Organic Farming Research Foundation works to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policies that bring more farmers and acreage into organic production.
OFRF is pleased to announce the publication of its new educational guide titled, Soil Microbial Interactions and Organic Farming. This resource explores the role of microorganisms, like bacteria, in creating healthy soil ecosystems that benefit organic farms. Microorganisms help create healthy soil, remove soil contaminants through bioremediation, and improve plant health by controlling weeds and plant disease.
In 2015, OFRF surveyed organic farmers to find out about their most pressing challenges and research needs. They rated research and information on soil health as the highest priority. The guideaddresses this need and provides information for organic farmers on how to build healthy soils through incorporating the benefits of a diverse soil microbiome.
May 23, 2016 - OFRF is pleased to announce its research grant awards for 2016. Determinations were made by OFRF's Board of Directors, which is made up of organic agriculture researchers, industry leaders, and farmers. Six projects were chosen from the many highly credible and relevant research grant proposals submitted.
Diana Jerkins, Research Program Director at OFRF, presented the results of our National Organic Research Agenda at the Organic Confluences Summit on May 23rd in Washington, D.C. The conference was put on by the Organic Center and was the first of many events taking place during Organic Week.