Last modification : 2009/01/14 07:08

why buy organic:

News article: medicinal plants on the verge of extinction read more, and other health news

Organic Transitions, inspired by the Transition Towns movement read more

Field day in PA on rotational poultry grazing, using egg mobiles, Sept 27, 2008 read more

Urban organic farming in the Canadian press, Sept 15th 2008 read more

Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) Field Day (OFFER), Ohio Sate University, August 28, 2008 at Ohio State campus in Wooster
Organic growers and those interested in learning more about certified organic farming are encouraged to attend the eighth annual Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) Field Day, which will be held August 28 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster.

A conference session on Innovative Technologies for Organic Farming within the Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers , June 29-July 2, 2008, in Providence.

The 2008 Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference, February 21st-23rd, 2008
organized by Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (Moses)
To submit a research summary click here
Day 1 of the symposium: undergraduate and graduate students research presentations.
Days 2 and 3: presentations and discussions on; Weed management, issues in organic vegetable and fruit management, Organic dairy production, Economic and marketing research in organic agriculture, Organic livestock production (other than dairy) and crop-livestock integration in organic systems and Insect and disease management strategies on organic farms. Presentations will be limited to 5 minutes each followed by small group round table discussions.

The 29th Annual OEFFA Conference, February 16-17, 2008
OEFFA is holding its annual conference, Ohio’s largest annual sustainable agriculture conference, in Granville, Ohio; “Coming Home to Eat”. Featured keynote speakers: Joel Huesby (farmer and mobile livestock processor, co-sponsored by IFO) and Dr. Kamyar Enshayan (local food activist), along with nearly 50 workshops, locally sourced organic food, kids’ conference, child care, trade show, Saturday evening entertainment, and more!

AgStar National Conference, November 27-28, 2007, Sacramento, CA, on manure biodigesters etc...
For those interested in manure digesters and energy projects, the conference is a great place to learn, identify potential projects, and network with others in the industry. For more information, click here

Field day by OFFER; Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER), Ohio Sate University
OFFER announces its upcoming Field Day on Thursday, August 30, 2007. An organic grains portion of the program will run 1:00 - 4:00 PM and will start at OARDC's West Badger Farm (see directions in the flyer). The organic horticultural crops portion of the program will run from 4:30 - 7:30 PM and will start at OARDC's Fry Farm (see directions in the attached flyer). Come to one or both for free. Plus, we will be serving light organic refreshments made from the fruits of our research. If you have questions, contact Deborah Stinner (