For Immediate Release Contact: Sean McGovern
Monday, January 10, 2000
OEFFA Announces 21st Annual OEFFA Conference
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is proud to announce
its upcoming agricultural short courses on Greenhouse Production and Free
Range Poultry. The courses will be held March 4th & 5th, 2000, at
Northridge School, in Johnstown, Ohio.
The Greenhouse Shortcourse on Saturday, March 4th will be taught by Steve
Moore of Wilson College CSA. Steve's passive solar greenhouse structure
feeds over 100 families, and is designed with simplicity in mind to reduce
maintenance and energy use. Year round production and seed starting cycles
and biointensive nutrient management strategies for healthy products will
be discussed, as well as construction and maintenance concerns. Steve will
also address how this low-energy structure saves time and generates income.
The Free-Range Poultry Shortcourse on Sunday, March 5th will be taught by
Herman Beck Chenoweth of the Resilience Institute and Locust Grove Farm.
Herman is the author of Free-Range Poultry Production and Marketing and a
noted direct farm marketing expert. The seminar will feature the Modern
American Free-Range Production System for chickens and turkeys. The system
was developed by Beck-Chenoweth at his research farm in Southern Ohio where
up to 4000 birds per year have been raised and direct-marketed using this
system. Thanks to a generous grant from the USDA's North Central
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE), thirty-five
seminar participants will receive Beck-Chenoweth's book and companion video
at no charge.
Visit OEFFA's homepage at http://www.greenlink.org/oeffa for complete
program information and registration forms.
These short courses are part of OEFFA's 21st Annual Conference themed "Our
Biological Heritage, Seeds of the Past, Seeds for the Future." The weekend
will also feature experts from Ohio and around the country sharing
sustainable agriculture production and marketing techniques through a wide
variety of workshops and keynote speeches. The OEFFA conference is Ohio's
largest annual sustainable and organic agriculture gathering of
approximately 700 consumers, farmers, and retailers. The Conference is
sponsored in part by the Resilience Institute and Ohio Earth Food.
Registration fees for the conference begin at $45, with volunteer discounts
available. Child care is available. Early registration deadline is 2/10/00.
On site and single day registrations will be accepted. For a copy of the
workshop schedule, registration forms, or trade show information, contact
PO Box 82234, Columbus, Ohio 43202
Phone 614/267-3663, fax 614/267-4763, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OEFFA is a non profit organization founded in 1979 as a broad based
membership association of farmers, gardeners and consumers which conducts
Ohio's organic certification program, and hosts numerous educational
programs for sustainable and organic farmers, gardeners, and their
Sean McGovern, Executive Director
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
PO Box 82234 Columbus Ohio 43202
(ph) 614/267-3663 (fx) 614/267-4763 email: <email@example.com>
For OCIA/OEFFA Organic Certification services in Ohio, contact OEFFA
Certification Coordinator, Sylvia Upp at 419/853-4060, fax 419/853-3022 or
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