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Online event 

Thursday, September 24, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Join the Grain Growers Chapter for a lunch time Zoom meeting where we will discuss how it's going in the fields, the markets, and any other questions or information for the greater good of OEFFA's grain growers.

Join Zoom video meeting:
https://OEFFA.zoom.us/j/945373779
Meeting ID: 945 373 779

Or join by phone:
+1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 945 373 779

Location:
Zoom meeting

Contact:
Eli Dean / (419) 603-8064 (text /

https://oeffa.org/documents/OEFFA-graingrowers-profile-3-26-20_000.pdf

 

Online event 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
7:00 p.m.

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Join the Southeast Ohio Chapter of OEFFA for this community discussion in support of one another as we continue to build a healthy food system that supports family farms, protects the environment, and provides safe, local food.

To join by computer:
https://OEFFA.zoom.us/j/92107539861
Meeting ID: 921 0753 9861

To join by phone:
(301) 715 8592
Meeting ID: 921 0753 9861

OEFFA's Southeast Ohio members reside in
Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, Vinton, and Washington counties.

Location:
Zoom meeting

Contact:
Justin Hamlin / (740) 331-1488 /

https://oeffa.org/documents/Southeast_Ohio_OEFFA_Chapter_Profile.pdf

 

North Canton OH 

Saturday, October 24, 2020 through Sunday, October 25, 2020
all day

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Three learning tracts will be offered: Club Leadership, Beekeeping Business, and Safety for Women Beekeepers (in the bee yard and in the board room), featuring a total of 32 different topics.

This conference will bring together a hive of experienced, diverse, purposeful individuals to expand the opportunities for women (and men) as keepers of the ecosystem to support the health and sustainability of honey bees, native pollinators, and beekeeping.

Location:
Walsh University
2020 E Maple St
North Canton, OH 44720

Contact:
Michele Colopy / 330-803-3449 /

http://leadforpollinators.org/index.php/2020/02/27/becoming-21st-century-leaders/

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, October 25, 2020
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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The OEFFA and OEFFA Certification Boards' quarterly meetings are open to all members.

Location:
OEFFA Office
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Virtual 

Friday, October 30, 2020
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Whether you intend to transfer within your family or to an unrelated farmer, succession planning is real work. This three-part online workshop held Fridays October 30, November 20, and December 11 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm EST will help you assess your situation, consider options, make decisions, and develop a plan for transferring your land and/or farm business to a new farm owner.

Led by OEFFA Begin Farming Program Coordinator Rachel Tayse and Farmland Specialist Kelly Henderson-Cabral, and under the experienced guidance of professionals from Land For Good, you will spend the first session learning how farm transfer works, assessing your current situation, and setting goals. You will leave with specific homework tasks, such as holding family meetings and talking to advisors, to help develop your plan.

During the second and third workshops, you will explore your options, hear from a legal professional, and clarify steps to succession with OEFFA staff support. You will finish the intensive workshop series with solid action steps in place.

Event Location
This event will be held via Zoom webinar software. It will work best for those who can join by computer. Once you register, we will send you a link for joining the webinar.

The online format will be easy to navigate. You will have opportunities to talk with and learn from other farmers in the workshop. You will receive information, paper worksheets, and reading material in the mail before the first workshop.

Event Details
Registration is limited to just nine farm families to encourage conversation and allow for individualized attention and support during this journey.

Cost: Registration is $300 for OEFFA members and $350 for non-members for up to two members of the senior generation on the same farm. Use discount code MEMBERSSAVE2020 for your member discount.

If you hire legal, financial, or other advisors to help with your plan within six months of the workshops, you will receive a $200 rebate toward those costs.

Location:
Virtual

Zoom link will be provided to registered attendees

Contact:
Rachel Tayse / 614-598-3559 /

https://beginfarming.oeffa.org/planning-to-transfer/

 

Virtual 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
6-8 pm

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This year-long farmer-led training and support program is designed to help early career farmers, committed to creating a sustainable farm business, achieve their goals.

The intensive, nine-part workshop series will enable farmers, with at least one year of production experience, to develop a whole farm plan through realistic goal setting, financial management, and assessment of resources, skills, and markets. Early career farmers will also receive the business planning tools necessary to successfully implement their plan.

The 2020-2021 course will be virtual, and begin in November 2020. Visit the link below for all the details.

Through Farm Beginnings®, participants will:
>Learn critical holistic farm management skills such as creative financing and innovative marketing strategies
>Craft a tailor-made farm business plan
>Join a vibrant network of local family farms
>Receive one-on-one feedback from a farmer engaged in a similar enterprise

Heartland Farm Beginnings tuition is $1,000 ($1,200 for applications received after September 1, 2020) for up to two individuals from the same farm business working on the same business plan. Payment plans and partial scholarships of up to $500 are available.

Location:
Virtual

Registrants will be given appropriate virtual login details.

Contact:
Rachel Tayse / 6145983559 /

http://beginfarming.oeffa.org/heartland-farm-beginnings/

 

Columbus, OH 

Sunday, January 24, 2021
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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The OEFFA and OEFFA Certification Boards' quarterly meetings are open to all members.

Location:
OEFFA Office
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus, OH 43214

Contact:
Carol Goland / (614) 421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org

 

Online conference 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 through Monday, February 15, 2021
Activities and sessions held over six days!

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Save the date! The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 42nd annual conference, Our Time: Essential Links for a Strong Food Chain, will be held online February 10-15, 2021!

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the fragility of our global food chain, but also the remarkable resilience of local food systems. The 2021 OEFFA conference will put a spotlight on this historical moment and the exciting and stirring ways local agriculture is proving itself essential for our food security.

As another sign of the time, for the first time ever, the conference will be held online, allowing people from anywhere across the country and the globe to join this innovative and supportive community!

OEFFA's can't-miss conference offers up to six days of learning, sharing, and networking for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, and others committed to local food, sustainable agriculture, and green living. The event will feature:

• The ability to join from anywhere by computer or phone
• Four days of educational, inspiring workshops on sustainable farming, livestock, homesteading, gardening, and business—if you miss a session because the cows get out or you can't take off work, you will have full access to the recorded workshops to view when it's convenient for you
• Powerful evening keynote sessions
• In-depth Food and Farm School classes
• An interactive virtual trade show
• Fun and engaging networking opportunities
• A welcoming food and farm community gathering, with long breaks in between sessions so you can get the chores done and put dinner on the table
• An "encore" day to meet up with others and share conference highlights

Registration for OEFFA's conference will open this fall. Be a part of this inspiring community of food and farm advocates helping to build a strong and sustainable food chain!

Location:
Online Conference

Contact:
Milo Petruziello / 614-421-2022 /

http://www.oeffa.org/conference2021

 

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41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214

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