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  • Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA)
    by Nature February 12 14 2016 Thanks for joining us for Ohio s largest sustainable food and farm conference Conference recordings are now available Click here to learn more Farm Policy Matters Federal Sustainable and Organic Programs Labeling GE Food Food Safety Fracking Climate Change Protecting Ohio s Water Quality Advocacy Toolkit Questions for Candidates Election Year Guide NEW Organic Growing Understanding Fact Sheets To help consumers understand organic certification what it means how it works and why it matters OEFFA has designed a new set of fact sheets designed for farmers to use at market stands in CSA shares and elsewhere To learn more click here 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 OEFFA Job Announcements and Internship Opportunities Certification Program Specialist We always like to hear from qualified individuals interested in placing an application on file Given the growth we re experiencing we may need new Certification Program Specialists for our team soon Education Program Intern Policy Program Intern Certification Program Intern OEFFA Countryside Conservancy

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  • Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA)
    foods and products directory the Good Earth Guide which helps consumers and farmers connect Invitations to OEFFA s educational workshops and webinars summer farm tours and annual conference Access to grower support and our apprenticeship program Special members pricing on products and discounted admission to events including OEFFA s annual conference Ohio s largest sustainable food and farm event Discounted rates for Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation payments members in Ohio only Gift Memberships and Donations Please visit our Gift Membership and Donations Page Select a Membership Level New or Renewing Members Membership Level Select Individual Membership 35 Family 50 Family Farm 50 Non Profit Organization 50 Business 100 Student Membership 10 Lifetime Individual Membership 1000 Subscription no voting rights 20 Your Membership Profile Your Name Add a Family Member s Name Company or Farm Ohio County Select County Outside Ohio Adams Allen Ashland Ashtabula Athens Auglaize Belmont Brown Butler Carroll Champaign Clark Clermont Clinton Columbiana Coshocton Crawford Cuyahoga Darke Defiance Delaware Erie Fairfield Fayette Franklin Fulton Gallia Geauga Greene Guernsey Hamilton Hancock Hardin Harrison Henry Highland Hocking Holmes Huron Jackson Jefferson Knox Lake Lawrence Licking Logan Lorain Lucas Madison Mahoning Marion Medina Meigs Mercer Miami Monroe Montgomery Morgan Morrow

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  • Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OEFFA) EVENTS CALENDAR
    Cost of the event is 30 per day with scholarships available The 2016 Southeast Ohio Farm to School Conference will bring together stakeholders from across the Appalachian region to exchange knowledge on topics such as Farm to School Procurement School Gardens Food Safety Food Service Training Sourcing Local Food Healthy Food Curriculum Food Policy and more The conference is a collaborative event coordinated by Southeast Ohio Food Partners Rural Action the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks ACEnet Community Food Initiatives CFI and Live Healthy Appalachia LHA The event is funded in part by the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Community Development Initiative The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Sisters Health Foundation the Stinner Summit and the Central Appalachian Network The conference keynote will take place Thursday March 3 at 1 00 and will be given by Chef Katie McGushin Program Director for the School of Hospitality at Hocking College Chef McGushin works with the Rural Action Farm to School program and coordinates a partnership between Rural Action and Hocking College that encourages local schools to purchase local produce and assists in the local economic development of the area Eclipse Company Store 11309 Jackson Dr The Plains OH Contact Rural Action 740 677 4047 http www ohiofoodshed org Access to Land and Financial Capital for New and Beginning Farmers Open Close Holt MI Monday March 7 2016 8 a m 4 p m Open Close Access to land and financial capital are among new and beginning farmers greatest challenges This full day session will help new and beginning farmers understand the types and uses of capital and to prepare to access it Presenters from Michigan State University Student Organic Farm will explore land tenure options financial and investment readiness finding and assessing land and negotiating with investors and landowners through discussions handouts and exercises Cost 25 Michigan State University Kellogg Center Rm 104AB Holt MI Contact Megan DeLeeuw 734 718 5506 http www msuorganicfarm org farmer field school html GMO OMG Free Film Screening and Discussion Open Close Canton OH Thursday March 10 2016 6 p m Open Close StarkFresh and OEFFA welcome you to a free screening of GMO OMG A reception will take place from 5 30 6 00 pm In addition before the start of the film guest speaker Alex Dragovich from Mud Run Farm will share how the proliferation of GMOs in the food supply affect his organic crops and business The screening will start at 6 00 pm Afterward there will be a group discussion about the movie and how to get involved in this issue Please pre register online if possible Walk ins are also welcome The StarkFresh Monthly Film Screenings are sponsored by Mercy Medical Center and the Sisters of the Humility of Mary About the Film While unlabeled genetically modified organisms GMOs have quietly filled our supermarket shelves biotech companies are hoping that consumers won t ask questions and will eat what we re told However more and more consumers and farmers are raising

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  • Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) Investing in Agriculture
    41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614 421 2022 Ext 206 E Mail milo oeffa org For information about our grassroots state and federal policy work Amalie Lipstreu Policy Program Coordinator 41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614 421 2022 Ext 208 E Mail amalie oeffa org For information about organic certification pending applications or standards interpretation Andy Hupp Program Manager 41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614 262 2022 Ext 225 E Mail andy oeffa org Camille Ackerman Certification Specialist 41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614 262 2022 Ext 233 Email camille oeffa org Julia Barton Program Associate 41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614 359 3180 Email julia oeffa org or organic oeffa org Casey Brooks Certification Specialist 41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614 262 2022 Ext 232 Email casey oeffa org Steve Cabral Senior Certification Specialist 41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614 262 2022 Ext 222 Email steve oeffa org Elise George Senior Processing Certification Specialist 41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614 262 2022 Ext 221 Email elise oeffa org Cathy Jackson Certification Specialist 41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614 262 2022 Ext 227 Email cathy oeffa org Chelsea Johnson Certification Specialist 41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614 262 2022 Ext 229 Email chelsea oeffa org Jen Kindrick Certification Specialist 41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614 262 2022 Ext 224 Email jen oeffa org Dusty Kline Certification Specialist 41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614 262 2022 Ext 234 Email dusty oeffa org Michelle Kozlowski Certification Specialist 41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614 262 2022 Ext 231 Email michelle oeffa org Maria Losh Compliance and Quality Assurance Coordinator 41 Croswell Rd Columbus Ohio 43214 Phone 614

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  • Organic Livestock and Poultry Health Series | OEFFA News
    management program that focuses on monitoring risk factors such as diet and feed water quality comfort of pre and postpartum cows and calving management To watch the webinar see below or click here Improving Milk Quality Recorded August 3 2015 During this webinar OSU Extension Veterinarian Dr Luciana da Costa will discuss ways to improve udder health and troubleshoot issues with milk quality including mastitis To watch the webinar see below or c lick here A Basic Approach to Poultry Disease Diagnosis Recorded July 27 2015 During this webinar Dr Mohamed El Gazzar Assistant Professor and Poultry Extension Veterinarian with the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University will divide poultry diseases into different groups based on their clinical signs in order to simplify the approach to identifying and diagnosing disease Learn the clinical signs of each group of diseases how to take samples and how to perform a necropsy To watch the webinar see below or click here To view the webinar PowerPoint click here Managing and Monitoring Hypocalcemia in Dairy Cows Recorded July 6 2015 Ohio State University Associate Professor and Extension Veterinarian Dr Gustavo Schuenemann provides information on best transition cow management practices to avoid a drop in dry matter intake prevent hypocalcemia and ketosis and maintain a strong immune system for animals under certified organic management To watch the webinar see below or click here Dairy Animal Nutrition and Mammary Health Recorded June 3 2015 Dr William Weiss a Dairy Extension Specialist and Ohio State University Animal Sciences Professor describes how the proper supplementation of vitamins and minerals can improve immunity and mammary gland health in dairy cows Dr Weiss will also talks about how proper feeding particularly at the time of calving can reduce metabolic problems that are a major risk factor for mastitis To watch the webinar see below or click here CSI for Dairy Assessing the Risk of Uterine Disease Recorded June 1 2015 Ohio State University Associate Professor and Extension Veterinarian Dr Gustavo Schuenemann discusses transition herd management with an emphasis on preventing calving related diseases To watch the webinar see below or click here Pain Management on Organic Dairy Farms Recorded May 5 2015 Led by Dr Ulrike Sorge DVM and Dr Gustavo Schuenemann during this webinar you will learn how to recognize signs of pain in animals the economic impact of pain on the well being and production of animals and about approaches to address pain in animals within the organic guidelines To watch the webinar see below or click here CSI For Dairy On Farm Audits to Assess Risk Recorded June 23 2014 Led by OSU Extension Veterinarian Dr Gustavo M Schuenemann during this webinar you will learn about transition herd management with an emphasis on calving related disease prevention To watch the webinar see below or click here Certified Organic Livestock Standards Recorded July 10 2014 Presented by OEFFA staff during this webinar you will get an introduction to the standards for organic livestock To

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  • OEFFA/Countryside Conservancy Specialty Crop Project | OEFFA News
    here View the webinar PowerPoint here What s It Worth Setting Profitable Prices for Multiple Outlets Ten Simple Steps to Food Safety Employees on Your Farm Managing Your Online Content Setting Profitable Prices for Multiple Outlets Food Safety Regulations Impacts to Small Growers and Processors View the webinar PowerPoint here Taxes for Farmers 101 Profitable High Tunnel Management May 6 2014 Scale Appropriate Farm Machinery for Specialty Crop Production November 6 2014 Organic Inputs Options and Opportunities for Improving Crop Health and Productivity November 20 2014 View the webinar PowerPoint here Scaling Up the Food Chain Expanding Produce Production and Meeting Large Scale Buyer Demands November 2 3 2013 Linda Halley Useful Links Buy the workshop session recordings through Dove Conference Services see SUFC 2013 Scaling Up the Food Chain Growing and Managing Your Farm Business November 4 5 2013 Chris Blanchard Rototilling Directive Planning for Growth Lot Code Instructions Fearless Farm Finances Capturing and Organizing Data Buy the workshop session recordings through Dove Conference Services see SUFC 2013 Raising the Salad Bar Advanced Techniques and Season Extension for the Established Specialty Crop Grower November 5 8 2011 Eliot Coleman Season Extension Presentation Slides Information Sheets First Harvest Dates Number of Seedlings Plant and Row Spacing Fall Sowing Dates Summer Sowing Dates Summer Transplant Dates Transplant Instructions Josh Volk Advanced Growing Techniques Presentation Materials Recordkeeping Templates Sample Field Maps Sample Harvest Plan Sample Master Plan Michelle Gregg Food Safety In Organic Systems Presentation Slides Matt Kleinhenz Region Specific Season Extension Presentation Slides Hal Kneen Produce Safety Presentation Slides Sally Miller Disease Management Presentation Slides Andy Pressman Grower to Grower and Seed Start and Transplanting Presentation Slides Celeste Welty Pest Management Presentation Slides Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment Archives Select Month February

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  • OEFFA EVENT CALENDAR
    STRIPS native prairie research project Pollinator Partnership s Monarch Wings Across Ohio and Bee Buffers The Ohio Department of Transportation roadside pollinator plantings and First Energy s utility right of way projects Presenters include Mary Galea Pollinator Partnership Reed Johnson OSU Entomology Dianne Kahal Berman ODOT Ashley Kulhanek OSU Extension Marci Lininger U S Fish and Wildlife Service and coordinator of the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative Amy Moorhouse Iowa State

    Original URL path: http://www.oeffa.org/eventprofile.php?eventid=3035 (2016-02-17)
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  • OEFFA EVENT CALENDAR
    including looking at the future and planning for your retirement or exit strategy The workshop will emphasize financial management tools for understanding calculating and utilizing key financial metrics cash flow balance sheet partial budget analysis enterprise budgets return on investment etc and will look at computer and web tools for financial management and record keeping that allow you to get a clearer picture of what is working and what needs

    Original URL path: http://www.oeffa.org/eventprofile.php?eventid=3047 (2016-02-17)
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