Formed in 1979, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA)
is a membership-based, grassroots organization dedicated to the promotion and support of sustainable, ecological and healthful food systems.
As a community collaborator, Local Matters is transforming the food system through education and increased access to healthful, affordable and sustainable food while inspiring individuals to consider the role of food in their lives.
USDA Rural Development works to improve the economy and quality of life in rural America by helping rural individuals, communities and businesses obtain the financial and technical assistance needed in order to address their diverse and unique needs.
Since 1988, SARE grants and education programs have advanced agricultural innovation that promotes profitability, stewardship of the land, air and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers and communities.