Recent Posts in Farm to School Ohio

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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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Michelle Ajamian ... Feb 17, 10:18am

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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Matt Moore Feb 12, 4:11pm

 

Rural Action        Chesterhill Produce Auction

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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 Nov 14, 12:40pm

 

I'm just checking in on the "Farm to School Revival" project proposed at the 6th Annual Stinner Summit.  Matt at Rural Action (matt@ruralaction.org) was on our list as the one who could manage the fiscal side of this via Rural Action, and we'll need to get him subscribed here.  We have gone over the procedures with the OARDC Business Office and I think we're ready to make the funds flow.  Let us know what the status and plans are and if we can help in some way we'll try to make it happen.  

Best wishes for your work,

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Casey W. Hoy Oct 14, 10:28am

 

The following project was developed at the 6th Annual Stinner Summit, held October 5th in Athens Ohio (find the writeup on the Summit here).  This group will be used to help networking, collaboration and communication on the project.  Hope you'll be able to assist with this great project in some way.

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Brian Gwin May 30, 2:19pm

Processing kitchen with farm to school connections. Also staff available for processing. Video link http://preventionspeaks.org/stories/innovation-kitchen

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Brian Gwin May 30, 6:40am

 

Monthly tours of the gardens in the former ATI Dorm parking lot, Wooster, Ohio

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Casey W. Hoy May 10, 8:29am

The following grant program should be of interest.  

 

Department of Agriculture
 
Food and Nutrition Service
 
Farm to School Grant Program
 
Modification 5
 
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=164913
 

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Stiletto Gardener May 18, 8:57am

Meet  - - Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power

Columbus, OH

July 15 - 17, 2011

Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/174498

3  Day Workshop The goal of this workshop is to enable more Urban and Backyard Farmers and to grow and sell commercially, growlocal grown produces.