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Sunday, January 30, 2022 through Sunday, February 6, 2022
3-5 p.m.


The 2022 Real Organic Project Symposium is a virtual series of interviews with more than 50 prominent organic farmers, scientists, and climate activists.

One ticket gets access to two important symposium sessions:

January 30, 2022, 3-5 p.m.: Milk & Money explores the impact of the massive influx of industrial-scale dairy into the organic sector. What happens when a few "organic" dairies in the arid West outproduce the thousands of family-scale dairies across the country? What are the differences in production practices? How can the farmer affect the quality of the milk you drink?

February 6, 2022, 3-5 p.m.: Protecting Organic brings together the farmers and eaters who are building a saner agriculture for a better future. What successful models have brought about real change? How can we multiply their impact? How do we protect what we have worked so hard to build over the last century? What is the impact of personal choices compared to political change to move beyond the fringe into mainstream markets and what will protect us from corporate greenwashing, money, and power?


Real Organic Project / (000) 000-0000 /



Online February 12/ Dayton February 17-19 

Saturday, February 12, 2022 through Saturday, February 19, 2022
2/12 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; 2/17 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; 2/18 8 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; 2/19 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m.


Registration is now open for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 43rd annual conference, Rooted and Rising, February 12 online and February 17-19 in Dayton!

Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference offers up to four days of live learning, sharing, and connecting with sustainable farmers, gardeners, and local food supporters. This can't-miss hybrid event will feature:

- More than 50 educational workshops, 4 in-depth Food and Farm School classes, 2 powerful keynote speakers, and other special events;
- In-person experiences, including an exhibit hall, meals, networking, and community conversations; and
- An interactive conference app to connect with other participants and access recordings through March 31!

Registration is now open at www.oeffa.org/conference2022.

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

The conference will be held online only February 12 and in Dayton February 17-19. Attend online, in-person, or both!

Milo Petruziello / 614-421-2022 /



Ohio University 

Monday, February 28, 2022 through Wednesday, March 2, 2022
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


The Farm to Institution Midwest Summit will take place February 28 - March 2, 2022, featuring online sessions and in-person events at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio to highlight best practices in procurement of local foods, strengthening community food systems, and inspiring student understanding of the value of local food systems. The summit brings together the wide range of stakeholders who stand to benefit from a thriving regional food system, including local community members, government and higher education leaders, students, and food producers.

Key themes:
- Local Food Procurement: Best practices for institutional purchasing. What are the most effective strategies for procuring food to meet both institutional and producer goals and to sustain our local economies?
- Strengthening Community Food Systems: Examples of campus and community partnerships. What innovative partnerships are you implementing in your universities, colleges, and communities supporting collaboration and mutual benefit?
- Educating the Next Generation of Food Consumers: Reaching all. How can we broaden our reach to educate all on the value of local, healthy foods?
- UN Sustainable Development Goals: Local food procurement and sustainability. How does local food procurement affect our climate, our water systems, and our communities? How does local food procurement assist in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

The summit is a project of the Farm to OHIO Working Group (FOWG), which has been working to strengthen our regional food system through institutional procurement of locally grown food, engaging community partners, and developing our regional food network since launching the Initiative for Appalachian Food and Culture in 2016. Through close collaboration between Ohio University, Rural Action, and Community Food Initiatives, the FOWG has reduced many infrastructural barriers to institutional buying of locally grown produce and has increased equitable access to local food on campus.

Online and Athens, Ohio

Ohio University / (740) 593-0460 /



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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