Upcoming Learning Opportunities

August 26, 2016

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                 August 26, 2016

                  8:30 - 4:00 PM

        The Ohio State University


   Inviting all interested in reducing

 and redirecting food waste in their

own communities or organizations!


The morning will feature national and local experts sharing emerging insights into current trends and best practices concerning how to help consumers and communities reduce food waste and divert food waste from landfills in support of the United States’ first-ever national food waste reduction goals, which calls for a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030 by forming a broad and inclusive public-private partnership. 

The afternoon will feature ample opportunity for participants to discuss current or potential waste reduction or redirection programs in their own communities and organizations. 

Participants will be able to ask questions from a panel of experts about these programs and discuss possible collaboration with researchers to help implement and/or evaluate community or organizational programs.

On-site Keynote Speaker:


                                                   Dr. Elise Golan 
                                                   Director for Sustainable Development, Office of the Chief Economist
                                                   U.S. Department of Agriculture



The Organics Recycling Association of Ohio (ORAO), previously known as the Ohio Compost Association, is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth of the organics recycling industry in Ohio by encouraging further study, research, advancement, and development  of composting and organic recycling through professionalism, education, training, information exchange and networking within the industry and with regulatory agencies.