Organic Farming Research Foundation works to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policies that bring more farmers and acreage into organic production.


Farmer Led Trials Program Spotlight: Verdant Phoenix Farm

July 15th, 2024|Farmer Stories, News|

Rhianna Simes, M.S.Ed. owns and operates Verdant Phoenix Farm, a 10 acre urban farm and education center located in Jackson County, Oregon. The farm is managed as a no-till production system and is certified organic. She is participating in OFRF's Farmer Led Trials (FLT) Program to test the success of occultation as opposed to tillage as a field preparation solution for no-till farming.

From Global Insights to Local Impact, an intern perspective

July 10th, 2024|News|

As Marina Vergara, former intern at OFRF, moves onto the next chapter, she reflects on her experience gaining knowledge about organic farming in the US and building professional confidence through research and project management with OFRF. She is excited to apply her learnings at her new role as a Community Outreach Farmer.

The Song of One Thrush: Why We Need Each Other to Build a Healthier Food System

June 28th, 2024|Farmer Stories, News|

Our Board President, April Jones Thatcher, offers a heartfelt reflection on the joys and challenges of organic farming. In her inspiring call to action, April explores how you can be part of a healthier food system. Read her message and discover how your choices can cultivate a more sustainable future for our communities and our planet.





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