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Ohio Food and Farming Conference Draws Near

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is a statewide, grassroots, nonprofit group that  was founded in the late 90's.  Farmers, gardeners, and folks who were thinking more about the foods they were  eating began working together to create and promote a sustainable and healthful food and farming system.

On February 16-17, Granville, Ohio, in the heart of the state, will be home to OEFFA's 34th annual conference,  Growing Opportunities, Cultivating Change.  It's Ohio’s largest sustainable agriculture conference, an event  which draws more than a thousand attendees from across Ohio and the Midwest.

Renee Hunt is the Education Director at the Ohio Food and Farm Association. We talk with briefly about the OEFFA and the conference. 

One of the keynote speakers at this year's conference is Nicholette Hahn Nieman, she's an Attorney and rancher who writes and speaks about improving our food and farming system.  She also spoke to us by phone from her home in Northern California.

Anyone interested in finding  out more about the organization, who who want to raise their own awaness about food and farming issues  can find out more at OEFFA.org.

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