Cultivating Connections Conference

University of Cincinnati College of Law 2925 Campus Green Dr, Cincinnati, United States

The Cultivating Connections Conference, an annual event dedicated to farm transition planning, is returning for its second year on August 5 and 6, 2024. Cultivating Connections serves as a forum for learning, discussing, and collaborating on the latest strategies, tools, and legal and tax aspects of farm transition planning. The conference fosters a supportive community dedicated to preserving the legacy and sustainability of family farms for future generations. Learn more and register at the link below.

Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Ohio Pawpaw Festival 5900 US Highway 50, Albany, United States

The Ohio Pawpaw Festival is a fun-filled, educational community event celebrating one of America‚Äôs largest native tree fruits, the pawpaw (Asimina triloba). This all-weekend event highlights the rich history and future possibilities of the pawpaw through delectable food and beverages, and a full line-up of presentations and activities that cover pawpaw growing, cooking, genetics, medical use and other topics related to sustainability. There will be a community conversation organized by OEFFA about farmland access in the Meigs and Athens County area during the festival. Learn more and register for the festival at the link below.  

Ohio State West Fest: West Campus Science & Sustainability Festival

Ohio State University 1059 Carmack Road, Columbus, United States

In its 8th year, this event features interactive STEM-related activities at various booths and behind-the-scenes tours of Ohio State research facilities, along with food trucks, prizes, and other fun family activities. Visit u.osu.edu/stemimpact/westfest for more information, including event sites and parking options.

2025 OEFFA Conference

Cherry Valley Hotel & Ohio Event Center 2299 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, United States

The 46th annual OEFFA conference will take place February 13-15, 2025 in Newark, Ohio. This celebrated conference welcomes hundreds of farmers, gardeners, and food supporters to learn, shop, and connect at Ohio's largest sustainable agriculture conference. From backyard gardening to pasture management to food policy, this 3-day event covers diverse themes in organic and sustainable agriculture. Registrants enjoy dozens of workshops, hands-on demonstrations, locally-sourced meals, an exhibit hall of shops and information, and much more. Learn more at conference.oeffa.org.