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Wild Farm Alliance Webinar

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Wild Farm Alliance is pleased to be partnering with The Organic Center, CCOF and an organic farmer on a webinar and live Q&A session discussing How Can and Why Should Certifiers Address the NOP Requirements for Biodiversity?

Even though the National Organic Program (NOP) requires biodiversity, growers benefit from it and consumers expect it, the NOP did not clarify what that means until they published their guidance in 2016. This has led to disparities in on-farm biodiversity strategy and certifier oversight, resulting in an unfair playing field for growers and certifiers. This webinar and live Q&A will focus on the importance of biodiversity for organic growers, biodiversity disparities, tools that certifiers are using to ensure that farmers are in compliance, and farmer strategies for maintaining and improving biodiversity. WFA also just updated a new resource for inspectors and certifiers that outlines positive indicators and red flags to look for when inspecting organic farms for biodiversity measures. Click here to download the resource.

The Organic Center's, Dr. Jessica Shade, will be speaking on the webinar, taking place Tuesday February 23rd 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST. It is free to attend but you must register in advance. 


  • Dr. Jessica Shade, Organic Center
  • Peter Martinelli, Fresh Run Farm
  • Sean Feder, CCOF
  • Jo Ann Baumgartner, Wild Farm Alliance