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.
WEBINAR 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.
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.
The House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research held a hearing on March 16th to discuss agricultural research in the next Farm Bill. OFRF attended the hearing and will continue working with members on the Subcommittee, as well as the full Agriculture Committee, to help ensure Congress and the USDA are dedicating vital agricultural research investments that support organic farmers, and those seeking to transition to organic agriculture.
OFRF’s 20th Annual Benefit Luncheon at Natural Products Expo West offered up a delicious organic menu and thought provoking discussion on the future of organic agriculture. The luncheon is a time-honored kickoff to Natural Products Expo West, the world’s largest natural products show, attracting more than 77,000 attendees to the Anaheim Convention Center.