For Immediate Release: November 29, 2017
Lauren Ketcham, Communications Coordinator, (614) 421-2022 Ext. 203, email@example.com
Registration is now open
for Ohio’s premier educational and networking event for ecological farmers, backyard growers, and others committed to sustainable agriculture, local food, and green living.
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 39th annual conference, A Taste for Change
, will run Thursday, February 15 through Saturday, February 17
at the Dayton Convention Center
in Dayton, Ohio
“The conference is three days of learning, networking, sharing, and breaking bread with an inspiring and growing community of farmers and local food advocates,” said OEFFA Program Director Renee Hunt. “Each year, we draw more than 1,200 attendees, and our diverse schedule offers something for all tastes.”
Online registration is now open at www.oeffa.org/conference2018.
OEFFA’s popular conference will feature:
Friday keynote speaker Jeff Moyer
is a world renowned authority in organic agriculture. He conceptualized and popularized the No Till Roller Crimper and wrote Organic No-Till Farming
. He is the Executive Director of the Rodale Institute
, which helps farmers make the transition from conventional, chemical-based farming to organic methods. He is a past chair of the National Organic Standards Board.
Saturday keynote speaker Stacy Malkan
is an author, journalist, and leading consumer advocate for safer products. Stacy is co-founder and co-director of the nonprofit group U.S. Right to Know
, whose mission is to educate and inform consumers about the often hidden practices that shape the food system. She served as media director for the 2012 ballot initiative in California to label genetically engineered foods.
Food and Farm School
Four full-day Thursday Food and Farm School class options are designed to help gardeners take control of their health and assist farmers in honing their farm skills and meeting new challenges:
Workshops, Networking, and More
This three day event offers more than 100 hours of workshops, abundant networking opportunities in the Exhibit Hall and beyond, moments to unwind and share a drink with new friends, activities to please the whole family, and more including:
A three-day trade show
featuring dozens of businesses, non-profits, and government agencies offering an array of food, books, products, and services;
For more information about the conference, or to register, go to www.oeffa.org/conference2018. OEFFA is offering a special registration rate for members who register by December 14. A limited number of beginning farmer scholarships and reduced rate volunteer spaces are also available. Online registration will be open until January 29. On-site walk-in registration will also be available for an additional fee.
Ag Organic | Albert Lea Seed Co. | Certis USA | Columbus Irrigation | Dale Filbrun and Family, Morning Sun Farm | The Fertrell Company | Food + AgriCultural Transformation at Ohio State (InFACT) | Hiland Supply Co. | Lucky Cat Bakery | Paul Hall & Associates | Ohio Earth Food | Stauf’s Coffee Roasters | SuperGro of Iowa | WQTT Ag Today Central Ohio
Andelain Fields | Chelsea Green Publishing | Curly Tail Organic Farm | Eden Foods | Kevin Morgan Studio | Lucky Penny Farm | OEFFA Grain Growers Chapter | Plant Talk Radio | Tea Hills Farms | Trader Joe’s Easton Town Center Store
Ag Credit, Agricultural Cooperative Association | Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition | Bexley Natural Market | Blue Jacket Dairy| Branstool Orchards | Carfagna’s | Carriage House Farm | Fedco Seeds | Great Lakes Organic Feed Mill | Hartzler Family Dairy | IBA | Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream | Marshy Meadows Farm | Mockingbird Meadows | Nourse Farms | Storehouse Tea | Stutzman Farms