New Guidebooks and Webinars from OFRF Help Manage On-Farm Risk

Responding to the needs of farmers and ranchers across the country, OFRF in cooperation with USDA-Risk Management Agency, has developed two informative new guidebooks and webinars on how organic and transitioning growers can manage on-farm risk through crop insurance programs and sound soil health management.

 

Introduction to Crop Insurance for Organic and Transitioning Producers
How crop insurance works for organic and transitioning farmers, including coverage types and record-keeping, as well as what to know when working with crop insurance agents.

 

 

Join Us for the 2019 Organic Agriculture Research Forum

Register now for this day-long forum, which takes place on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The forum will feature innovative presentations from researchers across all disciplines related to organic farming and food systems. Oral and poster presentations will cover topics ranging from assessing the impact of organic agriculture on climate change to organic farmer economics, marketing, and consumer behavior.

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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