Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), OEFFA is offering a limited number of full scholarships to attend OEFFA's annual conference February 13-15, 2020 in Dayton, Ohio. More details about the conference are available at

Scholarship eligibility: Must be an early career farmer (actively farming on your own or rented land for 10 years or less), working on a commercial or production scale farm, and committed to sustainable farming for a living. You must also be able to commit to attending both days of the conference. 

Registration and meals will be covered by scholarships for February 14-15; travel, lodging , and Food and Farm School registration are not included.  Applications are due January 6 and awards will be made by January 10, before the Early Bird Registration ends.

If you have any questions, please contact Begin Farming Program Coordinator Rachel Tayse at