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A good dinner can satisfy more than just our appetite. A vibrant, local food system can provide Ohio's family farmers with a secure income, while protecting our environment and meeting the growing consumer demand for fresh, safe, healthy food.

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) was formed in 1979 and is a membership-based, grassroots organization, dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable, ecological, and healthful food systems.

OEFFA's membership includes farmers, consumers, gardeners, chefs, teachers, researchers, retailers, and students. Together, we are working to recreate a regionally-scaled farming, processing, and distribution system that moves food from farm to local fork.

The 2015 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series

June 3- October 24

Presented by OEFFA, OSU, and the Clintonville Farmers' Market, this series features nearly 50 farm tours, 10 workshops, and a farm to table benefit dinner. Click here to view the brochure.

   

OEFFA's 37th Annual Conference

Growing Right by Nature

February 12-14, 2016

Granville, Ohio

Save the date! Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference features keynote speakers, approximately 100 workshops, local and organic meals, full-day pre-conference events, and more.  Registration will open in December. Click here to learn more.

   

The Farmers' Table

A Gathering in Celebration of Ohio Farms and Flavors

Sunday, August 30, 4 p.m.

Maplestar Farm, Auburn Township

Tour Maplestar Farm and enjoy carefully crafted, locally sourced hors d'oeuvres and a four course meal with drink pairings. All proceeds will support OEFFA. Ticket sales are now closed. Click here to learn more.

   

Solar Electric Workshops

Join OEFFA and Blue Rock Station for a five day training course to learn how to design and install solar PV systems. Learn more here.

 

October 26-30, Wooster, OH

Note: This event was previously scheduled for October 12-16.

Register Now:

OEFFA Members
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Organic Livestock and Poultry Health Series

OSU's Department of Veterinary Medicine and OEFFA are providing education and resources to veterinarians, Extension educators, and other professionals who work with certified organic livestock herds and flocks. To learn more, click here.

Upcoming Events:

Monitoring Health Events in Dairy Herds--Thursday, September 10, 12 p.m. Register here

   

Farm Policy Matters:

Food Safety

Fracking

Federal Sustainable and Organic Programs

Labeling GE Food

Protecting Ohio's Water Quality

Climate Change

Advocacy Toolkit

Upcoming Webinar:

Advocacy: What, Why, and How

Monday, September 21, 6:30 p.m.

Register here.

   

OEFFA/Countryside Conservancy Specialty Crop Project

Click here to watch past webinars and view past workshop materials.

   

OEFFA Job Announcements and Internship Opportunities

OEFFA Certification Administrative Assistant

Education Program Intern

Policy Program Intern

Certification Program Intern

 
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