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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.

 

 

My organic certification gives my customers confidence in the integrity of my produce and enables me to earn a fair price for my products and build a sustainable business that pays the bills. OEFFA has educated the public about organic food and they helped me connect with other farmers, customers, and local markets.

Here’s my pledge to you: I’m going to help save the family farm. I’m going to live and work in harmony with the Earth while also creating an economically viable business that my son can take over someday. I couldn’t do this without the support and community I get from OEFFA. Please consider making your financial pledge to the organization that helps me.

Will you support OEFFA’s work by donating $52? Just $1 a week will foster OEFFA’s work to nurture family farmers and sustainable food systems that nourish our bodies, our communities, and our environment. To make a donation, click here.

Then, join us as we open our barn doors for a free tour of Birdsong Farm this summer. Please consider opening your wallet for the organization that has been bringing farmers and consumers together during this free public farm tour series for more than 30 years.

P.S. Please feel free to share this message with your friends, family, and neighbors!

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OEFFA's 36th Annual Conference

February 14-15, 2015

Save the date! Ohio's largest sustainable agriculture conference will feature keynote speakers, more than 100 workshops, local and organic meals, three full-day pre-conference events on February 13, a kids' conference, childcare, a trade show, and Saturday evening entertainment. More information coming soon! Find exhibitor and sponsor information here. Public registration will open in December.

   

Upcoming Webinars

The Food Safety Modernization Act: What the Proposed Rules Mean for Farmers and Local Food

Monday, December 1—2 p.m.

Join OEFFA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, and the University of Illinois Extension for a webinar to learn about what the new food safety proposals mean for farmers and local food. To register, click here.

   

Who's In Charge? An Information Session on the 70,000 Miles of Proposed Pipelines in Ohio

Thursday, November 206:30-8:30 p.m.

Ohio University, Porter Hall Room 105, Athens, Ohio

Farmers, landowners, neighbors, and communities need to understand the environmental and financial risks of pipeline development. Speakers include Ted Auch of FracTracker Alliance and Nathan Johnson of the Ohio Environmental Council. For more information, click here or call (614) 421-2022 Ext. 208.

   

Organic Livestock and Poultry Health Series

The Ohio State University's Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine and OEFFA have joined together to provide education and resources to veterinarians, Extension educators, and other professionals who work with certified organic livestock herds and flocks. To learn more about this series and the events scheduled, click here.

   

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 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

Education Program Intern

Policy Program Intern

Certification Program Intern

 
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