Recent Posts in Urban and Suburban Agriculture

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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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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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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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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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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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Brian Gwin May 30, 6:40am

 

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

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Kwodwo Ababio Feb 16, 2:24pm

Recently in the Columbus Dispatch Senators Chris Widener, Cliff Hite and Peggy Lehners join forces to endorsed opening a school called "Global Impact STEM Academies" in Springfield, OH.  see attached link  http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/02/13/ohio-could-get-schools-on-farming.html

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Casey W. Hoy Oct 27, 9:32am

 

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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.   

 

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Denise Ellsworth Dec 21, 12:52pm

 

Please pass word of this Seed Grant program on to small farmers you know in Akron and Summit County. Thanks!

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Shannon Jewitt Jun 16, 1:48pm

I am currently working with a group of high school students on improving the health of their school. Although the project is largely based on their own ideas, I would like to introduce the ideas of urban farming, local foods, etc. to the students.  Ideally, I would like to have them work to develop a garden at school.  If anyone can offer assistance, I'd appreciate it.  Thanks.

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John Bailey Jun 13, 11:11am

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Denise Ellsworth Apr 29, 10:03am

I'm looking for existing mini-grant programs to support urban farmers to assist with our development of this type of program in the Akron area. I'd appreciate learning about any small grant programs out there, including goals, amount of award, time frame, application process and impacts. Thanks in advance for any light shed.

Denise Ellsworth

OSU Extension, ellsworth.2@osu.edu

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John Bailey Feb 20, 3:18am

We will market the heck out of you and it will always be 100% Free.

Can you feel the Local Food Momentum starting to Grow?

 

We can!

 

Cheers.

 

John Bailey

Executive Director

Top 10 Produce LLC

www.Top10Fresh.com & www.Top10Produce.com

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Denise Ellsworth Feb 1, 11:09am

Growing Organically program coming to northern Summit County 

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Denise Ellsworth Jan 19, 10:36am

OSU Extension in Summit County, in conjunction with the City of Akron is pleased to offer a pilot program for new and emerging urban farmers beginning in the spring of 2010. Please pass word of this program on to potential participants. For more information, contact Denise Ellsworth at ellsworth.2@osu.edu

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