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Thursday, February 21, 2019

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USDA's 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum

USDA's 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, February 22, 2019 - 5:00pm

“Growing Locally, Selling Globally” is the theme of USDA’s 95th Agricultural Outlook Forum. The Feb. 21-22 conference will feature sessions on global trade trends, innovations in agriculture, developments in animal and crop biotechnology and frontiers in conservation as well as the 2019 outlooks for food and commodity markets.

Organic is on the agenda on Friday February 22 at 2:45pm. Catherine Greene, Senior Agricultural Economist, ERS-USDA,will present the U.S. Outlook for Organic Agriculture, discussing consumer demand for organic food, and examine market trends and outlook for U.S. organic grains, dairy, poultry and specialty crops. Click here to review the full Forum agenda

Conference Information:

February 21-22, 2019

Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel 

Arlington, VA

8:00am to 5:00pm
 
MOSES Organic Farming Conference

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) will host the 2019 MOSES Organic Farming Conference February 21-23 in La Crosse, WI. This Conference is the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 66 workshops over 6 sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging roundtables, and a resource-packed exhibit hall with over 170 vendors. Organic University, day 1 of the conference, provides full-day courses that dig deeper into specific farming topics.

Melody Meyer, founder of Source Organic, will present the following sessions at the Conference on behalf of the Organic Trade Association. 

International Trade | Friday, February 22, 3:30pm
Speaker: Melody Meyer

The global organic marketplace is constantly shifting, making your farm products more or less desirable. Gain an understanding of the global marketplace and learn how to interpret its forecast so you can make better decisions about what to grow and market.

Organic Check-Off | Saturday, February 23, 8:30am
Speakers: Melody Meyer, Jim Riddle, Kathleen Delate

Since the USDA halted a mandatory organic check-off to fund research and promotion of organic, members of the organic sector are looking at a voluntary check-off program called GRO Organic. Learn about this option and hear different perspectives on the need for organic research, promotion, and consumer education. Weigh in with your own “big idea” to advance organic.

The Organic Center's Science Project Manager, Amber Sciligo, will be presenting the following session at the Conference:

Beyond Till vs No-Till | Saturday, February 23, 10:30am
Speaker: Amber Sciligo

Intensive agriculture practices have depleted our soils and accelerated climate change, but the good news is practices employed by organic farmers can rebuild soil. Learn about cutting-edge research on organic’s soil-building potential and strategies you can use on your farm to help mitigate climate change.

For more information, contact Adrienne Messe.

Conference Information: 

February 21-23, 2019

La Crosse Center

La Crosse, WI

8:00am to 5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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