A Conversation with Amigo Bob

In this episode, Martin Guerena, a sustainable agriculture specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable agriculture program talks with “Amigo Bob” Cantisano.

Bob is a pioneer in California organic agriculture, and he is well known as the founding organizer of the annual Ecological Farming Conference, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2020. It is one of the largest sustainable agriculture gatherings in the western United States.

Martin works at NCAT’s Western Regional office in Davis, California.

Martin and Bob discuss the history of organic agriculture and what Bob sees as its challenges and opportunities going forward, including regulatory practices, labor challenges, and increased demand.

You can contact Martin Guerena directly via email at marting@ncat.org

Related ATTRA Resources:

Organic Farming

Other Resources:

Ecological Farming Association

Felix Gillet Institute website

Felix Gillet Institute Facebook page

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