Current Research and Future Priorities Focus of OFRF Forum and Listening Session

OFRF would like to thank the researchers, farmers, and educators who participated in our sessions at Organicology in Portland last week. We couldn’t have done it without you! All of the presentations were first-rate—from improving the ability of growers to produce organic seed, to the wonders of barley—a plethora of new information and thoughtful discussion was shared at our Organic Agriculture Research Forum on Saturday.

OFRF at 30th Annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference

OFRF is presenting and exhibiting at the upcoming 30th Annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference Feb. 21-23, 2019 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. More than 3,000 people are expected to gather at the conference, which features 60 workshops spanning farming topics for beginning to experienced farmers. Nine in-depth courses take place the Thursday prior to the conference in the trademark Organic University.

Organic Farmer & Educator Heather Darby at OFRF's Expo West Luncheon

Heather Darby saved her family's dairy farm in Allburg, Vermont from the brink of extinction by transitioning to a diversified certified organic farm. Now she uses her knowledge and experience to help other organic farmers be successful—with the goal of building a healthy and sustainable food system. 

Joining Heather will be Allie Mentzer, Advocacy Senior Manager at National Co+op Grocers, and Brise Tencer, Executive Director at OFRF.  

New Climate Guide Evaluates Best Organic Practices in Curbing Climate Change

December 4, 2018—Today the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) released the eighth guidebook in their immensely popular Soil Health and Organic Farming Series. Organic Practices for Climate Mitigation, Adaptation, and Carbon Sequestration examines research related to the capacity of sustainable organic systems and practices to sequester soil carbon and minimize nitrous oxide and methane emissions. The guide includes practical advice for reducing an organic farm’s “carbon footprint” and adapting to climate disruptions already underway. 

 

 

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