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  • OEFFA Announces 2011 Stewardship Award Recipients | OEFFA News
    field to table organic research and education including organic vegetable fruit and grain production environmental impacts of organic farming local and international marketing on farm research with organic farmers and the impact of organic production on food quality For more than two decades Deb Stinner has clearly articulated the challenges facing Ohio farmers She has shared her understanding of what makes agriculture truly sustainable and helped farmers see how their farming decisions effect their profitability their families and their communities said Mike Anderson OEFFA s Organic Education Coordinator who presented the award at the Saturday evening ceremony Ed Snavely owns and operates Curly Tail Organic Farm a 114 acre farm in Fredericktown Ohio One of Ohio s longest continuously certified farms Ed has been certified organic since 1989 and raises pastured pork and feed for livestock Snavely has been a member of OEFFA since 1989 and currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Grain Growers Chapter Representative and Vice President He has served as President of the Organic Crop Improvement Association OCIA Ohio Chapter and also as a former board member of OCIA Snavely has hosted numerous farm tours spoken as a featured presenter at OEFFA OCIA and American Livestock Breeds Conservancy ALBC meetings and has been an honored delegate at the first and second Slow Food Terra Madre conferences in Italy I was proud to present the OEFFA Stewardship Award to my good friend Ed He has long been a proponent of organic and sustainable agriculture and has worked to spread the word not only locally but across our nation and around the world said Mike Laughlin OEFFA Board Member and 2010 Stewardship Award recipient who presented the award Both Deb and Ed care deeply about creating a sustainable food system We should all be sincerely grateful

    Original URL path: http://www.oeffa.org/news/?p=202 (2016-02-17)
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  • More than 150 Grassroots Groups Oppose House Budget Cuts to Sustainable Agriculture Programs | OEFFA News
    crop insurance two of the biggest line items in the agriculture budget after nutrition programs According to the letter submitted by OEFFA and other groups In a year of relatively high farm income the House has focused its cuts instead upon programs that protect the environment increase economic opportunity serve beginning and minority farmers and ensure proper nutrition for low income families These cuts are reckless and unfair said Carol Goland OEFFA s Executive Director If cuts must be made then everything must be on the table Cuts must be fair equitable and made based on the merits of each program she said The House bill would make very major cuts in agricultural research and extension rural development and would also eliminate funding completely for a number of small programs of great importance to sustainable organic beginning and minority farmers The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service ATTRA Organic Transitions Research Program Office of Advocacy and Outreach to coordinate policy and outreach to beginning women and minority farmers and the Office of Tribal Relations program would all be terminated H R 1 also cuts several USDA agency administrative budgets more severely than the programs they manage With the staff cuts this will require we don t see how they can possibly do their job effectively said Goland The Senate needs to be more responsible and even handed in its approach to deficit reduction To read the full text of the letter go to http sustainableagriculture net wp content uploads 2010 11 154 Organization Letter to Senate on Ag Section of HR 1 pdf The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association was founded in 1979 and is a grassroots coalition of farmers backyard gardeners consumers retailers educators researchers and others who share a desire to build a healthy food system For more

    Original URL path: http://www.oeffa.org/news/?p=199 (2016-02-17)
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  • Organic Grain Farmers to Keynote Ohio’s Largest Sustainable Food and Farm Conference | OEFFA News
    with topics including season extension growing brambles grazing dairy farming pastured livestock and poultry maple syruping hiring and managing farm employees cover crops renewable energy farm insurance agriculture policy and activism weed control growing mushrooms growing and marketing grains school gardens farm recordkeeping growing garlic meat goats homemade dyes farm to school eating seasonally green building pest management business branding pricing for profitability organic apple growing beekeeping ecological parenting flower production internet marketing soil fertility and food co ops The conference workshops will also feature a grazing track Designed for producers and resource managers this grazing workshop track follows the long established Ohio Grazing School Program and will be presented by Jeff McCutcheon OSU Extension Bob Hendershot USDA NRCS and Paul Dutter OEFFA Organic Certification Program The workshops will include topics such as planning and getting started evaluating resources environmental considerations plant growth physiology plant selection soil fertility the organic pasture rule meeting nutritional requirements designing and laying out paddocks fencing and livestock pasture watering systems A certificate will be given to those that attend the entire track which will be honored by USDA NRCS for points in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program EQIP Additional Conference Features The state s largest sustainable food and farm conference this year s event will also feature keynote speaker Joan Dye Gussow a kid s conference offering a variety of exciting workshops for children ages 6 12 a playroom for children under 6 a book signing by Joan Dye Gussow and The Contrary Farmer Gene Logsdon an exhibit hall offering an interesting array of information products services and resources that relate to sustainable agriculture a non denominational Sunday service and Saturday evening entertainment provided by the Back Porch Swing Band Pre Conference This year s event will also feature a one day pre conference titled The ABCs of CSAs This workshop will provide guidance for farmers interested in Community Supported Agriculture CSA including information on the challenges and benefits of CSAs planning record keeping membership recruitment and management and more The pre conference will take place on Friday February 18 from 10 a m to 4 p m in Granville Ohio The workshop will be led by Beth Knorr who spent nine years co managing one of Northeast Ohio s most successful CSA operations at Crown Point Ecology Center with her husband Tim and currently manages farmers markets and provides educational workshops for the Countryside Conservancy Beth will be joined by CSA growers who will share their experiences Our Sponsors OEFFA s 32 nd annual conference is being sponsored by Edible Ohio Valley Edible Columbus Northstar Café Chipotle Granville Exempted Village Schools Lucky Cat Bakery Mustard Seed Market and Cafe Organic Valley CROPP Snowville Creamery Whole Foods Market Columbus Ben and Jerry s Blue Jacket Dairy C TEC Canal Junction Farmstead Cheese Casa Nueva Curly Tail Organic Farm Eden Foods Luna Burger Northridge Organic Farm OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter SARE USDA Whole Hog BBQ Equine Veterinary Dental Services Fox Hollow Farm Jeni s Splendid

    Original URL path: http://www.oeffa.org/news/?p=176 (2016-02-17)
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  • conference | OEFFA News
    conference will also feature more than 70 other educational workshops and cooking demonstrations with topics including season extension growing brambles grazing dairy farming pastured livestock and poultry maple syruping hiring and managing farm employees cover crops renewable energy farm insurance agriculture policy and activism weed control growing mushrooms growing and marketing grains school gardens farm recordkeeping growing garlic meat goats homemade dyes farm to school eating seasonally green building pest management business branding pricing for profitability organic apple growing beekeeping ecological parenting flower production internet marketing soil fertility and food co ops The conference workshops will also feature a grazing track Designed for producers and resource managers this grazing workshop track follows the long established Ohio Grazing School Program and will be presented by Jeff McCutcheon OSU Extension Bob Hendershot USDA NRCS and Paul Dutter OEFFA Organic Certification Program The workshops will include topics such as planning and getting started evaluating resources environmental considerations plant growth physiology plant selection soil fertility the organic pasture rule meeting nutritional requirements designing and laying out paddocks fencing and livestock pasture watering systems A certificate will be given to those that attend the entire track which will be honored by USDA NRCS for points in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program EQIP Additional Conference Features The state s largest sustainable food and farm conference this year s event will also feature keynote speaker Joan Dye Gussow a kid s conference offering a variety of exciting workshops for children ages 6 12 a playroom for children under 6 a book signing by Joan Dye Gussow and The Contrary Farmer Gene Logsdon an exhibit hall offering an interesting array of information products services and resources that relate to sustainable agriculture a non denominational Sunday service and Saturday evening entertainment provided by the Back Porch Swing Band Pre Conference This year s event will also feature a one day pre conference titled The ABCs of CSAs This workshop will provide guidance for farmers interested in Community Supported Agriculture CSA including information on the challenges and benefits of CSAs planning record keeping membership recruitment and management and more The pre conference will take place on Friday February 18 from 10 a m to 4 p m in Granville Ohio The workshop will be led by Beth Knorr who spent nine years co managing one of Northeast Ohio s most successful CSA operations at Crown Point Ecology Center with her husband Tim and currently manages farmers markets and provides educational workshops for the Countryside Conservancy Beth will be joined by CSA growers who will share their experiences Our Sponsors OEFFA s 32 nd annual conference is being sponsored by Edible Ohio Valley Edible Columbus Northstar Café Chipotle Granville Exempted Village Schools Lucky Cat Bakery Mustard Seed Market and Cafe Organic Valley CROPP Snowville Creamery Whole Foods Market Columbus Ben and Jerry s Blue Jacket Dairy C TEC Canal Junction Farmstead Cheese Casa Nueva Curly Tail Organic Farm Eden Foods Luna Burger Northridge Organic Farm OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter SARE USDA

    Original URL path: http://www.oeffa.org/news/?tag=conference (2016-02-17)
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  • oeffa | OEFFA News
    offering a variety of exciting workshops for children ages 6 12 a playroom for children under 6 a book signing by Joan Dye Gussow and The Contrary Farmer Gene Logsdon an exhibit hall offering an interesting array of information products services and resources that relate to sustainable agriculture a non denominational Sunday service and Saturday evening entertainment provided by the Back Porch Swing Band Pre Conference This year s event will also feature a one day pre conference titled The ABCs of CSAs This workshop will provide guidance for farmers interested in Community Supported Agriculture CSA including information on the challenges and benefits of CSAs planning record keeping membership recruitment and management and more The pre conference will take place on Friday February 18 from 10 a m to 4 p m in Granville Ohio The workshop will be led by Beth Knorr who spent nine years co managing one of Northeast Ohio s most successful CSA operations at Crown Point Ecology Center with her husband Tim and currently manages farmers markets and provides educational workshops for the Countryside Conservancy Beth will be joined by CSA growers who will share their experiences Our Sponsors OEFFA s 32 nd annual conference is being sponsored by Edible Ohio Valley Edible Columbus Northstar Café Chipotle Granville Exempted Village Schools Lucky Cat Bakery Mustard Seed Market and Cafe Organic Valley CROPP Snowville Creamery Whole Foods Market Columbus Ben and Jerry s Blue Jacket Dairy C TEC Canal Junction Farmstead Cheese Casa Nueva Curly Tail Organic Farm Eden Foods Luna Burger Northridge Organic Farm OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter SARE USDA Whole Hog BBQ Equine Veterinary Dental Services Fox Hollow Farm Jeni s Splendid Ice Cream King Family Farm Marshy Meadows Farm Sassafras Bakery Bexley Natural Market Bluebird Farm Carriage House Farm Charlie s Apples Crumbs Bakery Flying J Farm Green B E A N Delivery Green Field Farms The Greener Grocer Hartzler Family Dairy The Hills Market Kitchen Basics Phoenix Organics OSU Social Responsibility Initiative Schacht Family Farm Schmidt Family Farms Stan Evans Bakery The Wayward Seed Farm and Wild Goose Creative About OEFFA The Ohio Ecological Food Farm Association OEFFA is a non profit organization founded in 1979 by farmers gardeners and conscientious eaters who committed to work together to create and promote a sustainable and healthful food and farming system For more information go to www oeffa org Conference Registration Conference registration is now open To register or for more information about the conference including maps directions workshops speakers and a schedule go to http www oeffa org conference2011 php or contact Renee Hunt at 614 421 2022 Ext 205 or renee oeffa org Last year s conference sold out so early registration is encouraged to guarantee a spot Press Passes and Interviews with Keynote Speakers OEFFA offers a limited number of press passes to members of the media who would like to attend one or both days of the conference We can also help members of the press schedule pre conference interviews

    Original URL path: http://www.oeffa.org/news/?tag=oeffa (2016-02-17)
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  • Local Food Movement Matriarch to Keynote Ohio’s Largest Sustainable Food and Farm Conference | OEFFA News
    today s challenges to establishing an ecologically sound food system Joan will also be presenting a workshop earlier that day from 9 30 11 30 a m titled Just Do It She ll talk about what it would require of farmers and eaters if Ohioans were to eat locally and seasonally throughout the year Workshops The conference will also feature more than 70 other educational workshops and cooking demonstrations with topics including season extension growing brambles grazing dairy farming pastured livestock and poultry maple syruping hiring and managing farm employees cover crops renewable energy farm insurance agriculture policy and activism weed control growing mushrooms growing and marketing grains school gardens farm recordkeeping growing garlic meat goats homemade dyes farm to school eating seasonally green building pest management business branding pricing for profitability organic apple growing beekeeping ecological parenting flower production internet marketing soil fertility and food co ops Additional Conference Features The state s largest sustainable food and farm conference this year s event will also feature keynote speakers Klaas and Mary Howell Martens a kid s conference offering a variety of exciting workshops for children ages 6 12 a playroom for children under 6 a book signing by Joan Dye Gussow and The Contrary Farmer Gene Logsdon an exhibit hall offering an interesting array of information products services and resources that relate to sustainable agriculture a non denominational Sunday service and Saturday evening entertainment provided by the Back Porch Swing Band Pre Conference This year s event will also feature a one day pre conference titled The ABCs of CSAs This workshop will provide guidance for farmers interested in Community Supported Agriculture CSA including information on the challenges and benefits of CSAs planning record keeping membership recruitment and management and more The pre conference will take place on Friday February 18 from 10 a m to 4 p m in Granville Ohio The workshop will be led by Beth Knorr who spent nine years co managing one of Northeast Ohio s most successful CSA operations at Crown Point Ecology Center with her husband Tim and currently manages farmers markets and provides educational workshops for the Countryside Conservancy Beth will be joined by CSA growers who will share their experiences Our Sponsors OEFFA s 32 nd annual conference is being sponsored by Edible Ohio Valley Edible Columbus Northstar Café Chipotle Granville Exempted Village Schools Lucky Cat Bakery Mustard Seed Market and Cafe Organic Valley CROPP Snowville Creamery Whole Foods Market Columbus Ben and Jerry s Blue Jacket Dairy C TEC Canal Junction Farmstead Cheese Casa Nueva Curly Tail Organic Farm Eden Foods Luna Burger Northridge Organic Farm OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter SARE USDA Whole Hog BBQ Equine Veterinary Dental Services Fox Hollow Farm Jeni s Splendid Ice Cream King Family Farm Marshy Meadows Farm Sassafras Bakery Bexley Natural Market Bluebird Farm Carriage House Farm Charlie s Apples Crumbs Bakery Flying J Farm Green B E A N Delivery Green Field Farms The Greener Grocer Hartzler Family Dairy The Hills Market

    Original URL path: http://www.oeffa.org/news/?p=171 (2016-02-17)
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  • OEFFA Announces Free, Public Tour Series Featuring Ohio’s Organic and Sustainable Farms | OEFFA News
    shows that some farmers are eager to open their doors to share their experiences with other farmers and with the general public said Mike Anderson Organic Education Program Coordinator at OEFFA The more consumers know about how their food is grown the better prepared they are to make informed choices about who to support with their food dollars added Anderson Eleven tours will be held between June and October featuring livestock producers a poultry processing facility certified organic farmers farms that incorporate renewable energy and green building techniques and farmers using a wide range of direct to consumer marketing strategies including farmers markets restaurants and Community Supported Agriculture CSA The tours are June 10 Muddy Fork Farm Wooster Ohio Wayne County June 16 Blue Rock Station Philo Ohio Muskingham County June 27 Starline Organics Athens Ohio Athens County July 17 Mapleside Farm Hiram Ohio Portage County July 18 Sandy Rock Acres Rockbridge Ohio Hocking County August 7 Mockingbird Meadows Marysville Ohio Union County August 14 Crown Point Ecology Center Bath Ohio Summit County September 18 Bluebird Farm Cadiz Ohio Harrison County September 25 Central Ohio Poultry Processing Bellville Ohio Richland County October 2 Clearview Farm Pataskala Ohio Licking County October 16 Carriage House Farms LLC N Bend Ohio Hamilton County The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team and the Innovative Farmers of Ohio IFO also sponsor farm tours For a complete list of farm tours and for more information about OEFFA s farm tours go to http www oeffa us oeffa pdfs OEFFA 2010farmtoursSMALL pdf The Ohio Ecological Food Farm Association OEFFA is a non profit organization founded in 1979 by farmers gardeners and conscientious eaters who committed to work together to create and promote a sustainable and healthful food and farming system For more information go to www oeffa

    Original URL path: http://www.oeffa.org/news/?p=159 (2016-02-17)
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  • farm tour | OEFFA News
    attend The food production system is a mystery for many consumers This series of free tours shows that some farmers are eager to open their doors to share their experiences with other farmers and with the general public said Mike Anderson Organic Education Program Coordinator at OEFFA The more consumers know about how their food is grown the better prepared they are to make informed choices about who to support with their food dollars added Anderson Eleven tours will be held between June and October featuring livestock producers a poultry processing facility certified organic farmers farms that incorporate renewable energy and green building techniques and farmers using a wide range of direct to consumer marketing strategies including farmers markets restaurants and Community Supported Agriculture CSA The tours are June 10 Muddy Fork Farm Wooster Ohio Wayne County June 16 Blue Rock Station Philo Ohio Muskingham County June 27 Starline Organics Athens Ohio Athens County July 17 Mapleside Farm Hiram Ohio Portage County July 18 Sandy Rock Acres Rockbridge Ohio Hocking County August 7 Mockingbird Meadows Marysville Ohio Union County August 14 Crown Point Ecology Center Bath Ohio Summit County September 18 Bluebird Farm Cadiz Ohio Harrison County September 25 Central Ohio Poultry Processing Bellville Ohio Richland County October 2 Clearview Farm Pataskala Ohio Licking County October 16 Carriage House Farms LLC N Bend Ohio Hamilton County The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team and the Innovative Farmers of Ohio IFO also sponsor farm tours For a complete list of farm tours and for more information about OEFFA s farm tours go to http www oeffa us oeffa pdfs OEFFA 2010farmtoursSMALL pdf The Ohio Ecological Food Farm Association OEFFA is a non profit organization founded in 1979 by farmers gardeners and conscientious eaters who committed to work together to create and

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