Press Release: Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) Celebrates Farmers and Puts ORGANIC Culture in Agriculture


OFRF Luncheon at Natural Products Expo West March 8, 2012

For Immediate Release    

Contact Info:
Denise Ryan
External Relations Director
(831) 426-6606

Santa Cruz, CA, (March 5, 2012)  Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) will celebrate American organic family farmers in a big way at the Natural Products Expo West conference and trade show being held at the Anaheim Convention Center March 8 - 11, 2012.

OFRF is pleased to host our 15th Annual Luncheon to kick-off this increasingly popular gathering of who's who in the organic industry.  This year's luncheon will include a tribute to the organic farmers who are instrumental in the growth of our industry.  "At a time when one of the few economic bright spots in our nation's economy holds an annual conference, OFRF plans to honor and celebrate the individuals who bring us together in sustainability," said Maureen Wilmot, Executive Director of OFRF.  "America's organic family farmers are the largest contributors to our industry's success."

The OFRF Luncheon will be held March 8, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, in Ballrooms C and D, and will feature presentations from Huffington Post Columnist, Ellen Kanner, and successful organic farmer, Brenton Johnson from Johnson's Backyard Garden, Austin, TX.  The luncheon, which is almost sold out, has been known as the best place to meet natural product industry leaders and pundits.         

In addition to hosting the Celebration of American Organic Family Farmer Luncheon, OFRF will be featured in a panel discussion highlighting the soon to be published, Organic Farming for Health & Prosperity report-- OFRF's comprehensive report outlining the multiple benefits organic agriculture provides to society. The panel discussion, How Organic Farming Increases the Bottom Line, will be held Friday March 9, 2012 from 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the Platinum Ballroom 7 at the Anaheim Marriot.

"We have much to celebrate in the natural products industry, this year," says Wilmot.  "We're seeing more and more young farmers and consumers embracing organics-- providing our nation with a long-overdue sense of economic renewal.  OFRF is proud to be working with our esteemed sponsors, including Horizon Organic, in hosting this celebration."

The Anaheim Convention Center is located at 800 West Katella Avenue in Anaheim California.

About the Organic Farming Research Foundation

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has a very clear vision -- that organic farming will be the leading form of agriculture for healthy people who thrive on a healthy planet. OFRF sponsors organic farming research and education projects and works to create federal farm policy bringing more farmers and acreage into organic production. Founded in 1990, OFRF is the leading non-profit, national champion of the American organic family farmer in America. For more information, see and find us on Facebook!

Organic Farming Research Foundation
303 Potrero St. #29-203
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
telephone: 831-426-6606