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Monday, December 5, 2022 through Monday, December 19, 2022
9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Register today for this three-part winter course with farm consultant Ellen Polishuk of Plant to Profit! This course will build on the material covered in introductory sessions in January and March 2022 (available to watch on fairfarms.oeffa.org/polishuk). Take a deep dive into your numbers from the season to understand your farm's costs of production and calculate fair prices and wages.

The What: In order to increase farm profits, we have to dive into assessing IF and WHICH of our crops, enterprises, and markets are actually generating profits.

The Why: Growers are struggling to attract and retain excellent employees. We want to pay our people more. How much more can we really "afford" to pay?

The How: We are going to keep appropriate yield, labor, and cost data in the 2022 season.

The Deal: We will meet virtually in December to discuss how to discover profitability using three different strategies:
- Veggie Compass, whole farm profitability tool
- Individual Crop Costing Tool, provided by Kitchen Table Consultants
- An informative and organized Profit and Loss Report, a tool for making decisions on increasing labor cost

Visit fairfarms.oeffa.org/polishuk to view a recordkeeping checklist and costing tools resource list to keep track of your numbers this growing season.

The cost of this three-part course is $75 and includes the opportunity for a one-on-one consultation session with Ellen. Course capacity is limited to 40.


Jacob Taylor / (614) 725-3162 /




Thursday, December 15, 2022
2 p.m.


In the fall of 2021, a coalition of national organic organizations (OFA, NOC, IOIA, ACA, IFOAM-NA) hosted a webinar on the History of Racism in U.S. agriculture and organic. This presentation by Cambium Collective focused on how the early United States' history of slavery and genocide of indigenous peoples has and still impacts our food and agriculture system, including organic.

A recent survey of organic professionals showed that there was also a strong desire for a deeper look at the history of how US agricultural policies further deepened the disparity of farmers and landowners and a culture of racism in U.S. agriculture and organic in the past 100 years. How does our nation's agricultural policy perpetuate inequities in farmer representation?

This 90-minute webinar will present the history of racism in US agriculture and organic in the past 100 years, focusing on federal policies that discriminated against and excluded Black and brown farmers.

Presenter: Tiffany LaShae is a Farmer and Activist with a diverse background in organic agriculture and food justice. She is a farm educator, facilitating programs such as Soul Fire BIPOC Farming Immersions, Big River Beginning Farmers Education Program, and Farmer-to-Farmer Africa. Tiffany is also in a graduate program at the University of Minnesota. Her research is a mixed method, weaving soil health across the Black Belt region and the cultural anthropology of Black farmers.


Organic Farmers Association / (202) 643-5363 /



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


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