January 9, 2020 – OFRF will lead a panel discussion and listening session on organic farming at the 2020 Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (TOFGA) Annual Conference. The conference takes place January 16-18 in Temple, Texas.

Soil Health for Crop Producers, led by OFRF’s Senior Science Advisor, Dr. Diana Jerkins, takes place on Friday, January 17th from 9:45 – 11:00 a.m. The session will feature research and practical examples from the Southern region to provide guidance on integrating cover crops, rotations, organic amendments, soil friendly tillage, and other practices to build soil health while reducing financial risk.

Dr. Jerkins will also lead a listening session on January 17th from 2:00 – 3:15. The session will provide an opportunity for organic farmers and ranchers to discuss their production concerns, successes, and priorities for future research investments. 

Dr. Jerkins is a co-author of OFRF’s educational series on Soil Health and Organic Farming, which includes nine guidebooks and webinars, all of which are available to download/view for free.