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The events listed here may be cancelled or otherwise affected by coronavirus. We cannot confirm the accuracy of the events listed here. Please contact event hosts to confirm all meetings in advance.

Online 

Thursday, June 1, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Join farmers, researchers, educators, and other interested individuals on the first Thursday of each month to discuss a variety of topics related to organic production research.

Group leaders include: Julia Barton (OEFFA Organic Policy Specialist); Denise Natoli Brooks (Central State University); and Casey Brown (Ohio State). The event is hosted by The Ohio State University's Organic Food & Farming Education and Research (OFFER) project.

Location:
Zoom

Contact:
Cassandra Brown / 419-685-1159 /

http://offer.osu.edu/news/events

 

Online 

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
2 p.m.

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The CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series is a free online series demonstrating how businesses and projects within the food system can be connected to development finance tools, such as bonds, tax increment finance, tax credits, and revolving loan funds, to create equitable local and regional food systems. This series will showcase how development finance agencies from across the country are investing in local food systems. Speakers will present case studies on a range of food systems projects – including production, processing, distribution, retail, storage, and more – to explain why various financing tools were chosen for the specific project and how those financing tools work. Each installment of this series will explore how the development finance toolbox can be used to drive investment across the food supply chain.

With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, CDFA is researching how development finance agencies can become more engaged in developing localized food systems through traditional finance approaches. The premise of this project is to suggest and then prove that, if organized and defined properly, the food system can become a defined asset class worthy of traditional investment. Through this work, CDFA aims to advance opportunities and leverage existing capital financing streams that scale local and regional food systems and increase access to better food while creating new living wage jobs in communities across the country.

Click the link below to register.

Location:
Online

Contact:
CDFA / (614) 705-1300 /

http://www.cdfa.net/e/2023fsfws

 

Online 

Thursday, July 6, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Join farmers, researchers, educators, and other interested individuals on the first Thursday of each month to discuss a variety of topics related to organic production research.

Group leaders include: Julia Barton (OEFFA Organic Policy Specialist); Denise Natoli Brooks (Central State University); and Casey Brown (Ohio State). The event is hosted by The Ohio State University's Organic Food & Farming Education and Research (OFFER) project.

Location:
Zoom

Contact:
Cassandra Brown / 419-685-1159 /

http://offer.osu.edu/news/events

 

Online 

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
2 p.m.

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The CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series is a free online series demonstrating how businesses and projects within the food system can be connected to development finance tools, such as bonds, tax increment finance, tax credits, and revolving loan funds, to create equitable local and regional food systems. This series will showcase how development finance agencies from across the country are investing in local food systems. Speakers will present case studies on a range of food systems projects – including production, processing, distribution, retail, storage, and more – to explain why various financing tools were chosen for the specific project and how those financing tools work. Each installment of this series will explore how the development finance toolbox can be used to drive investment across the food supply chain.

With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, CDFA is researching how development finance agencies can become more engaged in developing localized food systems through traditional finance approaches. The premise of this project is to suggest and then prove that, if organized and defined properly, the food system can become a defined asset class worthy of traditional investment. Through this work, CDFA aims to advance opportunities and leverage existing capital financing streams that scale local and regional food systems and increase access to better food while creating new living wage jobs in communities across the country.

Click the link below to register.

Location:
Online

Contact:
CDFA / (614) 705-1300 /

http://www.cdfa.net/e/2023fsfws

 

Online 

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
2 p.m.

Open/Close

The CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series is a free online series demonstrating how businesses and projects within the food system can be connected to development finance tools, such as bonds, tax increment finance, tax credits, and revolving loan funds, to create equitable local and regional food systems. This series will showcase how development finance agencies from across the country are investing in local food systems. Speakers will present case studies on a range of food systems projects – including production, processing, distribution, retail, storage, and more – to explain why various financing tools were chosen for the specific project and how those financing tools work. Each installment of this series will explore how the development finance toolbox can be used to drive investment across the food supply chain.

With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, CDFA is researching how development finance agencies can become more engaged in developing localized food systems through traditional finance approaches. The premise of this project is to suggest and then prove that, if organized and defined properly, the food system can become a defined asset class worthy of traditional investment. Through this work, CDFA aims to advance opportunities and leverage existing capital financing streams that scale local and regional food systems and increase access to better food while creating new living wage jobs in communities across the country.

Click the link below to register.

Location:
Online

Contact:
CDFA / (614) 705-1300 /

http://www.cdfa.net/e/2023fsfws

 

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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Columbus OH 43214

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OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022
Fax: (614) 421-2011

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