I think David is right--it's a diverse organization (the Hawaii President
noted that "we are somewhat different from the mainland chapters"). We are
fortunate in Hawaii to have a FB group that considers organic farming "a
profitable way to farm."
Change, as Bill Liebhardt noted, must come in incremental form in order
for mainstream ag. to accept sustainable ag. The President of the
Kauai FB chapter here is also the President of the Kauai Organic Farmers'
Association. Maybe this is how it should be done--and eventually local
inputs may reach DC. Keep talking.
SA Training Coordinator
University of Hawaii