List of organizations and programs involved in small farm work

Ohio State University Extension
Description: OSU Extension's statewide network of Extension offices and professionals offer many programs and resources on small farm topics. A complete listing of county offices may be found at OSU Extension's many statewide teams such as Integrated Forage Management, Beef, Sheep, Direct Marketing, Sustainable Agriculture, and others conduct programs for small farm audiences.
website: www.ag.ohio-state.edu/distcoun.php

Sustainable Agriculture Team
Description: OSU Extension's Sustainable Agriculture Team provides leadership for small farm programming in Ohio. The team consists of Extension agents, NRCS personnel, university researchers, non-profit organizations and farmers. The team develops and implements educational programs and on-farm research projects for small farm issues.
Alan Sundermeier, Sustainable Agriculture Team Co-Coordinator 440 E. Poe Rd Bowling Green, OH 43402 (419) 354-9050 sundermeier.5@osu.edu
Mike Hogan, Sustainable Agriculture Team Co-Coordinator 32 W. Main St Carrollton, OH 44615 (330) 627-4310 e-mail: hogan.1@osu.edu

Innovative Farmers of Ohio
Description: IFO is a farm family organization which promotes an agriculture which strengthens Ohio farms, farm families, and rural communities. Many of the organizations educational programs and on-farm research projects address small farm issues. A yearly conference in the winter and a series of farm tours each summer/fall are offered for members and the general public.
Laura Ann Bergman, Executive Director 3083 Liberty Rd Delaware, OH, 43015 740-368-8552 e-mail: ifoh@aol.com

Ohio Ecological Food and farm Association
Description: OEFFA is the statewide organic growers organization for farmers, market gardeners, and consumers interested in a more sustainable, permanent, accountable, and healthful agriculture. Small farm issues are a key component of OEFFA's programs. Services offered include organic certification, a large annual conference and trade show, and a summer farm tour series for farmers and the general pubic.
OEFFA PO Box 82234 Columbus, OH 43202 614-421-2022 internet: www.oeffa.com

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Small Farm - New Farm
This website features information and links to hundreds of different resources which can be of use to small farms as well as farm families seeking information on alternative enterprises, alternative production systems, and alternative marketing systems.
website: newfarm.osu.edu

Ohioline Website
Ohioline is your link to information, news, and information on thousands of different agricultural, natural resources, family & youth, and community development topics, many of which are applicable to small farms.
website: ohioline.osu.edu


Regular events (annual workshops, field days, tours, etc.)

Country Living Field Day
The largest educational program for small farms in the US! Held the last Saturday in September each year on four adjoining farms in Eastern Ohio. Features seminars, workshops, farm tours, demonstrations, displays, and commercial exhibits on hundreds of different topics. A children's program is also offered at the field day.
OSU Extension 32 W Main St Carrollton, OH 44615 (330) 627-4310 website: carroll.osu.edu/countryliving.htm

Center for Small Farms
This small farm program is conducted each September at Ohio's statewide farm show, Farm Science Review, held at the OSU Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, OH. Sponsored by American Small Farm Magazine and OSU Extension's Sustainable Agriculture Team, the center features exhibits of small farm equipment and supplies, and scheduled educational programs on various small farm topics.

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