Recent Posts in Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative (ASFC)

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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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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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Michelle Ajamian ... Aug 28, 12:44pm

Shagbark Seed & Mill, a regional scale certified organic seed and flour mill famous for using only Ohio Grown, chemical free, or certified organic crops, is in the running for a $10,000 prize from Martha Stewart's American Made contest. Please go HERE to vote up to six times a day (you must register the first time in), and help the expansion efforts of Shagbark Seed & Mill!

 

Thank you,

 

Michelle & Brandon

 

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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 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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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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Michelle Ajamian ... Feb 17, 10:17am

Help us market a price class that’s exclusively for food access programs--offering below distributor pricing to schools, food banks, church groups and others that feed those who are food insecure.

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Lauren Ketcham Jan 24, 8:15am
Contact: MacKenzie Bailey, OEFFA Policy Program Coordinator—(614) 421-2022 Ext.
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Lauren Ketcham Jan 15, 7:22am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2013
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Lauren Ketcham Jan 8, 7:40am

Organic Valley CEO to Keynote Ohio’s Largest Food and Farming Conference:

George Siemon to Explore How Cooperative’s Model and Organic Farming Can Provide Farmers with a Secure Income and Protect the Environment

 

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Lauren Ketcham Dec 5, 1:31pm

Registration is now open for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 34th annual conference, Growing Opportunities, Cultivating Change. The conference will take place Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17, 2013 in Granville, Ohio (Licking County).

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Casey W. Hoy Aug 22, 8:26am

The Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference will be held at UCLA Anderson School of Management on October 24th. The conference will focus on the economic opportunities as well as environmental and societal benefits of embracing, developing and investing in sustainable farms, practices, technologies and startups.

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Michelle Ajamian ... Jul 25, 9:35am

Please spread the word so we can achieve the goal of raising at least $3000 to a travel fund for Michelle Ajamian & Brandon Jaeger to attend our appointment as delegates to Terra Madre in Italy. This year, the focus is Feeding the Planet. We've raised $1000 so far, but we must make our reservations in 2-3 weeks, so we are getting anxious.
Pass the description to your network and please make a donation in whatever amount you can afford so we can share our work with this incredible international community out to preserve foodways and end hunger.

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Casey W. Hoy Jan 21, 10:11am

We'd encourage you to nework through localfoodsystems.org to develop proposals for this important opportunity in the agricultural biosciences.

Sent on behalf of USDA Ohio Rural Development State Director J. Anthony Logan
Contact: Heather Hartley, Public Affairs Office 614-255-2394

 

USDA Invites Applications for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

 

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Megan Shoenfelt Sep 19, 8:51am

Dear friends and colleagues,

We'll gather again on October 7 for another rewarding day of working together towards Ben Stinner's vision of healthier agroecosystems and sustainable communities.

Please have a look at the attached invitation to the 5th Annual Stinner Summit and join us if you can. Follow the links to register on-line.

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Michelle Ajamian ... May 19, 9:46am

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Michelle Ajamian ... Dec 20, 1:49pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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John Bailey Jun 15, 5:57pm

We have organizations that support the local food movement highlighted in the states where they volunteer one hour per month to act as state admin.  Would http://localfoodsystems.org like the honor of Ohio?

 

Go to http://www.OurLocale.com 1) Sign in 2) Join the ohio group 3) Email JBailey@Top10Produce.com and we will add you as the Ohio State Administators.

Others, if you state is not spoken for and you want to throw your support behing the localfood movement, this is a great way to do so. 
 

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John Bailey Jun 13, 11:11am

OUR LOCALE http://www.ourlocale.com - Please add your profile to your  state.  Seeking volunteer state administrators!

Please volunteer for your state.  We only need one admin per state and we have plenty of states left!