Registration Open: 2018 Organic Farming Research Conference

OFRF, in partnership with Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey and Rutgers University, will be presenting the 2018 Organic Farming Research Conference on Friday, January 26th at Rutgers University, immediately preceding the NOFA-NJ Annual Winter Conference. 

The symposium will feature talks from researchers, farmer and rancher researchers, students, and other agriculture specialists on topics related to organic farming and food systems, as well as from other systems of sustainable agriculture that employ techniques compatible with organic standards.

OFRF Now Accepting Research Proposals

OFRF is pleased to release our Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2018 research grants. Applicants residing in Canada, Mexico, and the United States are eligible to apply. In particular, OFRF encourages farmers, ranchers, graduate students, early career researchers, veterans, and Extension personnel to consider applying for funding. The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2017. OFRF will notify applicants about funding decisions in spring 2018.
 

Ohio Farmer Visits DC to Talk About Need for More Research

Dean McIlvaine of Twin Parks Organic Farm in Wayne County, Ohio, has operated an 850-acre organic grain farm since 1985. He grows organic corn, soybeans, spelt, oats, wheat, rye, clover, and has recently expanded into a rotating cow and calf grass fed beef operation to add to the farm’s diversity. Dean markets the farm’s products nationally and internationally. His father Dale purchased the farm in the mid-70’s and farmed conventionally until Dean transitioned it to an organic operation—following his college dream and his personal beliefs that organic food is healthier and better for the environment.

Call for Posters: Organic Research Poster Session at PASA Winter Conference

OFRF will host an Organic Poster Session at the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s (PASA) winter conference being held February 7 - 10, 2018 at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA. We invite the submission of research abstracts for posters to by December 20, 2017. 
 
The poster session is open to researchers, farmer and rancher researchers, students, and other agriculture specialists to present on topics related to organic farming and food systems, as well as from other systems of sustainable agriculture that employ techniques compatible with organic standards.

 

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