2019 is a milestone year for OEFFA, marking 40 years of working for a food system that protects the environment, supports family farms, and provides consumers locally grown food.
The impact of our four decades of collective effort is seen in the abundance of local food choices we now have, the growth of organics, and the resurgence of farming as a career choice.
With your help, OEFFA will continue to safeguard our health, bring prosperity to family farmers, and protect our precious natural resources.
Nourish this important work by making a donation below.
YOUR DONATION EDUCATES THE NEXT GENERATION OF FARMERS
In the last three years, we have assisted more than 1,000 aspiring farmers get established and new farmers succeed. Our Begin Farming Program helps beginning farmers gain hands-on production skills and business management know-how and access to resources like mentorships, one-on-one assistance, and land access support.
Your donation will help us serve next generation farmers and provide them with scholarships to our 2020 conference.
YOUR DONATION ENSURES OUR VOICES ARE HEARD
In the last year, OEFFA organized 2,200 members and supporters to take action to advocate for organic and sustainable family-scaled farming. We’ve had a strong presence in the Statehouse, backing legislation that helps retiring farmers make their land available to beginning farmers.
Your donation will help us build grassroots support for change, testify for strong organic standards, and champion legislation which supports farmland preservation and organic transition.
YOUR DONATION HELPS US COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE
OEFFA has long educated growers about organic and ecological production and helped farmers transition to climate-protecting organic farming techniques, and Ohio is now second in the nation for the number of acres in transition to organic. The state is also sixth in the number of certified organic farms, because OEFFA’s Certification Program certifies a growing crop of more than 1,300 farms and organic businesses annually.
Your donation will help us continue to focus on our changing climate and agricultural solutions to the crisis.