The Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) supports farmers to build resilient ecological farms and grow a strong knowledge-sharing community.
Established in 1979 by farmers for farmers, EFAO is a membership organization that focuses on farmer-led education, research and community building. EFAO brings farmers together so they can learn from each other and improve the health of their soils, crops, livestock and the environment, to steward resilient ecological farms. Learn more >
10th Annual EFAO Conference: Watersheds
November 29th & 30th | Four Points by Sheraton, London
Wednesday February 7, 2024
Learn about farmer-led research funding opportunities, events, and workshops.
In 2022, growers from four farms—including two rooftop farms—conduced a fava bean variety trial.
In collaboration with Dr. Erin Nelson at the University of Guelph, EFAO published a paper looking how farmer-led research helps farmers to feel more knowledgeable, confident, motivated, and inspired to adopt and/or improve ecological practices on their farm.