Recent Posts in Value-added Processing (all foods)

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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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Nelson Bandy Dec 18, 11:16am

I have been working on compiling a list of licensed meat and dairy processors in Ohio, specifically from the Northeast region, and adding them as existing businesses to the Ohio Livestock Product Processors' collaborative portfolio.  The portfolio now has an extensive list of businesses that produce, process, ship, and sell meat and dairy products.  If anyone is interested, this could be very helpful in branching out and making new business connections.  Join the Ohio Livestock Product Processors' portfolio to gain access to this list of businesses.

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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 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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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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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 Apr 25, 7:09am

Great story in today's OCJ about how an advertisement turned into a new supply chain opportunity. Rye to  Whiskey . Relationships like these can be identified and developed by placing a business case on www.localfoodsystems.org. After harvest of the rye and straw, the question for Greg McGlinch is what's the next crop?

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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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Brian Gwin Jan 21, 6:09pm
Registration is now open for the “Food Safety for Artisan Cheesemaking: Advanced Risk Reduction Practices & Programs”.
 
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Lauren Ketcham Jan 15, 7:22am
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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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Bob Haugen Jul 27, 2:39pm

I posted this message in the Logistics group, in response to Sam Earle's message entitled "Supply Chain and Technology".  Reposting since I did not include some other groups that might be interested.

http://foodnetworksoftware.org/

This is administrative software for groups of producers who pool their food and distribute to many customers.

Also manages food processing.

Developed with and for several local food networks in the US and Canada.

Up and running.  Source code available.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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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!