A good dinner can satisfy more than just our appetite. A vibrant, local food system can provide Ohio's family farmers with a secure income, while protecting our environment and meeting the growing consumer demand for fresh, safe, healthy food.

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) was formed in 1979 and is a membership-based, grassroots organization, dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable, ecological, and healthful food systems.

OEFFA's membership includes farmers, consumers, gardeners, chefs, teachers, researchers, retailers, and students. Together, we are working to recreate a regionally-scaled farming, processing, and distribution system that moves food from farm to local fork.

OEFFA's 39th Annual Conference: A Taste for Change

February 15-17, 2018

Dayton Convention Center

Save the date for Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference! Registration opens this fall. Read more.


The Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series

June-November 2017

This annual series presented by OEFFA, Central State University, Ohio State University, and the Clintonville Farmers' Market features 33 farm tours, six educational workshops, and four special events held throughout Ohio. Read more.


OEFFA's Begin Farming Program

Fielding the Next Farm Team

This new program includes workshops, networking, and other activities and resources to help beginning farmers succeed and grow their businesses. Read more.


Farm Policy Matters

Organic Agriculture


Farm Bill

Genetic Engineering

State Policy

Climate Change

Food Safety

Advocacy Toolkit



What Will You Leave Behind?

Learn more about this new and exciting way to easily and quickly give back to the environment with a tangible local impact.


Organic: Growing Understanding Fact Sheets

To help consumers understand organic certification, what it means, how it works, and why it matters, OEFFA has designed a new set of fact sheets designed for farmers to use at market stands, in CSA shares, and elsewhere. To learn more, click here.


Organic Livestock and Poultry Health Series

OSU's Department of Veterinary Medicine and OEFFA are providing education and resources to veterinarians, Extension educators, and other professionals who work with certified organic livestock herds and flocks. To learn more, click here.


OEFFA/Countryside Conservancy Specialty Crop Project

Click here to watch past webinars and view past workshop materials.


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


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

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