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Follow the Food: Firehouse Cooperative

Since April, one of the Chesterhill Produce Auction’s newest customers has been Firehouse, officially named the Student Cooperative Organization (SCO). Located in Athens, Ohio, Firehouse ... Read More

Rural Action welcomes Johna Metcalf in new staff role

Like many staff members, Johna Metcalf’s journey to becoming a full-time Rural Action staff member began with serving through AmeriCorps. Before beginning her new role ... Read More

Heritage Grain Brings People Together in Yellow Springs

by Ciraran Lyons

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – Farmers, millers, brewers, bakers, entrepreneurs, and researchers convened for the first ever Heritage Grain School hosted by the Agraria ... Read More

Chestnut Field Day is a Tasty Success

by Eleanor Reagan

CAROLLTON, Ohio – ASFC hosted a hands-on field day this September to share our North Central Region SARE funded grant research to develop ... Read More

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Local Food in Schools Keeps Dollars Local

by Michelle Ajamian

When Lynne Genter was hired to coordinate Farm to School purchases and education at Federal Hocking Schools, she used the cafeteria as her ... Read More

Whole Grain Rich Standards Rolled Back for School Meals

by Eleanor Reagan

Across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic proves to be a major barrier to nutrition for over 30 million children relying on subsidized school ... Read More

Hellbender Haven – What Rural Action and partners are doing to protect hellbender salamanders in Ohio

On a warm September day, Hannah Kopp and the rest of the Rural Action Watersheds team go out to the Walhonding, Mohican, and Kokosing Rivers ... Read More

Rural Action helps bring fresh produce to flood victims

“Yay, we’re gonna get to can beans!” one woman exclaimed as Rural Action’s Sustainable Agriculture team unloaded bushels of green beans. She shared how her ... Read More

Rural Action awarded federal funds for workforce development


“For decades, our AmeriCorps program has provided opportunities for people to launch or further their careers, while engaging in meaningful service in our communities,” said ... Read More

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Joe Brehm to take on new role as CPO

The Plains, Ohio – Rural Action is excited to announce that Joe Brehm will be stepping into the role of Chief Program Officer. Brehm has ... Read More

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