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.


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. Tickets are now on sale! Click here to learn more and to save your seat at the table.


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.

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OEFFA Members

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:

A Basic Approach to Poultry Disease Diagnosis

Monday, July 27, 12-1 p.m. ET

Improving Milk Quality

Monday, August 3, 12-1 p.m. ET


Farm Policy Matters:

Creating Smart Food Safety Regulations

Protecting Ohio's Farmland from Fracking

Promoting Federal Sustainable and Organic Programs

Labeling GE Food and Standing Up for Organic Farmers

Protecting Ohio's Water Quality through Sustainable Farming Practices

Protecting Farmers from the Worst Effects of Climate Change

Advocacy Toolkit


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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    Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association 
    41 Croswell Rd.
    Columbus OH 43214

    Phone: (614) 421-2022   Fax: (614) 421-2011



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