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Future of Organic Farmers Workshop

It has been 30 years since the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) was signed into law and while the organic sector has made many advancements, there is still much to be done to ensure the continued success of the organic movement and truly achieve the gold standard in food systems. The Organic Trade Association (OTA), the Organic Farmers Association (OFA), and the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University (ASU) led by Dr.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 13:00 to 17:00

Webinar: Black Farmer Justice: Past, Present, and Future

Black farmers have a rich history and promising future in the United States, even though the Black history of agriculture is often reduced to slavery and cotton plantations. In Farming While Black (2018), Leah Penniman argues that justice for Black people, farmers and otherwise, requires learning about Black histories of agriculture, creating new experiences in the natural world, and getting in touch with our food systems.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

WEBINAR: How Farming Systems Impact Bionutrients

How plants are grown can have an immense effect on nutritional content. A healthy, high functioning soil will produce crops that are flavorful, aromatic, and nutritious. Studies have reflected this by showing that organic production can result in higher antioxidant levels. However, nutrition is still not well understood, and the actual nutrient levels in of crops can vary dramatically with farmer, season, and seed.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:00

Hack@Organic

The Organic Center is collaborating with the USDA ERS, California State University, Fresno, and Purdue University on a virtual conference series and hackathon examining agricultural technology (AgTech) in organic.

The conferences will examine potential opportunities for technology to support the organic sector, pitfalls when it comes to access and equity in AgTech, historical and current examples of AgTech exacerbating the pre-existing structures of racism in the food system, and methods for analyzing AgTech’s fit within organic ideals.

Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 09:00 to Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 17:00

Organic Confluences Conference: Equity and Access in AgTech

The Organic Center is collaborating with the USDA ERS, California State University, Fresno, and Purdue University on a virtual conference series and hackathon examining agricultural technology (AgTech) in organic.

The conferences will examine potential opportunities for technology to support the organic sector, pitfalls when it comes to access and equity in AgTech, historical and current examples of AgTech exacerbating the pre-existing structures of racism in the food system, and methods for analyzing AgTech’s fit within organic ideals.

Date: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 12:00 to 17:00

Organic Confluences Conference: Connecting Organic and AgTech

The Organic Center is collaborating with the USDA ERS, California State University, Fresno, and Purdue University on a virtual conference series and hackathon examining agricultural technology (AgTech) in organic.

The conferences will examine potential opportunities for technology to support the organic sector, pitfalls when it comes to access and equity in AgTech, historical and current examples of AgTech exacerbating the pre-existing structures of racism in the food system, and methods for analyzing AgTech’s fit within organic ideals.

Date: 
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 12:00 to 17:00

Future of Organic Workshop: National & DC coalition partners & organizations

It has been 30 years since the Organic Foods Production Act was signed into law and while the organic sector has made many advancements, there is still much to be done to ensure the continued success of the organic movement and truly achieve the gold standard in food systems. The Organic Trade Association and the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University led by Dr. Kathleen Merrigan are embarking on a partnership to bring together a diverse coalition of stakeholders that are vested in the continued success and growth of organic. 

Date: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 10:00 to 15:00

Future of Organic Workshop: Open to all

It has been 30 years since the Organic Foods Production Act was signed into law and while the organic sector has made many advancements, there is still much to be done to ensure the continued success of the organic movement and truly achieve the gold standard in food systems. The Organic Trade Association and the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University led by Dr. Kathleen Merrigan are embarking on a partnership to bring together a diverse coalition of stakeholders that are vested in the continued success and growth of organic. 

Date: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 13:00 to 17:00

Future of Organic Workshop: Certifiers only

It has been 30 years since the Organic Foods Production Act was signed into law and while the organic sector has made many advancements, there is still much to be done to ensure the continued success of the organic movement and truly achieve the gold standard in food systems. The Organic Trade Association and the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University led by Dr. Kathleen Merrigan are embarking on a partnership to bring together a diverse coalition of stakeholders that are vested in the continued success and growth of organic. 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 13:00 to 17:00

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