organic agriculture Tag

Penn State Extension has introduced a Farmer-to-Farmer Case Study series of six videos that provide farmer perspectives and approaches to managing soil health. The 10-minute videos feature the perspectives of one transitioning and two experienced organic feed grain and forage producers from Pennsylvania to help farmers understand how to successfully capture this growing market. The intent of this video series is to encourage peer learning among farmers who want to understand what crop sequences and management tactics are used on organic farms, why they work, and what their limitations are from the perspective of other farmers. ...

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has published a new California Organic Research Agenda (CORA), a comprehensive report that examines current needs and challenges of organic farmers and ranchers across California and provides policy and research recommendations to address producer-identified issues. The 114-page CORA report is a companion to OFRF's 2022 National Organic Research Agenda. The national organic survey data boasts responses from more than 1,100 producers and 16 listening sessions held across the United States. Using the California subset of the national survey data, the CORA report highlights the top production and non-production challenges cited by California's organic farmers and...

As part of a larger research study being conducted by Rue Genger and Claire Strader of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, researchers are inviting organic vegetable producers to take a survey on reduced tillage. The online survey takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete and asks about use of reduced tillage methods in organic vegetable production, benefits and obstacles to adopting reduced tillage methods, and grower interest in learning more about reduced tillage....

Jeff Schahczenski, Agricultural and Natural Resource Economist with NCAT/ATTRA will present a one hour webinar on history, opportunities and challenges with using federal crop insurance policies to protect yield and price risks associated with transitioning and certified organic agriculture. Part of this webinar will be based on recent results from a five year national Organic Agriculture Research and Education Initiative project....