Having the facts helps build credibility in political discourse, and it's essential when championing for organic agriculture. At OFRF, one of the ways we stay informed is through our relationships with other organizations working toward the success of organic farmers.
Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative
OREI seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Priority concerns include biological, physical, and social sciences, including economics. Read More..
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) assistance from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps producers plan and implement conservation practices to support the environmental sustainability of their organic operations. Read more...
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
Since 1988, the SARE grants and education program has advanced agricultural innovation that promotes profitability, stewardship of the land, air and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities. Read more...
OFRF works on legislative issues at the federal level to develop federal programs and increase funding resources that support organic agriculture. Our three primary focus areas are the Farm Bill, Budget and Appropriations, and Food Safety rules that affect organic producers. Read more...