OCIA Research and Education - Official Home Page
2015 Farmer of the Year
Awards - Outstanding Farmer of the Year Award
Click on 2015 Farmer of the Year to read more about Steve Elliott, who OCIA Research and Education recognized as the Outstanding Farmer of the Year at their annual meeting in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  
2015 Scholarship Recipient
Awards - OCIA Research & Education Scholarships
Click the following link to view the full News Release on the 2015 R&E Scholarship Recipient.  Congratulations to Utsala Shrestha from the University of Tennessee for receiving the $1,000 Graduate Scholarship.  Final project reports will be posted under the 'Research' section of this website. 
Kansas Rural Center Conference
Blog - Upcoming Events

Monday, November 3, is the final day to register for the Kansas Rural Center's 2014 Farm and Food Conference & 35th Anniversary Celebration!  A fun-filled couple of days are being planned for their conference, Nov. 7th-8th, so be sure to visit http://kansasruralcenter.org for more information.  

OFARM Video Series
Education - Video Library

Thanks to OFARM and support from the Ceres Trust, a new series of videos and print stories have been created, where organic farmers say why organic farming is best for our families, our communities, and the environment.

Go to www.OrganicTheRealNatural.com to view this series.  Jackie Keller, an OCIA certified organic farmer in Kansas, is featured in one of the videos.

OFARM is a cooperative, incorporated in the State of Minnesota, as an agency to coordinate the efforts of producer marketing groups to benefit and sustain organic producers.

OCIA Ohio Chapter #2 Farm Tour on Aug. 16th
Blog - Upcoming Events
Be sure to join Ohio #2 chapter members during their tour of Beaver Organic Farm on Saturday, August 16th.  Mark Beaver will host this tour of his organic grain operation.  A time to socialize with other organic farmers begins at 10:30am.  Lunch will be served at 11:30am.  A brief chapter meeting will occur at 12:30pm, with the farm tour following at 1:00pm.  Beaver Organic Farm is located at 4562 Gooding Road in Marion, Ohio.  Please RSVP to Mark Beaver at 740-341-7745 so that lunch arrangements can be made.   

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