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44th OEFFA sustainable food and farm conference

Cultivating a diverse regenerative agricultural movement and shaping a more current and equitable farm bill will be the respective focal points of keynote addresses by Mohawk seedkeeper Rowen White and agronomist Ricardo Salvador at the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 44th annual conference, Germinate, Regenerate, Agitate.

OEFFA’s 44th annual conference features more than 50 educational workshops, an exhibit hall, full-day Food and Farm School classes, locally-sourced meals, and much more. 

The event will take place in-person on Thursday, February 16 through Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Cherry Valley Hotel and Ohio Event Center in Newark, Ohio. 

A limited number of scholarships are available to persons of color and beginning farmers. For more information, or to register,

With “Reseeding Imaginations of a Relational Agricultural System,” Rowen White will speak on Indigenous leadership, ecological knowledge, cultural memory, and the cultural inheritance of land and seeds.

Tickets for this portion of the conference are available for $35. It will also be livestreamed on OEFFA’s Facebook page.

In his Saturday, February 18 keynote address, “A Transformational Idea for the 2023 Farm Bill,” Ricardo Salvador will speak on how to transform the far-reaching 2023 Farm Bill to be more current and equitable. Salvador is a senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.