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OEFFA Launches Annual Series of Farm Tours and Workshops

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) and partners invite you to explore farms and farming this summer during the 2024 Farm Tour and Workshop Series.

OEFFA’s annual series of public tours and workshops encompasses 24 events, featuring organic and ecological farms in Ohio and Michigan, plus a number of educational workshops. This programming opens the door for farmers, gardeners, educators, and consumers to learn about local foods and farming first hand.

Participants will have the opportunity to walk through farm fields, garden beds, livestock pastures, and more during these OEFFA farm tours: 

  • Saturday, June 22: Goat Milk Herd Share Farm Tour—Everyday Acres, Licking Co.
  • Saturday, June 29: Integrated Farm and Café Tour—Fresh To Morrow Farm & Café, Warren Co.
  • Saturday, July 13: Grazing Innovations Pasture Walk—Bair-Trax Farm, Miami Co.
  • Saturday, July 20: Organic Produce Farm Tour—Hostetler’s Organics, Wayne Co.
  • Sunday, July 21: Artisan Organic Grains and Milling Tour—Mud Run Farm, Stark Co.
  • Friday, August 9: Nutritious Grains Farm Tour and Grain Growers Chapter Meeting—Next Gen Organic Farms, Putnam Co. 
  • Saturday, August 17: Diversified Fruits Farm Tour—Boulder Berry Farms, Warren Co.
  • Saturday, September 28: Livestock Management Farm Tour—MoSo Farm, Athens Co.
  • Monday, October 14: Organic Pork and Mushrooms Farm Tour—Agape Organic Farms, Ingham Co., Michigan
  • Sunday, November 10: Ohio Soil Health Week Farm Tour—Martin Hollow Heritage Farm, Brown Co.

Attendees can explore farm programs, understand the organic certification process, navigate farm employment, and more during these OEFFA workshops: 

  • Thursday, June 6: Lessons Learned in Social Equity—Virtual
  • Mondays, June 10, July 8, August 12: Organics 101—Virtual
  • Monthly: Farmer Help Shop—Virtual
  • Saturday, July 27: Site Assessment WorkshopPreble Co.
  • Monday, August 5: The USDA and You: Local Food Grants—Virtual
  • Thursday, August 8: Land Leasing Basics—Virtual
  • Monday, August 26: Farm Employment Law Basics—Virtual
  • Friday-Sunday, September 13-15: OEFFA at the Ohio Pawpaw Festival—Ohio Pawpaw Festival, Athens Co.
  • Thursdays, September 19, September 26, October 3: Sowing Seeds for Success—Virtual
  • Tuesday, October 8: The USDA and You: Organic Transition Support—Virtual
  • Saturday, October 12: Pitch Your Farm Dream—Oberlin Public Library, Lorain Co.
  • Mondays, October 21, October 28, November 4: Cooperative Farming Learning Series—Virtual
  • Saturday, October 26: Indigo Exploration Workshop—Praxis Fiber Workshop, Cuyahoga Co.
  • Tuesday, November 12: The USDA and You: Conservation Programs—Virtual

In addition to OEFFA, other farm tours, events, and programs are being presented by Central State University Extension, Common Greens, FairShare CSA Coalition, and The Ohio State University

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. To see the full schedule, descriptions, and to sign up, visit oeffa.org/farmtours.

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Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
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Columbus OH 43214

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