Event Calendar

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 /



St. Louis, MO 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 through Thursday, April 5, 2018
7:30 am - 5:00 pm


The Our Farms, Our Future Conference, co-hosted by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education and ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture, will bring together our diverse agricultural community including farmers and ranchers, agribusiness stakeholders, students, researchers, scientists, agency representatives and nonprofit leaders. A once-in-a-decade gathering, this conference will look at the progress of sustainability in agriculture and our trajectory for the future.

Participants at the conference will enjoy:
- Eight educational breakout sessions on topics such as small ruminant production, soil health, vegetable and fruit production and the first years on the farm or ranch.
- Eight issue-oriented breakout sessions on topics like water quality, climate change, sustainable agriculture education and biodiversity on the farm or ranch.
- A selection of eight different farm tours of sustainable operations in the St. Louis area.
- Two special sessions focused on food and farm policy and farm-to-school networks.
- A special day with programming for military veterans, hosted by National Center for Appropriate Technology - NCAT and ATTRA - Sustainable Agriculture.
- Two film screenings - to be announced!
- Interactive art and storytelling opportunities
- Poster and exhibitor viewing sessions
- Ample time for networking and discussion

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut St.
St. Louis, MO 63102

University of Maryland Conferences & Visitor Services / (301) 405-9471 /



Wilberforce, OH 

Friday, April 6, 2018 through Saturday, April 7, 2018
Friday, 1:00 pm - Saturday, 5:00 pm


This conference features concurrent sessions, a Friday networking reception, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

Conference Track Highlights:

- Agriculture Finance: USDA funding opportunities, new and beginning farmers, agribusiness
- Farm Management: Women in agriculture, organic farming, pesticide certification
- Sustainable Agriculture: Small farm programs, natural resources, local food systems
- Urban Agriculture: Community gardening and urban farming, high tunnels, aquaponics and aquaculture
- Research and Extension: Apiculture, soil monitoring and soil health, community and leadership in agriculture

Registration is free.

Central State University
Emery Hall, 1400 Brush Row Rd.
Wilberforce, OH 45384

Tara Marlow / 937-376-6652 /



Cincinnati, OH 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 through Friday, April 27, 2018
Wednesday 4/25 - Friday 4/27


Save the date for the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference coming to Cincinnati, Ohio, April 25-27, 2018! Hosted by the National Farm to School Network, this biennial event will convene more than 1,000 diverse stakeholders working to source local food for institutional cafeterias and foster a culture of food and agricultural literacy across America.

The term "farm to cafeteria" encompasses all efforts to bring healthy, locally sourced food, nutrition and agriculture education opportunities to institutional cafeteria settings. This includes but is not limited to public and private early care and education settings, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, hospitals and prisons. The conference is designed to appeal to beginners and veterans of the movement alike, and attendees will come from across the nation and Canada, and from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Mark your calendar now with these important conference dates:

Workshop and poster proposal deadline: Nov. 14, 2017
Notification of workshop/poster proposal selection: Dec. 15, 2017
Scholarship application period: Dec. 18, 2017 - Feb. 12, 2018
Early bird registration: Jan. 29 - March 9, 2018
Registration closes: April 9, 2018
Conference: April 25-27, 2018

Additional information coming soon. Sign up for their e-newsletter to receive the latest updates and important deadline alerts. Questions? Send them a note at conference@farmtoschool.org and someone from their team will be in touch as soon as possible.

To be announced
Cincinnati, OH

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Dayton, OH 

Friday, July 27, 2018 through Sunday, July 29, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Save the date! The Friday and Saturday night keynote banquet speakers are Melinda Myers and Jeff Lowenfels. The event features breakout sessions or tours on Saturday afternoon and field trips on Sunday, exhibit hall, and native plant and artisan sale.

Bergamo Center
4400 Shakertown Rd
Dayton, OH 45430

Karen Arnett / (513)741-7926 /



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


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