Register Now: 2016 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium


November 11, 2015 - Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) invites you to attend the 2016 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium, a pre-conference at the annual EcoFarm Conference, on January 20, 2016 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, CA.

Jointly hosted by OFRF and the University of California, Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension (KARE) Center, this event provides an opportunity for researchers, farmers and people from across the US to meet and share knowledge on organic farming research.

The symposium will feature esteemed researchers from a number of higher education and research organizations. Dianna Jerkins, Research Director for OFRF, will present an assessment of future organic research needs, sharing results from the foundation’s recently completed survey of organic farmers. Other topics on the agenda range from soil health and agricultural sustainability, to biodiversity and the economics of organic agriculture.

OFRF would like to thank the USDA Organic Research Education Initiative (OREI) program for sponsoring this event. OFRF received a grant as part of $21M in organic research and extension funding announced by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on October 13, 2015. The funding supports research and outreach projects that will help growers, producers and processors improve their organic operations.

Online registration for the 2016 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium pre-conference is available through the EcoFarm Conference registration page.

Brise Tencer, OFRF Executive Director
Diana Jerkins, OFRF Research Director
(831) 426-6606 

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is a non-profit foundation that works to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policies that bring more farmers and acreage into organic production.

The Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension (KARE) Center, founded in 1965, is one of nine world-class agricultural research centers operated by the University of California.