Event Calendar

Glouster OH 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 through Wednesday, October 30, 2019
8:00am Tuesday - 4:00pm Wednesday


Want to create a BioBlitz at your school? Looking for activities for your school garden? These are just a few of the topics that will be covered at the sixth annual Appalachian Green Teachers Conference, which will be held at Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center Oct. 29-30.

Registration is now open for the conference, which will provide hands-on experience for teachers and non-formal educators with an interest in environmental education and inquiry based education. There will be numerous workshops and field trips, and participants will be able to earn one semester hour of graduate credit from Ashland University (credit details available on the website).

The event, hosted by Rural Action and Camp Oty'Okwa, will feature a keynote speech by Paul Patton, social enterprise director at Rural Action and a former archaeologist at Ohio University. Paul will present his research on early agriculture and the cultivation of plants in the Monday Creek watershed.

Scholarships are available–contact Joe Brehm for more information.

There is also a Monday evening demonstration and workshop on wilderness living skills. This workshop will be held from 7:00-8:30pm

Burr Oak State Park Lodge and Conference Center
10660 Burr Oak Lodge Rd
Glouster, OH 45732

There is a block of rooms and cabins reserved at Burr Oak Lodge – let the front desk know you are with Rural Action to get the conference rate: (740) 767-2112.

Joe Brehm / 740-767-2225 /



Yellow Springs, OH 

Friday, November 1, 2019 through Sunday, November 3, 2019
All Day


Join Community Solutions for its 80th annual conference! This year, they turn their focus to how we can cultivate personal and community wellness through regenerating soils, growing nutrient dense food, and using plant-based medicines. Hands-on workshops include growing with mushrooms, cooking nutritional meals on a budget, and creating herbal remedies. Presentations include the link between the soil and gut biomes, indigenous medicines, the relocalization of medicine, and medical marijuana. Confirmed speakers include Dan Kittredge of the Bionutrient Food Association, herbalists Caty Crabb and Dawn Combs, local food advocate Michele Moskowitz-Brown, and cannabis practitioners Teaera Roland and Dr. Susanne Crouteau. The weekend ends with a tour of Cresco Labs medical marijuana cultivation facility.

Cost and Registration: $30-$270. To register, go to www.communitysolution.org.

This event is presented by the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions and part of the 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted in the tour brochure. For more information about Community Solutions's other events, go to www.communitysolution.org. For more information about all events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Susan Jennings / (937) 767-2161 /



Millersburg, OH 

Thursday, November 7, 2019 through Friday, November 8, 2019
Full day conference


Thursday November 7
8:30 AM - Welcome & Overview of the Day

8:45 AM
​Session 1) Do You Have a Dairy Genetic Plan? - Amos Nolt, Jon Banson and Jonas Yoder
Session 2) Organic Produce - Stephen Eash
Session 3) The Organic Home Introduction and Demonstrations

10:00 AM - Vendor Show and Morning Break

10:30 AM - Break Out Sessions:
​Session 1) Raising Sheep: Lambs - Leroy Kuhns
Session 2) The Challenge of the Organic Market Place - Preston Green
Session 3) Home Demonstration Tables:
-Crocheting -Homemade Noodles -Wool Knitting & Spinning -Drying Fruits without a dehydrator -Animal Birthday Cakes -Stretching the Dollar -Interesting Children in Nature

​11:45 - 1:00 - Lunch Break and Vendor Show

1:00 PM - Keynote Speaker: -Jon Banson
​1:45 PM - Response to Keynote
2:15 PM - Vendor Show

2:35 PM - Breakout Sessions:
Session 1) Farmer Panel: Producing High Quality Forages - Dennis Wood, Jonathon Yoder, Marcus Schlabach with Moderator Scott Myers
Session 2) Organic Produce Growers - Stephen Eash
Session 3) Organic Home Tables & Demonstrations
​3:30 PM - Dismissal
Friday November 8
8:30 AM - Welcome & Overview of the Day (Did You Reconsider Your Plan Since Yesterday?)

9:00 AM - Keynote: Pollinators - Stephanie Firschie - The Xerces Society

10:00 AM - Vendor Show and Morning Break

10:30 - Breakout Sessions:
Session 1) Figuring Out Raising Organic Sheep - John Anderson and Kathy Bielek
Session 2) Park Family Fresh Co-op: It is More that Putting Seed into the Ground
Session 3) Organic Home Tables and Demosntrations

11:45 - 1:00 - Lunch Break and Vendor Show

1:00 PM - Farmer's Roundtable Discussion - What Worked, What Didn't Work and What Do You Want to Try Next Year?

2:45 PM - Breakout Sessions:
Session 1) Audience Q & A Time on the Farmer's Roundtable Discussion
Session 2) Pollinators in Your Fence Row and Roadsides - Guy Denny
Session 3) Organic Home - Drop Spinning and Spinning Wheel with Wool - Karen Gotter and local spinning guild members​

3:30 - Dismissal

Mt. Hope Event Center
8076 State Rte. 241
Millersburg, OH 44654

Martha Kline / 330-674-1892 /



Columbus OH 

Monday, November 11, 2019 through Tuesday, November 12, 2019
8:30am - 5:00pm


What will your farmers market look like in 5-10 years? Experts from New York state will be sharing resources and tools that have made their farmers markets more sustainable.

Networking Reception- November 11th from 6:30-8:30, location TBD (an additional fee will be charged for this, cost TBA soon)

Deadline to Register – November 10th

No refunds after November 10th

OSU Extension Franklin County
2490 Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210

The Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory

Christie Welch / 740-289-2071 /



Columbus OH 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
8:30am - 2:30pm


Planning is underway for the 2019, fall Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference.

This conference can be attended in person or via Zoom. Registration details and Zoom connection information at the "Register Now" link.

Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Dr
Columbus, OH 43221

Kelli Trinoskey / 614-688-1323 /



Dayton, OH 

Thursday, February 13, 2020 through Saturday, February 15, 2020
Three full days of learning, networking, sharing, and breaking bread!


Save the date! The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 41st annual conference, A Climate for Change, will return to Dayton this winter! Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference features:

• Nearly 80 educational, inspiring workshops on sustainable farming, livestock, homesteading, gardening, and business on Friday and Saturday;
• A three day trade show with 90+ businesses, organizations, and government agencies offering food, books, equipment, products, information, and services;
• In-depth, full day Food and Farm School courses on Thursday;
• Engaging nationally-recognized keynote speakers Laura Lengnick and Eric Holt-Giménez;
• Made-from-scratch, local, organic meals;
• Thursday and Friday evening networking and receptions;
• Kids' conference, child care, and more!

Registration opens this fall. Sign up to receive conference updates at www.oeffa.org/conference2020.

Dayton Convention Center
22 E. 5th St.
Dayton, OH 45402

OEFFA / (614) 421-2022 /



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


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