Registration open for sustainable food conference

Registration is now open for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s 36th annual conference, Sustainable Agriculture: Renewing Ohio’s Heart and Soil — again held in Granville.

Preconference meetings will be Feb. 13, and the conference will take place Feb. 14 to 15 at Granville middle and high schools.

As the state’s largest sustainable food and farm conference, more than 1,200 attendees from across Ohio and the U.S. will attend keynote sessions with Doug Gurian-Sherman and Alan Guebert; nearly 100 educational workshops; three preconference intensives; a trade show; locally sourced and organic from-scratch meals; and more.

“How we care of our soil has everything to do with the well-being of our food and water, how we feed ourselves in the future, and who will be raising our food,” association Program Director Renee Hunt said. “Soil health is at the core of sustainable agriculture, but by building connections between eaters and farmers, we are also renewing the heart of our community-based food systems.”

Gurian-Sherman is director of sustainable agriculture and senior scientist at the Center for Food Safety in Washington, D.C. He is the founding co-director and former science director for the biotechnology project at the Center for Science and the Public Interest.

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