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 38th Annual Conference

Growing Today, Transforming Tomorrow

February 9-11, 2017 - Dayton, OH

Registration is now open for Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm event! Register early and save! Read more.


Make a Year-End Donation to OEFFA

Ring in the New Year by making a tax-deductible gift to support sustainable food and farms. Click here.


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.

Now accepting Apprenticeship Program and conference scholarship applications!


Farm Policy Matters

Organic and Farm Bill Programs

Labeling GE Food

Food Safety


Crop Insurance

Climate Change

Protecting Ohio's Water Quality

Advocacy Toolkit


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.


Upcoming Events



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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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