Event Calendar

Yellow Springs, OH 

Friday, October 20, 2017 through Saturday, October 21, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017: 10:00am - 7:30pm. Saturday, October 21,2017: 9:00am - 7:00pm


Join the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions in exploring the creation of vibrant, local economies with a radically different paradigm—an 'economics of happiness' that focuses on meeting real human needs through our ties to the community and nature. Learn from and participate with internationally recognized and local leaders for two days of workshops, panels, talks, and tours. Highlights include: tours of Agraria fields and barn, a preview of Jim Merkel's film Saving Walden's World and a closing performance by the World House Choir! Featured Speakers: Charles Eisenstein, Helena Norberg-Hodge and Michael Shuman.

Antioch College
900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

N/a / (937) 767-2161 /



Columbus, OH 

Monday, November 6, 2017
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


You are invited to attend the 2017 Ohio Food Policy Summit.

The Ohio Food Policy Summit is an annual event geared toward collaboration and conversation. Any stakeholder involved in food system work in our state is encouraged to attend. Whether you are a member of your local Food Policy Council, involved in a farmers' market or farm-to-school food hub program, or a concerned consumer, this gathering is meant for you.

Each year our summit inspires action by fostering awareness of food policy activities at the local and state level. Please join us to learn about what is happening across the nation and how we can work together on policy initiatives and programs that strengthen Ohio's future food system.

Conference Highlights:

Results of Networking Mapping Project: Identifying who we are, what our priorities are, and how we're communicating

National Food Policy Perspectives: Mike Hamm (Michigan State University) and Emily Broad Lieb (Harvard Law School)

Opportunities for networking and collaboration on statewide projects.

Cost: $10
No charge for students with valid ID. Scholarships are available.
Parking and lunch are included.

Registration Deadline
Wednesday, October 31, 2017

Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Dr
Columbus, OH 43221

Located at Ohio State University.

Amanda Osborne / 216-429-8200 ext. 21 /



Columbus, OH 

Thursday, November 9, 2017
8:30 am - 2:00 pm


The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) and the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University would like to invite you to The 2017 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference. The conference will be held on November 9th from 8:30am to 2:00pm at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Registrants may choose to attend in person, connect via webinar, or view the recorded program at a more convenient time. The conference is organized by AEDE and features updates on policy changes, key issues, and market behavior with respect to farm, food, energy resources, and the environment.

Featured Speakers include:

•Ani Katchova, Chair, Farm Income Enhancement Program- "Ohio Farm Financial Conditions and Outlook"

•Ben Brown, AEDE Farm Management Program Manager = "Overview of the Farm Management Program"

•Ian Sheldon, Chair, Anderson's Program in International Trade – "Free Trade Agreements: Why They Matter to U.S. Agriculture"

•Carl Zulauf, Professor Emeritus – "Farm Policy"

•George Mokrzan, Director of Economics, Huntington National Bank – "Economic Outlook"

• Gary Schnitkey, Professor and Farm Management Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois – "Agricultural Outlook 2017"

Registration is available online.

Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bueau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Kelli Trinoskey / 614-688-1323 /



Dayton, OH 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Please join County Commissioner Judy Dodge, Ambassador Tony Hall, and Public Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper, and our keynote speaker, Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks at Montgomery County's 7th Annual Food Summit.

Collaborate with other community members and professionals as we discuss innovative approaches and build on new and existing partnerships to address food insecurity, access, and production issues in our region.

Registration and a light breakfast starts at 8:30am and programming begins at 9:00am.

The cost for the entire day including a light breakfast and lunch is $10. Scholarships are available for low-income participants.

Table 33 will serve a light breakfast and choice of boxed lunch featuring local ingredients.

Dayton Metro Library - Main
215 E 3rd Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Terri Wehrley-Pyles / 937-910-6009 /



Dayton, OH 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 through Saturday, February 17, 2018
9 a.m. Thursday- 5 p.m. Saturday


Save the date! The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 39th annual conference, A Taste for Change, will return to Dayton this winter! Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference features:
• Nearly 80 educational, inspiring workshops on sustainable farming, livestock, homesteading, gardening, and business on Friday and Saturday;
• A three day trade show with 90+ businesses, organizations, and government agencies offering food, books, equipment, products, information, and services;
• In-depth, full day Food and Farm School courses on Thursday;
• Engaging nationally-recognized keynote speakers;
• Made-from-scratch, local, organic meals;
• Thursday and Friday evening networking and receptions;
• Kids' conference, child care, and more!

Registration opens this fall. Sign up to receive conference updates at www.oeffa.org/conference2018.

Dayton Convention Center
22 E. 5th St.
Dayton, OH 45402

OEFFA / (614) 421-2022 /



Columbus, OH 

Sunday, February 25, 2018
February 25 - February 27


The Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts is currently planning our upcoming Annual Meeting, "FROM DUST TO DIAMONDS: Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future," which will take place on February 25-27 at the Columbus Renaissance Hotel. The excitement stems from the fact that This year's meeting is our 75th Celebration! So this meeting is going to be very special!

Columbus Renaissance Hotel
50 N 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Mindy Bankey / 614-784-1900 /



Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214


OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022

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