Schedule: November 21 Organic Research Meeting


A Meeting to Discuss Research Priorities and Resources

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Wooster, Ohio  |  9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.*
Research Services Room 126

This event is open to faculty, students, county educators, and staff members—anyone engaged in research and outreach.
* Times are approximate and may change due to discussion. 


8:30 a.m. Speaker/Participant Check-in, Coffee Available
9:00 a.m. State of Ohio Organics
An overview of trends, growth, and needs of organic agriculture in Ohio. 
  • State Industry View
Renee Hunt, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
  • Farmer Panel
* Mike Gessel, Small Farm Institute
* David Raeburn, Greenfield Farms
* Lou Kozma, Steve Turnow, Dave Shively, OEFFA grain growers chapter
* Doug Jackson-Smith, panel leader
  • Discussion
10:00 a.m. Ohio State's Organic Involvement
  • A Historical Overview
* Deb Stinner
  • Current Outreach and Communications
* Cassy Brown
  • Current Resources 
* Ken Scaife
11:00 a.m. Grant Processes and Opportunities
  • Keys to NIFA Grant Application Success
* Mathieu Ngouajio, USDA-NIFA
  • Other Grant Opportunities for Organic Research
*Alan Sundermeier, SARE
*Mike Kline, Organic Valley
*Deb Stinner, Organic Farming Research Foundation
*Steve Culman, panel leader
  • Discussion:
    What could OFFER do to enhance your ability to conduct and share relevant organic research? 
12:00 Optional Light Lunch at Wooster