

Participants will learn to set up accounts using an “example farm”; categorize income and expenses; run tax reports; and prepare farm production reports.

The deadline for early bird registration at $75 per farm business (two people maximum) is Feb. 9. After Feb. 9, the cost is $100 per farm business (two people max). This workshop is limited to 10 farms.

Find more information visit or contact Amanda Bennett at (937) 440-3945 or