Preparing for the 2023 Farm Bill

The Farm Bill is a major piece of legislation developed every five years that shapes our food and farming system. The work to shape what the 2023 Farm Bill looks like will be done this year. 

This legislation impacts conservation programs, nutrition programs, farm credit, rural development, local foods, crop insurance, agriculture and climate change, and much more. For an excellent overview of the Farm Bill, see this primer from our partners at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.

We want your input about how to use the Farm Bill as an opportunity to create a more resilient, fair, and healthy food system. The voices of our members, as farmers and food systems advocates, will be essential to this process.

OEFFA is hosting listening sessions across the state and virtually. Find a date that works for you and contact Heather Dean at (614) 725-3165 or

  • Yellow Springs, March 3, 6:30-8:00 pm.
  • Newark, March 10, 6:30-8:00 pm.
  • Online virtual discussion, March 17th 6:30-8:00 pm.
  • Wooster, March 24th, 2:30-4:00 pm.

We need you to help shape the future of agriculture.

If you can’t attend one of the sessions, please let us know what you think by filling out the Farm Bill survey today!

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