Webinar: Analyzing & Reporting Organic Research Investments

Taking Stock of Organic Research Investments
2002 -2014

Thursday, April 6 , 2017
11:00 am - 12 pm PST

OFRF invites you to join us for a discussion of the findings from our report, Taking Stock: Analyzing and Reporting Organic Research Investments, 2002 - 2014. This report provides information on the progress USDA funded organic research projects have made in addressing critical research needs. We will describe the types, locations, and impacts of USDA research, as well as research gaps and topics that require greater attention.


Organic Agriculture Soil Health Symposium
Crop, Soil, Agronomy Societies Meeting, Special Session
October, 2017
Tampa, Florida

OFRF, in collaboration with the University of Florida-IFAS and the Florida Organic Growers & Consumers Association, invites submissions to the Organic Agriculture Soil Health Symposium (OASHS) for proposed research, education, and extension papers and posters. 

National Cover Crop Initiative Announced

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation launched its cover crop initiative at the National Press Club on Wednesday, March 22nd. OFRF was well represented at this event by Research Director Diana Jerkins, Policy Associate Michael Stein, and Board Member Klaas Martens.

OARS Scholarship Recipients Share Experiences

With funding support from Ceres Trust, OFRF awarded 20 scholarships to help with the cost of attending the 2017 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium held earlier this year in Lexington, Kentucky. Scholarships were awarded based on the need and merit of applicants.

Scholarship recipients were asked to submit a write-up of their experiences at the conference. Here are a few excerpts from their reports.