Certified Organic: The Practices Behind the Label

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The next Northeast Ohio Agribusiness Forum features Michelle Gregg of OEFFA. The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) provides USDA accredited organic certification to producers and handlers of organic product. The agency has been the leading voice in sustainable agriculture in Ohio for 33 years and delivers direct technical support to consumers, producers and handlers of certified organic goods. This presentation will focus on the requirements for organic production, the significance of federal regulation of the organic industry, and the role OEFFA plays in growing farmers and addressing resource needs of consumers and producers.  

Michelle Gregg is the owner of Gregg Organics and Central Ohio Poultry Processing. She is an independent contractor for organic audits with 28 years experience in certified organic livestock, crops and handling. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Health and Environmental Sciences and owns a farm in Richland County producing and processing pastured poultry. She is currently contributing to post-graduate food safety research.  

The forum takes place Friday morning from 7:30 to 9:00 at the Buehler's on Route 250 between Ashland and Interstate 71. The cost for a full hot buffet breakfast, an excellent speaker on a timely topic, and a chance to win door prizes---is just $5. To register call Bob Cohen at 419 525-1614 or bcohen@braintreepartners.org

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Friday, September 23, 2011 - 11:30

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