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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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Free Movie Screening: GMO OMG

Saturday, April 26, 7 p.m., Athena Cinema, Athens, Ohio

Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m., Gateway Film Center, Columbus, Ohio

Space is limited. To RSVP or for more information, email policy@oeffa.org or call (614) 421-2022 Ext. 208.



Five Day Solar Electric Workshop

Monday, June 16- Friday, June 20, OEFFA Office, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, Ohio

Learn how to design and install solar photovoltaic systems with Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station. For more information, click here or call (614) 421-2022 Ext. 206. The deadline to register is June 11.


Non-OEFFA Member Registration: $970
OEFFA Member Registration: $930

OEFFA's 35th Annual Conference:

Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground

February 15-16, Granville, Ohio

Thanks to all our attendees, presenters, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, and others who helped make our 2014 conference a success! To purchase workshop and keynote recordings, click here or call (800) 233-DOVE Ext. 116.


Creating Smart Food Safety Regulations

Protecting Ohio's Farmland from Fracking

Passing a Sustainable Farm Bill

Labeling Genetically Engineered Food and Protecting Farmers from Monsanto

Protecting Farmers from the Worst Effects of Climate Change

Ensuring Balanced Ohio Livestock Care Standards

Protecting a Consumer's Right to Know What's In Their Milk
Protecting Ohio's Lakes from Toxic Algae

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

Policy Program Coordinator -- Posted 4/24/14

Certification Assistant Program Director-- Posted 4/15/14

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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