Congratulations to Mike Hogan, who received the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) 2019 Service Award at the group’s recent annual conference. An educator in the Franklin County office of OSU Extension, Hogan has spent his 32-year career working with sustainable, alternative, organic, and small-scale farmers. For the past 21 years, he has served as Ohio state co-coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program; and for more than a decade he has partnered with OEFFA on the Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series and on workshops presented at the conference. He is pictured with Carol Goland, OEFFA’s executive director.
“Mike’s long-term dedication to family farming has been instrumental in increasing the acceptance, understanding, and adoption of sustainable and organic practices in Ohio,” SARE Outreach Specialist Sean McGovern said. “The continuing collaboration between Ohio State and OEFFA to host farm tours is a testament to Mike’s understanding that farmers, researchers, and Extension work best when they work together.”
Read the full story. (Photo: Ed Chen, OEFFA.)