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Jeremy Barker-Plotkin, OFRF Board President and Farmer, Simple Gifts Farm, Amherst, Massachusetts

May 8, 2019 – Greetings! With just days to spare, we exited 2018 with a Farm Bill that makes long overdue investments in organic agriculture, including $395 million for organic research and education over the next ten years.

Thanks to the hard work of OFRF and a broad coalition of organic champions, we achieved historic permanent baseline funding for the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI).

For nearly 30 years, OFRF has played a critical role in funding innovative, scientifically impactful organic research. It makes me proud to be part of an organization that is so dedicated to cultivating the improvement of organic farming practices and ensuring the unique needs of organic farmers are being met.

OFRF puts farmers first—ALL of their resources are available to farmers for free. This is one of the many reasons why I proudly serve on the board.

Your donation today ensures OFRF can continue to help organic farmers access critical resources and make the most of the opportunities before them. 

Please join me in supporting OFRF’s work in 2019!

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