Free Webinars from USDA and eOrganics

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USDA is hosting a webinar to discuss the request for application to two NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) organic grant programs: Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) and Organic Transitions. The webinar will include a brief description of the two programs followed by a Q & A session. 

•      Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI): $18 million available to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Applications are due March 10, 2016.  

•      Organic Transitions (ORG): $3.8 million available to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. Applications are due April 15, 2016.

February 11, 2016, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time,

Pre-registration is not required for this webinar session. To participate:

Step 1: Dial In by Phone

Toll-Free (U.S. & Canada): 866.740.1260

Access Code: 7206000

Step 2: Also Access the Web

Meeting URL:  http://www.readytalk.com

On the left side of the screen, enter

Participant Access Code: 7206000

eOrganics webinars

All eOrganic webinars are open to the public and free of charge. The webinars are recorded and available at the URLs listed below and on eOrganic’s YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/eOrganic.

January 14: Connections between Biodiversity and Livestock Well-Being, presented by Juan Alvez, University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Learn more at: http://articles.extension.org/pages/73405

February 11: Grazing Systems and Forage Quality of Grasses for Organic Dairy Production, presented by Brad Heins, University of Minnesota. Learn more at: http://articles.extension.org/pages/73357

March 24: Unique Fly Control Methods for Organic Dairy Production, presented by Roger Moon and Brad Heins, University of Minnesota. Learn more at: http://articles.extension.org/pages/73359

April 7: Evaluating Sprouted Grains on Grazing Dairy Farms, presented by Kathy Soder, USDA ARS. Learn more at: http://articles.extension.org/pages/73431