[Market-farming] [Fwd: [Oeffadirect] OEFFA Announces 24th Annual OEFFA Conference]

Lucy Goodman goodows at infinet.com
Sat Jan 18 09:04:27 EST 2003


Benjamin Minor wrote:
> 
> Please distribute...
> 
> For Immediate Release       Contact: Anne Bulford Monday, January 17,
> 2003      614/421-2022
> 
> OEFFA Announces 24th Annual OEFFA Conference
> 
> The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is proud to announce its
> 24th Annual Conference themed, 3Food from Home: Creating Sustainable
> Local Food Systems.2 The Conference will be held March 8th and 9th, at
> Northridge School, in Johnstown, Ohio. Experts from Ohio and around
> the country will be on hand sharing sustainable agriculture production
> and marketing techniques through a wide variety of workshops and
> keynote speeches. The OEFFA conference is Ohio1s largest annual
> sustainable and organic agriculture gathering of  600 consumers,
> farmers, educators and retailers.
> 
> Plenary presenters will include: Anna Lappé, coauthor of the book
> Hope1s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet, who will share stories
> from around the world of people and communities working to reclaim
> control over the food available to them; John Ikerd, Professor
> Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, will share his hopeful vision for
> a New American Agriculture that draws its strength from local
> consumer/farmer relationships; and Don Bustos, an organic farmer and
> local marketing specialist who will speak about CSAs and their
> important roll in the future of American agriculture. Speakers may be
> available for interviews.  For more information, call the number
> above.
> 
> 3OEFFA1s intent,2 said President Bob Henson 3 is to foster an
> agriculture which is ecologically sound, economically viable, and
> socially responsible through farmer and consumer collaboration.2
> 
> The conference will feature over 40 workshops on sustainable and
> organic food production, marketing, and networking. Workshops include
> topics such as beekeeping, winter gardening, on-line marketing and
> research for small farms, nutrition and cooking, farmland preservation
> in Ohio, community gardening, pastured poultry and processing, soil
> testing, tractor maintenance, marketing, and much more!
> 
> Other activities will include a trade show for ecological
> entrepreneurs, a Saturday night contra dance, child care services, a
> kids1 conference, and locally produced organic meals prepared by chef
> David Tidd in cooperation with Creative Cuisine of Columbus. The trade
> show will offer an interesting assortment of exhibitors including
> vendors, service providers, and non-profit organizations. The kids1
> conference offers hands on, interactive workshops for kids ages 6-12.
> 
> Registration fees for the 2 days begin at $60, with volunteer
> discounts available. Child care is available. Early registration
> deadline is 2/25/02. On site and single day registrations will be
> accepted. For further information visit OEFFA on the world wide web at
> www.oeffa.com, or contact OEFFA at the points above.
> 
> OEFFA is a non profit organization founded in 1979 as a broad based
> membership association of farmers, gardeners and consumers which
> conducts Ohio1s organic certification program, and hosts numerous
> educational programs for sustainable and organic farmers, gardeners,
> and their customers.
> ###
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> Kind Regards,
> 
> Benjamin Minor
> OEFFA
> PO Box 82234, Columbus, Ohio 43202
> Phone: 614/421-2022
> Fax: 614/421-2011
> http://www.oeffa.com
> 
> For Organic Certification information, please contact Steve Sears at
> organic at oeffa.com or 419/853-4060.
> 
> --
> Kind Regards,
> 
> Benjamin Minor
> OEFFA
> PO Box 82234, Columbus, Ohio 43202
> Phone: 614/421-2022
> Fax: 614/421-2011
> http://www.oeffa.com
> 
> For Organic Certification information, please contact Steve Sears at
> organic at oeffa.com or 419/853-4060.

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