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Subject: Organic Farming & Mktg Workshop Oct 29
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 16:01:35 +500
Organic Farming and Marketing Workshop:
New Partnerships and Priorities
Thursday, October 29, 1-5pm
901 D Street SW, Room 338, Washington, DC
(The Aerospace Center, across from L'Enfant Plaza Metro stop)
USDA, the Organic Farming Research Foundation, and the Henry A.
Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, invite you to an
informal workshop on organic farming and marketing.
* Identify and share current projects, problems and concerns
* Develop and expand contacts among researchers and practitioners
* Explore ideas for future research and education activities
This is an informal workshop open to anyone who can join us. We
hope for a mix of government and non-government researchers, farmers,
and activists. We will construct the agenda from the presentations
volunteered (form below) with the expectation that they will be brief
10 min. max.) and often informal, with plenty of time for discussion,
and interaction. Many will be "works in progress" rather than
RESERVE A SPACE by October 25 using the form below.
Featured speakers will include:
Mark Lipson, farmer and policy program director, Organic Farming
Research Foundation, speaking on OFRF's new project to develop a
national research agenda and a farmer-scientist network (SCOAR,
Scientific Congress on Organic Agriculture Research) and on
OFRF's survey of organic farmers which details research
and information needs;
Rick Welsh, Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture,
speaking on the Economics of Organic Grain and Oilseed Production
in the Midwest;
And current USDA projects and programs of interest to organic
"Meeting the data needs of the emerging organic industry"
a set of related presentations by Catherine Greene, Economic
Research Service, Norm Bennett, National Agricultural
Statistics Service, and Terry Long, Agricultural Marketing Service.
Presentations by scientists from the Agricultural Research
Service, including John Teasdale, Long-Term Cropping Systems
Project Coordinator, Mark Davis, Farming Systems Project Manager,
and national program leader Mike Jawson.
Projects of interest to organic farmers from SARE
(Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) and
other programs of CSREES (Cooperative State Research,
Education and Extension Service) by Jill Auburn & others.
"Resources available to organic farming researchers from the
Foreign Agricultural Service" by Janise Zygmont, FAS.
And much more!
To participate, return the following information BY OCTOBER 25 to
Jill Auburn via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (202-720-6071):
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Yes! I would like to participate in the Organic Farming and Marketing
Workshop on the afternoon of Thursday, October 29. I would like to:
(check all that apply):
__ Make a brief presentation entitled:________________________
__ Attend but not present. My interests are: __________________
City, State, Zip: ________________________
A slide projector and overhead projector will be available.
Speakers are encouraged to bring brief handouts (for an
estimated 50-75 participants).
Please forward this announcement to others who might be
interested. Thank you for your help.
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