2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series

Get Back to the Land this Summer

Get back to the land during trips to sustainable farms in Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan this summer!

OEFFA is offering 20 summer farm tours, workshops, and special events as part of the 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.

We’re also celebrating OEFFA’s 40th anniversary so you won’t want to miss the special features we have planned, including unique and delicious farm-to-feast dinners.

Additional events in the series are offered by the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, Clintonville Farmers’ Market, The Ohio State University, and the Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance.

Download a pdf of the full series brochure.

OEFFA Farm Tours

Community Garden Addressing Family Hunger Tour

Saturday, June 22, 1 p.m.
Sofia Quintero Arts and Cultural Center
1222 Broadway St., Toledo, OH 43609

Farmer-Owned Creamery Plant and Organic Dairy Farm Tour

Friday, July 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Gentle Slope Farm
9821 Hogback Rd., Fredericksburg, OH 44627
Green Field Farms Processing Plant
594 N. Mill St., Fredericksburg, OH 44627*

*The Wooster address listed in the series brochure for the Green Field Farms Creamery Processing Plant is incorrect. Please use the Fredericksburg address provided here.

Hemp Research and Organic Grain Transition Farm Tour

Wednesday, July 31, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Noble Organic Grains
Co-hosted by Purdue Extension
914 W. 900 N, Wawaka, IN 46794*

Registration: To register for this free event, please call our RSVP mailbox at (614) 285-4889 by July 25 and leave a voicemail with your name, phone number, and the total number of people in your party.

*Please note that the driving directions for this tour are incorrect in the print and online brochure. From Baseline Rd., guests should turn left (not right) on W. 900 N.

Organic Grain Production Farm Tour and Grain Growers Chapter Meeting

Saturday, August 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bartholomew Farms
13212 Riga Hwy., Ottawa Lake, MI 49267

Registration: To register for this free event’s potluck, call (419) 278-2701 or email dshively01@gmail.com.

Mixed Vegetables, Hay, and Hops Farm Tour

Saturday, September 14, 11 a.m.
Old Dutch Hops
6550 Pence Rd., Hillsboro, OH 45133

Urban Community Supported Agriculture Farm Tour

Saturday, September 28, 1 p.m.
Lady Buggs Farm

Value-Added Production Farm Tour

Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m.
Dutch Creek Winery
12157 State Rte. 690, Athens, OH 45701

Horse-Powered Diversified Livestock and Regenerative Farm Tour

Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m.
Finch Creek Farm
1477 State Rte. 68 S, Xenia, OH 43050

Download a pdf of the full series brochure.

OEFFA 40th Anniversary Events

The Farmers’ Table at Jorgensen Farms


Sunday, August 4, 4:30-8 p.m.
Jorgensen Farms Oak Grove
7500 Harlem Rd., New Albany, OH 43054


5th Annual Dinner Celebration at Maplestar Farm


Sunday, August 25, 4-8 p.m.
Maplestar Farm
10382 E. Washington St., Auburn Township, OH 44023


Toast to Ohio’s Harvest Keg Tapping

Saturday, October 12, 5 p.m.
Fibonacci Brewing Company
1445 Compton Rd., Mt. Healthy, OH 45231

Cost and Registration: A suggestion donation of $10 at the door supports OEFFA. OEFFA anniversary beer and other Fibonacci offerings will be available for purchase. No RSVP necessary; just come and enjoy yourself.

A Very OEFFA Open House

Friday, November 15, 4-7 p.m.
OEFFA World Headquarters
41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214

Learn more about OEFFA’s 40th anniversary events.

Download a pdf of the full series brochure.

OEFFA Workshops

Farm Vision Workshop


Sunday, June 30, 1-5 p.m.
Keller Market House
134 S. Columbus St., Lancaster, OH 43130

Cost and Registration: $25. Price includes light refreshments. Pre-registration is required by June 15. To register, go to https://beginfarming.oeffa.org/farm-vision.

Farm Land and Labor Mixer


Tuesday, July 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hiram Field Station
11305 Wheeler Rd., Garrettsville, OH 44231

Cost and Registration: To register for this free event, complete a pre-event survey by June 30. Go to https://beginfarming.oeffa.org/farm-land-mixer.

Heartland Farm Beginnings® Training Course


Select Sundays, October 2019-February 2020
OEFFA Office
41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214
Some instruction by remote webinars may be an option

Cost and Registration: $1200. Partial scholarships may be available. Pre-registration is required for the entire course. Applications will be available by August 15. To apply, go to https://beginfarming.oeffa.org/heartland-farm-beginnings/. A minimum number of registrants is required for the course to be held.

Be the Change: A Leadership Training for Farmers and Farm Advocates


Friday, December 6, 10 a.m.– 4:30 p.m
OEFFA Office
41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214

Cost and Registration: $35, includes light breakfast fare and lunch. To register, go to https://action.oeffa.org/be-the-change.

Download a pdf of the full series brochure.

OEFFA Member Open Houses

Saturday, June 1, 1-4 p.m.
Snowville Creamery
32623 State Rte. 143, Pomeroy, OH 45769

Saturday, July 20, 1-4 p.m.
Venture Heritage Farm
13777 Arnold Rd., Dalton, OH 44618

Sunday, October 13, 2-5 p.m.
Pastured Providence Farmstead
3316 Chapel Creek Rd., Chillicothe, OH 45601

Sunday, November 3, 1-4:30 p.m.
Foraged & Sown
1224 E. Cooke Rd., Columbus, OH 43224

Download a pdf of the full series brochure.

Photos (from top): Sweet Grass Dairy, henrY Leiter Foto; Kismet Visuals and Co., Jorgensen Farms; OEFFA Begin Farming Apprentices, Kelly Henderson; Saffron, Foraged & Sown

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


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