1. Sign up for the OFFER blog

    Nov 8, 2022

    Receive OFFER updates in your inbox by signing up for our blog. We will share research, events, programs, or other information relevant to organic production from Ohio State and partner instititutions. Look for the link at our home page to subscribe. 

  2. organic sunflower with pollinators, Woodlyn Farms, Wooster

    Registration Open for the 2024 Organic Grains Conference

    Sep 20, 2023

    The 2nd annual Ohio State Organic Grains Conference will be January 4-5, 2024 at the Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center in Oregon, Ohio. Register now at to take advantage of Early Bird pricing. 

  3. agricultural questions

    Upcoming DIY On-Farm Research Workshops and Events

    Sep 18, 2023

    The Organic Farmer Researcher Network will offer a series of Do-It-Yourself On-Farm Research Workshops this fall and winter. These workshops gather farmers, researchers, and educators who are interested or experienced in on-farm organic research. Facilitated discussion on current needs and resources and small group work is intended to generate working groups and specific research ideas. Together, we hope to develop individual research questions and help attendees gather the partnerships, ideas, and resources to address these questions.  

  4. Got questions?

    DIY On-Farm Research Workshop

    Jan 23, 2023

    Registration is open for the Do-It-Yourself On-Farm Research Workshop, to be held on February 16, 2023 as part of the 2023 OEFFA Conference in Newark, Ohio. This all-day workshop will gather researchers, educators, and farmers who are interested or experienced in on-farm organic research. The event will feature a panel discussion, facilitated discussion on current needs and resources, and small group work. Together, we hope to develop individual research questions and help attendees gather the partnerships, ideas, and resources to address these questions.  

  5. Eric Richer welcomes attendees to the Ohio Organic Grains Conference

    Inaugural Ohio Organic Grains Conference A Big Success

    Jan 17, 2023

    On January 4 and 5, 2023, Ohio State Extension Fulton County hosted the inaugural Ohio Organic Grains Conference in Archbold, Ohio. The event drew in 185 participants – mostly farmers, as well as Extension and university staff, external speakers, and vendors. Programming included grower panels on nitrogen management, the future of organics, and grain marketing; speakers on soil health, organic crop rotations, weed management options, plus reviews of Ohio State organic corn trial results and organic enterprise budgets; and grower lunch roundtable discussions.

  6. Ohio State Soil Health Webinar Series 2023

    Ohio State Soil Health Webinar Series 2023

    Dec 19, 2022

    The Ohio State Agronomic Crops Team Soil Health Webinar Series returns this winter. You won’t want to miss out on this year’s line-up of farmers and academic experts covering a wide range of soil health topics.

    Programs include: 

    January 5th, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
    Precipitation and Management and Their Effect on Soil Health  
    Dr. Peter Tomlinson, Kansas State University 

  7. OSU Extension to Host Organic Grains Conference in January 2023

    Nov 2, 2022

    Are you a current, transitioning, new-to organic grain farmer, or a crop consultant? Registration is LIVE for the 2023 Ohio Organic Grains Conference on January 4th & 5th in Archbold, OH. We have an exceptional line-up of speakers for the event including keynotes from Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University, and Léa Vereecke, Rodale Institute. Register or view the conference agenda at or read more details here

  8. participants at a breakout group from 2021 Stinner Summit

    16th Annual Stinner Summit: Designing More Climate Resilient Agroecosystems in Ohio

    Oct 11, 2022

    Friday, November 18, 2022, 9am-4pm

    Before his tragic death in an automobile accident, Dr. Ben Stinner was an internationally recognized pioneer in regenerative agriculture research, and well known regionally as a great connector of people. His legacy continues today with the Annual Stinner Summit and Endowment.

  9. a cover crop mix

    Input Sought for On-Farm Cover Crop Trial

    Aug 1, 2022

    OnThursday, August 4, organic growers, researchers, and educators are invited to discuss a cover crop trial at Hirzel Farms in northern Ohio. We want to hear your experience, ideas, and big questions about cover crops. Register at or read more here

  10. organic sunflower trial at Ohio State's West Badger Farm

    The View from West Badger - Ohio State Organic Research Farm

    Jul 8, 2022

    This year at the CFAES Wooster West Badger organic farm we are trialing soybeans with spring-planted cereal rye and oilseed sunflowers. Read more.