February 25, 2011
USDA will sponsor a free conference March 16-18, 2011 in Washington, DC, to examine findings from research on organic farming systems. Attendees include researchers, policymakers, farmers, ranchers, and others interested in learning more about the implications of organic farming research.
Major objectives for the conference are:
The agenda includes panels on long-term profitability of organic farming systems, farmer perspectives on organic farming research, and the environmental and social impact of organic farming.
The conference will be held at George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052.
Free and open to the public; space is limited and registration is required. Farmers are encouraged to attend though travel assistance is not available from USDA.
For more information and to register, click here.