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Formed in 1979, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) cultivates a future in which sustainable and organic farmers thrive, local food nourishes our communities, and agricultural practices protect and enhance our environment.

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Ask an OEFFA Educator

Whether you’re just starting or are a seasoned farmer, are transitioning to organic or certified organic, or simply have questions about sustainable agriculture practices and strategies, OEFFA’s sustainable agriculture educators can help!

Farm Policy Matters

  • Written in collaboration with the Organic Farmers Association. There are few more impactful ways to celebrate Earth Day than by inviting a Congressperson to see some of Ohio’s organic farms! It was an honor learning from […]
  • Join us for the official launch of the OEFFA Policy Caucuses!  Caucuses are a way for us to work together and amplify the voices of farmers and other OEFFA members to affect change in state and […]
  • Over the last few weeks, we have been posting an educational ‘Farm Safety Net Fridays’ series on our Instagram page. This has all been leading up to a week of action titled: Conservation, not Consolidation. You […]
  • Last month, Milo and Nicole on our federal policy team were in DC for the National Organic Coalition (NOC) fly-in. NOC is an alliance of organizations across the country that advocate for organic farmer and consumer […]

Organic Agriculture | Marketplace Equity | Farm Bill | Genetic Engineering | State Policy | Energy | Blog | Resources for Action

Certification

OEFFA has operated an organic certification program since 1981. While the standards and the process have evolved since then, what hasn’t changed is OEFFA’s commitment to uphold the integrity of organics and provide farmers and handler/processors a pathway for profitability.

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Certification | Fees | Producers | Handlers/Processors | Transition | Payment | Resources | Cost Share | Food Justice | SOE

Begin Farming

With 10 percent of small farmers exiting farming each year, and a current median farming age of 59, helping new farmers successfully enter and thrive in their businesses is vitally important for the future of U.S. agriculture.

But, beginning farmers face significant hurdles, including attaining knowledge, skills, and experience in production practices; acquiring the fundamental business planning and financial management knowledge and skills; and accessing farmland and capital as part of the substantial investment farming requires.

FarmLink | Seasonal Farm Jobs

Fair Farms

OEFFA Outreach is intended to increase awareness of and access to programs and services that support you as sustainable farmers, food system workers, and consumers. Our goal is to provide a platform for growth and networking through the sharing of information and the connection of people.

OEFFA News

  • The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is pleased to announce that Khara Strum has joined the organization as executive director, effective May 1, 2024. “With over two decades of leadership and conservation experience, Khara […]
  • The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) has named the 2024 recipients of its Stewardship, Service, and Beginning Farmer awards.   Brandt Family Farm of Fairfield County received the Stewardship Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to […]
  • Originally published in the Winter 2024 edition of the OEFFA newsletter. Ed Snavely’s warm greeting was matched by a warmer-than-usual December day. There were few clouds in the sky as we made our way down the […]
  • The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) Policy Program and its generous partners invite you to the 2024 OEFFA Policy Film Screening Series. The series features a curated selection of films that explore the many […]

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