Food and Farm School

Thursday, February 15—10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cows in a pasture

Key Principles for Regenerative Agriculture Success

To reimagine your agricultural business with a regenerative agriculture, you need a shift in thinking. Holistic management simplifies complexity through planning and monitoring tools that aid in prioritizing and tracking lead-indicators. Wayne Knight of Holistic Management International (HMI) will introduce essential principles and planning tools to guide your decisions when starting or refining your grazing or cropping business.

Woodhull A

Wholesale for All Scales

With multiple opportunities to sell into wholesale outlets emerging, including Ohio CAN, small and mid-scale growers have new market opportunities. Hear from a specific buyer about their requirements and process, plus take a deep dive into vegetable production on two crops–cabbage and cucumbers–with three farmers on the nitty-gritty details on their crop systems. Food safety practices will also be covered.

Woodhull C

Organic Systems Plan Help-Shop

Writing your first Organic Systems Plan (OSP) can be overwhelming. If you are planning to certify for the first time in 2024, OEFFA invites you to bring your draft OSP and your questions to this supported work session. Experienced OEFFA staff will address common stumbling blocks farmers encounter in their first OSP, provide individualized assistance, and answer your questions so your first year of certification goes as smoothly as possible.

Woodhull D

*

Organic Systems Plan Help

Organic Farmer Researcher Network DIY Research

Farmers, researchers, and educators interested or experienced in on-farm organic research are invited to discuss current needs and resources. Small group work is intended to generate and refine specific farmer-led research ideas, encouraging new partnerships, ideas, and resources. This conversation started in February 2023, so new and repeat attendees are welcome to come  and move previous ideas forward and start new discussions.

River Birch C

*

# This session was not recorded.
* This session was not recorded due to its conversational aspect.
t This session's recording had technical issues.

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

oeffaoeffaorg

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

Donate Online