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OHIO ECOLOGICAL FOOD AND FARM ASSOCIATION

Using education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing to promote local and organic food systems.

aka OEFFA   |   Columbus, OH   |  www.oeffa.org
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OHIO ECOLOGICAL FOOD AND FARM ASSOCIATION

EIN: 34-1638273


Mission

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association cultivates a future in which sustainable and organic farmers thrive, local food nourishes our communities, and agricultural practices protect and enhance our environment.

Ruling year info

1991

Executive Director

Khara Strum

Main address

41 Croswell Rd

Columbus, OH 43214 USA

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EIN

34-1638273

Subject area info

Environment

Agriculture, fishing and forestry

Community and economic development

Population served info

Adults

Farmers

NTEE code info

Agricultural Programs (K20)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (K01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Outreach

Education and technical assistance for aspiring and beginning farmers. We are building capacity to improve the BIPOC community's ability to successfully acquire, own, operate, and maintain viable farms. Strategies for accessing land, expanding sustainable agricultural practices, and utilizing USDA programs are all a part of this important work.

Population(s) Served
Farmers

Education and advocacy for federal, state, and local policies that support a just food system and create the conditions for sustainable and organic farmers to succeed.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Adults

Assisting farmers and growers so that they have the knowledge and skills they need to produce food using sustainable and organic practices. Includes hands-on on-farm training, farmer-led classes to develop financial and business skills, mentoring, and a production information line for one-on-one assistance. In parallel, educating consumers about the environmental, economic, health, and social consequences of food production and choices.

Population(s) Served

OEFFAs popular and inspiring sustainable agriculture conference features nationally-recognized speakers, a trade show, childrens activities, entertainment, locally sourced meals, and more than 70 workshops taught by experienced OEFFA members, farmers, and researchers.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Adults
Farmers
Adults

Where we work

Financials

OHIO ECOLOGICAL FOOD AND FARM ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.64

Average of 3.43 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2

Average of 3.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

17%

Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

OHIO ECOLOGICAL FOOD AND FARM ASSOCIATION

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of OHIO ECOLOGICAL FOOD AND FARM ASSOCIATION’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$59,646 $771 -$43,338 $136,265 -$129,228
As % of expenses -5.9% 0.1% -4.5% 16.8% -10.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$63,127 -$2,709 -$46,819 $132,785 -$132,708
As % of expenses -6.2% -0.3% -4.9% 16.3% -10.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $943,366 $932,481 $909,568 $956,153 $1,157,866
Total revenue, % change over prior year 13.3% -1.2% -2.5% 5.1% 21.1%
Program services revenue 23.5% 22.2% 24.8% 14.4% 13.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 48.7% 49.3% 47.0% 47.2% 73.1%
All other grants and contributions 22.2% 21.6% 22.4% 21.8% 10.8%
Other revenue 5.7% 7.0% 5.7% 16.7% 3.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,013,012 $931,710 $953,522 $813,479 $1,287,094
Total expenses, % change over prior year 28.4% -8.0% 2.3% -14.7% 58.2%
Personnel 58.0% 62.6% 60.9% 74.9% 68.1%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 5.3% 4.1% 4.4% 3.4% 2.8%
Interest 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 1.0% 0.6%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 36.6% 33.1% 34.5% 20.7% 28.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,016,493 $935,190 $957,003 $816,959 $1,290,574
One month of savings $84,418 $77,643 $79,460 $67,790 $107,258
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,100,911 $1,012,833 $1,036,463 $884,749 $1,397,832

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.1 2.3 1.3 3.4 2.0
Months of cash and investments 2.1 2.3 1.3 3.4 2.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.6 -0.7 -1.2 0.6 -1.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $181,205 $180,225 $103,600 $233,720 $217,771
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $91,869 $53,143 $77,381 $85,568 $132,806
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $377,050 $377,050 $377,050 $377,050 $377,050
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 3.8% 4.7% 5.7% 6.6% 8.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 43.8% 40.2% 42.7% 34.7% 78.7%
Unrestricted net assets $310,569 $307,860 $261,041 $393,826 $148,893
Temporarily restricted net assets $50,000 $50,000 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $0
Total net assets $360,569 $357,860 $311,041 $443,826 $148,893

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Khara Strum

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

OHIO ECOLOGICAL FOOD AND FARM ASSOCIATION

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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OHIO ECOLOGICAL FOOD AND FARM ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 05/20/2024
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Board chair

Sarah Paul

Mardy Townsend

Steve Edwards

Bryn Bird

Dave Bell

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes