Event Calendar

Online Workshop Series 

Thursday, October 14, 2021 through Thursday, December 2, 2021
Thursdays October 14, November 4, December 2—9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET


If you want to transfer your farm land and/or business to a successor but need help navigating the process, this three-part online interactive workshop series will help you assess your situation, consider options, make decisions, and develop a plan.

Registration is required and attendance is limited. The cost is $75 for OEFFA members and $100 for non-members for up to two members of the senior generation on the same farm.

This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.

Online Workshop Series

OEFFA Begin Farming Coordinator / 6144212022 /




Thursday, December 2, 2021
7-8:30 p.m.


Over the past year, OEFFA held listening sessions with more than 50 farmers across Ohio. At these meetings, we consistently heard a need for stronger farmer-to-farmer soil health networks and greater investment in soil health practices.

That's why we are bringing together folks statewide for a virtual meeting on December 2 at 7 p.m. At this meeting, we will take time to dig into:
- What building a state-based soil health network looks like
- How we educate decision makers and win policy solutions
- How we build widespread support for stronger soil health practices

This meeting is for anyone who cares about winning investment in, and building support for, strong soil health principles.

To register for free, click the link below.


Ava Auen-Ryan / (614) 725-3164 /



Johnstown, OH 

Thursday, December 2, 2021


Join us on Thursday, December 2 at 6:00pm at the Johnstown Library for a presentation with Janell Baran on growing mushrooms.

Seating is limited to 6 people, so register quickly before it fills up!

Janell owns & operates 2 farming operations: Blue Owl Garden Emporium, an herb farm (2002), and Blue Owl Hollow, a forest farm (1998). She has been farming full-time since 2005 and began selling at market in 2008. In 2007 she began cultivating mushrooms and grows medicinal and culinary mushrooms primarily on logs, or occasionally on wood products such as wood mulch or sawdust. They currently have around 1000 logs in "production". These logs are harvested directly from our forest farm as part of their on-going forest stewardship plan. Mushroom varieties include: shiitake, wine-cap, a couple kinds of oyster, maitake, mukitake, nameko, chestnut, reishi, lion's mane, and blewitt.

Please RSVP through the link at the bottom of the page.

Licking County Library
320 N Main St
Johnstown, Ohio 43031

Seating is limited to 6 people, so register quickly before it fills up! For the safety of everyone in attendance, this chapter meeting will require all attendees to wear masks through the duration of the event.

Frank Broering / 614-325-6455 /



Wilberforce, Ohio 

Saturday, December 4, 2021
10 a.m.-noon


Learn how to fillet fish during an interactive demonstration and take home freshly harvested tilapia at the 2021 Central State University Extension (CSUE) Aquaponics Workshop.

Tilapia will be harvested from the aquaponics system as participants learn to fillet fish as well as safe food handling techniques to create a sanitary fish processing area for an aquaponics system.

Speakers will include Dr. Robert Korir, assistant professor, Food Science, Central State University, and Don Jones, Kingdom Fish, Rushsylvania.

Participants are encouraged to bring a cooler with ice to take tilapia home for their own use.

The field day is free to all participants and funded by a NIFA/USDA grant.

CSUE Aquaponics Demonstration Facility
Wilberforce, Ohio 45384

The demonstration facility is next to the CSU Water Tower on US 42E, across from the secondary entrance to campus.

Dr. Alcinda (Cindy) Folck / (937) 376-6101 /



Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Saturday, December 4, 2021
2 p.m.-4 p.m.


This open house will include a gratitude walk as well as a chance to gather with friends and colleagues on Agraria to share a fire and cider! This event is free.

Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice
131 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd.
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Rachel Isaacson / (937) 767-2161 /



East Lansing, Michigan 

Saturday, January 8, 2022
8 a.m.-5 p.m.


MOFFA's 7th annual Organic Intensives educational event provides current and future farmers, as well as serious gardeners and concerned consumers, an opportunity for an in-depth learning experience.

The topics will focus on Organic Mushroom Cultivation and Management, In – Row Weed Control Strategies: Fine Tuning Equipment . . . The Details for Success, and The Farm Ecosystem: Managing for Pollinators, Beneficials, and Pests.

The cost is $85 for MOFFA members and $115 for non-members. The registration fee covers six hours of learning, comprehensive printed materials, lunch, breaks, a reception at the end of the day, and a great chance to network. Visit the link below for additional information.

Plant and Soil Sciences Building, MSU East Lansing campus
1066 Bogue St.
East Lansing, Michigan 48823

Michigan Food and Farm Alliance / (248) 262-6826 /



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.-8:30 p.m.; 2/18 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; 2/19 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


Save the date 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:
- Dozens of educational workshops, in-depth Food and Farm School classes, and powerful keynote speakers
- In-person experiences, including an exhibit hall, meals, networking, and community conversations
- An interactive conference app to connect with other participants and access recordings through March 31

Registration for OEFFA's conference will open this fall. Learn more about the conference and sign up to receive conference updates by email 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.

Milo Petruziello / 614-421-2022 /



Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
41 Croswell Rd.
Columbus OH 43214


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