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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 John Glenn College of Public Affairs.


November 16:  Ohio Food Policy Summit, 1 – 4 p.m.

View the recording of the Summit here.

  • Welcome to the 10th Summit – Jill Clark, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, OSU
  • Updates on Ohio Food Policy Network, Michelle Moskowitz Brown, Chair, Ohio Food Policy Network and Executive Director, Local Matters
    • Ohio Food Hero award 
  • Keynote – Perilous Bounty: The Crises Haunting Agriculture, and How Regional Food Systems Can Help
  • Break
  • Setting Our Statewide Policy Agenda, facilitated by Amy Lee, Associate Director, Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability, OSU
    • Everyone will have the opportunity to interact with OFPN’s Policy Priorities and suggest specific policy ideas to strengthen Ohio’s food system.
  • Close


November 17 (4-6 p.m.): Ohio Local Food Policy Council Workshop

View the recording of the Workshop here.

4:00 PM Operationalizing Our Policy Agenda at the Local Level

This workshop will prepare local food policy councils to operationalize their policy agenda. Topics addressed include how to incorporate different types of advocacy, steps in campaign building, and tools to move forward.

Facilitated by Dawn Arteaga, Institute for Conversation Leadership.
Content provided by Jen Powis, Senior Counsel, Bolder Advocacy.


Advocacy and Lobbying 101: Legal Tips for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits and Advocates in Coalition

Coalitions incorporating 501(c)(3)s play an important role in educating the public about policy issues and actions taken by elected officials, including local elected officials, and even the President. Elected officials vote on bills, make public statements and executive decisions, and set the course for public policy on a wide range of issues. These actions may be consistent with or conflict with a nonprofit’s position on an issue or the end policy goal for a coalition.After this workshop you will have a clear understanding of how to maximize your advocacy, the kinds of advocacy activities 501(c)(3)s can engage in, when a communication is considered lobbying, and how to work in coalition with public charities.


Participants will learn:

  • How federal tax law permits lobbying for charities and how lobbying is defined;
  • One easy step most charities can take to maximize the amount they’re allowed to spend on lobbying;
  • Yearly lobbying limits for charities;
  • Tips for taking advantage of the narrow definitions of lobbying – which will help charities make the most of their lobbying limit; and
  • The application of these rules to ballot measure activities.

This session complements Being a Player: A Guide to the IRS Lobbying Regulations for Advocacy Charities.

6:00 PM Close


The Summit is open to all who want to see a strong regional food system in Ohio – please share this event widely within your networks! #OFPSummit2020


2020 Summit Planning Committee:  

Amalie Lipstreu, Amanda Osborne, Amy Baskes, Angela Blatt, Beth Knorr, Aiden Irish, 

Elaine McLoughlin-Overholt, Jill Clark, Brian Estabrook, and Michelle Moskowitz Brown


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