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online 

Sunday, August 9, 2020
7:00 pm.

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If you live in or surrounding the southwest quadrant of Ohio, OEFFA's Southwest Chapter (SWOEFFA) is for you! SWOEFFA has a standing meeting the second Sunday of each month at 7 p.m.

Get the most out of your OEFFA membership by joining in these meetings!

Participants will discuss updates on policy affecting family farmers and consumers as well as all the latest on OEFFA's 2021 conference going virtual!

Carrying forward from prior meetings, there will be a continued discussion on pharmaceuticals vs. healthy eating.

Join us by phone or computer! Login information is as follows:
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Join by computer:
https://OEFFA.zoom.us/j/95768623948
Meeting ID: 957 6862 3948

Join by phone:
(929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 957 6862 3948

Find your local number: https://OEFFA.zoom.us/u/acdnv6o8vc

Location:
Zoom meeting

Contact:
Cori Yaeger / (513) 706-9323 /

https://oeffa.org/documents/Chapter_Profile_SWOEFFA.pdf

 

online 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
11:00 a.m.

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The Farmers of Organic Delicacies living in Ashland, Holmes, Lorain, Medina, Stark, Summit, and Wayne counties will be meeting via Zoom to share how you have been participating in farmers markets and making it work and otherwise how everyone is getting food to consumers in these unusual times.

You can join this meeting with or without an internet connection using the login information here:

Join Zoom meeting by computer:
https://OEFFA.zoom.us/j/92153870442
Meeting ID: 921 5387 0442

Join Zoom meeting by phone:
(929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 921 5387 0442

Find your local number: https://OEFFA.zoom.us/u/abwL099CKA

It's time we gather in support of our chapter mission to educate consumers and farmers on the value of sustainable and organic products, to market those local products, and to facilitate connections between farmers and communities!

Location:
Zoom meeting

Contact:
Sheryl Grant / (440) 926-3114 /

 

online 

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
7:00 p.m.

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If you are an OEFFA member residing or farming in Knox, Licking, Coshocton, or Delaware counties, this get-together is for you! This meeting will give you a chance to have a voice in the organization and to contribute to OEFFA's mission. Join in to fuel efforts in creating the future for sustainable agriculture in your region of the state!

Join Zoom meeting by computer:
https://OEFFA.zoom.us/j/95422338084
Meeting ID: 954 2233 8084

Join Zoom meeting by phone:
(929) 205-6099 (long-distance rates may apply)
Meeting ID: 954 2233 8084

Location:
Zoom meeting

Contact:
Jim Holtsberry / (740) 502-6844 /

 

online 

Thursday, August 13, 2020
12:00 p.m.

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OEFFA's Grain Growers Chapter will be "meeting" on Zoom every other Thursday for a lunch-time chat at noon. We will be covering topics like the weather's effect on crops, markets, fraudulent imports, and whatever else is of importance to whomever joins in for the call.

You don't need a webcam to join the meeting; you can join by phone or computer.

Join Zoom video meeting:
https://OEFFA.zoom.us/j/945373779
Meeting ID: 945 373 779

Or join by phone:
(301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 945 373 779

Location:
Zoom meeting

Contact:
Eli Dean / (419) 603-8064 (text /

https://www.oeffa.org/chapter.php

 

online 

Monday, August 17, 2020
8:30 p.m.

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Join in this second round of discussion bringing together OEFFA's market gardeners. If you'd like, have a picture of your market set-up to share with the group, as members are curious to learn from one another as everyone has pivoted to make things work in these challenging times.

Join Zoom meeting by computer:
https://OEFFA.zoom.us/j/93549402531
Meeting ID: 935 4940 2531

Join Zoom meeting by phone:
(929) 205-6099 US
Meeting ID: 935 4940 2531

Location:
Zoom meeting

Contact:
Lisa Helm / (937) 610-3845 /

https://www.oeffa.org/documents/Chapter%20Profile_market%20gardening.pdf

 

North Canton OH 

Saturday, October 24, 2020 through Sunday, October 25, 2020
all day

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Three learning tracts will be offered: Club Leadership, Beekeeping Business, and Safety for Women Beekeepers (in the bee yard and in the board room), featuring a total of 32 different topics.

This conference will bring together a hive of experienced, diverse, purposeful individuals to expand the opportunities for women (and men) as keepers of the ecosystem to support the health and sustainability of honey bees, native pollinators, and beekeeping.

Location:
Walsh University
2020 E Maple St
North Canton, OH 44720

Contact:
Michele Colopy / 330-803-3449 /

http://leadforpollinators.org/index.php/2020/02/27/becoming-21st-century-leaders/

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, October 25, 2020
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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The OEFFA and OEFFA Certification Boards' quarterly meetings are open to all members.

Location:
OEFFA Office
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Virtual 

Friday, October 30, 2020
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Whether you intend to transfer within your family or to an unrelated farmer, succession planning is real work. This three-part online workshop held Fridays October 30, November 20, and December 11 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm EST will help you assess your situation, consider options, make decisions, and develop a plan for transferring your land and/or farm business to a new farm owner.

Led by OEFFA Begin Farming Program Coordinator Rachel Tayse and Farmland Specialist Kelly Henderson-Cabral, and under the experienced guidance of professionals from Land For Good, you will spend the first session learning how farm transfer works, assessing your current situation, and setting goals. You will leave with specific homework tasks, such as holding family meetings and talking to advisors, to help develop your plan.

During the second and third workshops, you will explore your options, hear from a legal professional, and clarify steps to succession with OEFFA staff support. You will finish the intensive workshop series with solid action steps in place.

Event Location
This event will be held via Zoom webinar software. It will work best for those who can join by computer. Once you register, we will send you a link for joining the webinar.

The online format will be easy to navigate. You will have opportunities to talk with and learn from other farmers in the workshop. You will receive information, paper worksheets, and reading material in the mail before the first workshop.

Event Details
Registration is limited to just nine farm families to encourage conversation and allow for individualized attention and support during this journey.

Cost: Registration is $300 for OEFFA members and $350 for non-members for up to two members of the senior generation on the same farm. Use discount code MEMBERSSAVE2020 for your member discount.

If you hire legal, financial, or other advisors to help with your plan within six months of the workshops, you will receive a $200 rebate toward those costs.

Location:
Virtual

Zoom link will be provided to registered attendees

Contact:
Rachel Tayse / 614-598-3559 /

https://beginfarming.oeffa.org/planning-to-transfer/

 

Virtual 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
6-8 pm

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This year-long farmer-led training and support program is designed to help early career farmers, committed to creating a sustainable farm business, achieve their goals.

The intensive, nine-part workshop series will enable farmers, with at least one year of production experience, to develop a whole farm plan through realistic goal setting, financial management, and assessment of resources, skills, and markets. Early career farmers will also receive the business planning tools necessary to successfully implement their plan.

The 2020-2021 course will be virtual, and begin in November 2020. Visit the link below for all the details.

Through Farm Beginnings®, participants will:
>Learn critical holistic farm management skills such as creative financing and innovative marketing strategies
>Craft a tailor-made farm business plan
>Join a vibrant network of local family farms
>Receive one-on-one feedback from a farmer engaged in a similar enterprise

Heartland Farm Beginnings tuition is $1,000 ($1,200 for applications received after September 1, 2020) for up to two individuals from the same farm business working on the same business plan. Payment plans and partial scholarships of up to $500 are available.

Location:
Virtual

Registrants will be given appropriate virtual login details.

Contact:
Rachel Tayse / 6145983559 /

http://beginfarming.oeffa.org/heartland-farm-beginnings/

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, January 24, 2021
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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The OEFFA and OEFFA Certification Boards' quarterly meetings are open to all members.

Location:
OEFFA Office
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Online conference 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 through Monday, February 15, 2021
Activities and sessions held over six days!

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Save the date! The region's premier food and farm event is heading to a computer or phone near you!

• Join from anywhere
• Four days of educational, inspiring workshops on sustainable farming, livestock, homesteading, gardening, and business
• Powerful keynote speakers
• In-depth Food and Farm School classes
• Interactive virtual trade show
• Fun and engaging networking opportunities
• A welcoming food and farm community

More details available later this summer! Registration opens this fall.

Location:
Online Conference

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / 614-421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

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

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022

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