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USDA Organic Farming Systems Research Conference Coming March 16-18

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:

  • To investigate findings on U.S. research on organic systems, particularly in long-term farming experiments and nationwide economic producer surveys.
  • To explore what these findings mean for U.S. agricultural productivity, economic viability, environmental stewardship, and quality of life goals.
  • To facilitate dialogue among various disciplines and stakeholders in organic farming, as well as to generate recommendations for improving research.
  • To create new ideas for future research in organic farming systems.

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.

Categories: Organic, Research, Education & Extension

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