Recent Posts in Advance NorthEast Ohio Partners

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Brian Gwin Jun 11, 11:45am

SEA Change is NEO's new Social Enterprise Accelerator. Their list of current social enterprises features a number of businesses with a connection to the AgBio sector.

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Lauren Ketcham May 8, 8:19am

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has announced the farm tours and workshops that will be included in the 2014 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring free public tours of some of Ohio’s finest sustainable and organic farms.

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Lauren Ketcham Feb 4, 8:03am

Granville, OH—Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan will be the featured keynote speaker at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 35th annual conference, Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground, on Sunday, February 16 in Granville (Licking County).

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Lauren Ketcham Jan 9, 7:40am

As part of its 35th annual conference, Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground, on February 15-16, 2014 in Granville, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) will host the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) program’s Farmers Forum.

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Lauren Ketcham Jan 7, 7:49am
Organic farmer, consultant, activist, and author Atina Diffley will be the featured keynote speaker at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 35th annual conference, Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground, on Saturday, February 15 in Granville.
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Lauren Ketcham Dec 11, 8:13am
Registration is now open for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 35th annual conference, Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground. Pre-conference events will be held on Friday, February 14 and the conference will take place Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the Granville Middle and High schools in Granville, Ohio (Licking County).
 
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Brian Gwin Dec 2, 3:38pm

Cleveland.com provides background on Al "Bubba" Baker's appearance on Shark Tank this coming Friday, December 6, 2013. Link to article

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Brian Gwin Nov 28, 5:58am

An exceptional, national story about Great Lakes Brewing Company on Forbes.com. In this case, access to low cost physical capital was a primary contributor to their project. Since then social, natural, intellectual and individual capital have been and continue to be invested towards wealth creation in the neighborhood.

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Leah Miller Sep 26, 12:32pm

The Wallace Center and Michigan State Univesrity Center for Regional Food Systems  have released their 2013 National Food Hub Survey findings.  Key findings point out that food hubs are financially viable businesses and they create jobs.  The food hubs are growing because of the demand and they do help the small and mid-sized producers.  For more of the survey results check out http://foodsystems.msu.edu/uploads/file/resources/2013-food-hub-survey.pdf.   If y

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Steve Fortenberry Sep 12, 10:37am

By definition, social entrepreneurs have a bigger picture in view than creating wealth for themselves: they often seek to create economic opportunity for those who are socially disadvantaged, even while seeking to change entire systems.

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Lauren Ketcham Sep 6, 8:40am
Mark your calendar for OEFFA's 35th annual conference, Affirming Our Roots, Breaking New Ground, on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, 2014 in Granville, Ohio. A full-day pre-conference event will be offered on Friday, February 14.
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Leah Miller Aug 5, 2:37pm

A poultry pasture walk and discussion will August 29, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Hannah Whitehead Jul 31, 12:21pm

Save the date!

Join OSU's Agroecosystem Management Program and Organic Valley on September 24th for an oilseed pressing workshop at Mellinger Farm, including a demonstration of Organic Valley's mobile seed press.

We will cold-press seed from the canola, sunflower, flax and camelina grown in research plots at Mellinger farm, and will share our experiences working with these crops. 

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Lauren Ketcham Jul 25, 7:14am
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, Ohio Grocers Foundation, Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association, and Ohio Department of Agriculture have partnered to launch a new initiative called OH So Fresh. The retail marketing campaign is designed to raise consumer awareness about Ohio grown specialty crops by giving Ohioans expanded opportunities to sample and purchase locally grown, farm fresh produce from their local grocers.
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Casey W. Hoy Jul 15, 7:36am

Published in this morning's Daily Record, Wooster, OH, see: http://the-daily-record.com/opinion/2013/07/15/commentary-northeast-ohio-ripe-for-ag-investment

 

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Lauren Ketcham Jul 2, 7:27am

Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy and the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association are planning something big for this fall! We’ll be offering a four day two-part workshop for specialty crop growers covering production techniques and business skills designed to help farmers scale up and take advantage of the growing opportunities to sell to restaurants, retailers, and institutions. The workshops will take place at Shisler Conference Center in Wooster, OH on November 2-5, 2013.

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Brian Gwin Jun 19, 12:10pm

Note the challenges of the Hack // Meat event in Palo Alto, CA from June 21 to 23, 2013. List of challenges link. The challenge offered by Applegate also pertains to accessing capital(s) such as land.

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Brian Gwin Jun 13, 9:23am

The Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium Initiative has launched an interactive game to allow anyone to contribute to the regional priority and planning process. This is a great way for those involved in agbiosciences to contribute without the travel and time commitments which are necessary to attend community meetings.

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Lauren Ketcham May 30, 7:52am

Directory lists more than 400 farms and businesses in Ohio and surrounding states

Columbus, OH – Ohio summers are a time to enjoy the bounty of fresh garden vegetables, ripe off the vine berries, farm fresh eggs, and orchard harvests bursting with juicy flavor. The Good Earth Guide to Organic and Ecological Farms, Gardens, and Related Businesses produced by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) can help bring these delicious tastes of summer to any kitchen.

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Brian Gwin May 14, 5:41am

Today's OCJ Digital Dale featured a nice ten point piece on Brazilian Agriculture.

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Shauna Brummet May 9, 9:34am

Interesting NY Times article about Pittsburgh area chefs using local foods.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/dining/replanting-the-rust-belt.html?_r=0

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Lauren Ketcham May 8, 7:41am
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has announced its farm tours and workshops that will be included in the 2013 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring free public tours of some of Ohio’s finest sustainable and organic farms.
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Brian Gwin Mar 8, 6:05pm

NEO Ohio Farmer (and Blogger) Mike Haley featured in One Meal at a Time article

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Lauren Ketcham Jan 29, 8:04am

Granville, OH—American Meat, a documentary film about the U.S. meat and poultry industry, will be shown at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 34th annual conference, Growing Opportunities, Cultivating Change, on Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill, American Meat takes a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog, and cattle production in America.

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Lauren Ketcham Jan 24, 8:15am
Contact: MacKenzie Bailey, OEFFA Policy Program Coordinator—(614) 421-2022 Ext.