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U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur honored as Ohio Food Hero

All Blog Posts U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur honored as Ohio Food Hero NOVEMBER 8, 2021 Ohio Food Policy Network On November 8, 2021, the Ohio Food Policy Network (OFPN) presented the Ohio Food Hero award during the eleventh annual Food Policy Summit to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur,

Statewide Food Policy Network Announces Policy Agenda

All Blog Posts Statewide Food Policy Network Announces Policy Agenda May 27, 2021 Michelle Moskowitz Brown (Local Matters) The Ohio Food Policy Network (OFPN), which has brought together food system stakeholders in a variety of ways for more than a decade, is launching its first policy

Ohio House Ag Committee Passes Family Farm Regeneration Act!

All Blog Posts Ohio House Ag Committee Passes Family Farm Regeneration Act! MAY 13, 2021 Amalie Lipstreu  (Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Assocation) The Ohio House Agriculture Committee has unanimously passed House Bill 95, the Family Farm ReGeneration Act, putting us one step closer to achieving

2020 Ohio Food Hero Award

Ashley Weingart of Perfectly Imperfect Produce to Receive Ohio Food Hero Award On November 16, 2020, the Ohio Food Policy Network (OFPN) will present the third annual Ohio Food Hero award during the tenth annual Ohio Food Policy Summit. Ashley Weingart, Founder of Perfectly Imperfect Produce, will receive the award. The OFPN Summit is being held virtually this

Call for OFPN Steering Committee Applicants

Call for OFPN Steering Committee Applicants Thanks for being involved in improving food in Ohio, and for participating in this listserv and in many other ways! The loosely organized, but mighty volunteer Ohio Food Policy Network currently has four seats open on its 18-member steering committee, and we invite you to Apply to be a member. The

Save the Date: 2020 Ohio Food Policy Summit

Save the Date: 2020 Ohio Food Policy Summit + Ohio Local Food Council Workshop   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Join us virtually for the 10th Annual Ohio Food Policy Summit on Monday, November 16th and the Ohio Local Food Council Workshop on Tuesday November 17th, hosted by the Ohio Food Policy Network (OFPN) and the

Food and Farm Organizations Call on Ohio Leaders to Help Farmers, Farmers Markets, and Low Income Food Access

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2020     CONTACT: Amalie Lipstreu, OEFFA Policy Director, (614) 421-2022, policy@oeffa.orgLauren Ketcham, OEFFA Communications Director, (614) 421-2022, lauren@oeffa.orgTevis Foreman, Produce Perks Midwest, Executive Director, (513) 769-7375, tevis@produceperks.org Jaime Hadji, Ohio Farmers Market Network Chair, (614) 327-0102, hello@ohiofarmersmarketnetwork.org Michelle Moskowitz Brown, Ohio Food Policy Network Chair, (614) 263-5662, mmbrown@local-matters.org Columbus, OH—The coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching repercussions on

2018 OFPN Virtual Convening Recordings

All Blog Posts 2018 OFPN Virtual Convening Recordings November 20th, 2018 Amanda Osborne, Ohio State University Extension Cuyahoga In 2018, the Ohio Food Policy Network began hosting monthly virtual convenings to provide continued connection and opportunities for co-learning for the network throughout the year. Below is

2018 Ohio Food Policy Summit

All Blog Posts 2018 Ohio Food Policy Summit November 13th, 2018 Amanda Osborne, OSU Extension Cuyahoga County If you missed the 2018 Ohio Food Policy Summit or would like to revisit some of the presentations, click on the links highlighted below in yellow. BASICS OF FOOD

Farm Bill Stalls

The 2014 Farm Bill expires on September 30th and Congress has not been able to reach an agreement authorizing a new bill nor have they taken action to pass an extension of the existing farm bill. That puts the funding for many "tiny but mighty" (TBM) farm bill programs in jeopardy. These TBM programs include

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