Organic Link E-News

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The monthly Organic Link provides news about resources, events, research and funding opportunities related to organic and sustainable farming. You can read recent editions here, or sign up to receive the Organic Link by email. Click the “Sign Up” button to the right.

Current edition:

September 2014

Make plans for conference season
Webinars focus on farm finances
Applications due for mentoring program
Funds available for certification cost-share
Comment period open for fall NOSB meeting
Programs help with on-farm conservation
Grants encourage sustainable solutions
Support for new farmers
Last chance to participate in seed survey
Crowdfund a farm project
New show highlights sustainable ag

Recent editions:

August 2014

Final field days of 2014
Free webinars give tips on farm finances
Nominate a farmer who impresses you
Applications due for mentoring program
Last chance to comment on 2,4-D crops
NOSB’s fall meeting announced
Farmers can list products in new national directories
E-book covers latest in strawberry farming
Free guide explains plight of pollinators
Visit MOSES at MN State Fair
Save the date for MOSES 2015

July 2014

Glean ideas at field days
Visit MOSES at Farmfest Aug. 5-7
MOSES offers new fact sheet
USDA wants cost-share success stories
Seed survey responses needed
Certified farms needed for research study
Season extension information relocated
Farm Beginnings courses start this fall
USDA launches New Farmer website
Minneapolis farmers’ market open to walk-in sellers
Study finds organic offers more nutrients
Websites pinpoint good, local food
Save the date for MOSES 2015
Try new organic products for $2

June 2014

MOSES Field Days start next week!
Certification cost share funds available
Time running out to comment of 2,4-D ready crops
Local food event planned for November
Organic Tree Fruit Association expands
USDA funds efforts to combat PEDv
Deadline for research papers extended
Free legal guides help farmers reduce risk
Workshop helps food companies be green
Cheese-makers can use wooden shelves
Publication focuses on organic farming
Sustainable farming festivals planned
MOSES website search function upgraded
Save the date for MOSES 2015
Save 25% on books about farming, food

May 2014

Field days ripe with learning opportunities
NOSB reviews approved substances
‘Take’ a workshop while you work
Census shows rise in organic farming
USDA provides resources for small farms
Comment now on 2,4-D-ready corn, soy
Publication details options for controlling fire blight
2015 Research Symposium planned
Minnesota helps farmers transition to organic
Organic Certification Cost Share coming in fall
USDA opens conservation, energy programs
App helps farmers reach consumers
Save 25% on books about farming, food
Find educational events

April 2014

New Farmer Summit gives beginning farmers food for thought
Disaster assistance sign-up opens April 15
Events, webinars focus on organic ag
Save 25% on books about food, farming
Free manuals cover organic plant breeding
Report provides examples of SARE-funded projects
Online registries help farmers avoid pesticide drift on fields
Website gives tips for controlling wildlife pests
Programs help people decide if farming is a fit
Expo highlights organic products in Wisconsin
Land Link-Up connects buyers, sellers

March 2014

MOSES Conference draws 3,400+ together to learn, grow inspired
Summit offers workshops, food, fun for beginning farmers
Free training teach conservation practices
Webinar encourages women to lead
New resources highlight organic research
NOSB seeks new members
New tool helps farmers measure soil organic matter
NRCS updates soil survey website
Report shows value of prairie strips
Recordings available from cover crop conference
New short film explains “why organic?”
New grant program targets future organic farmers
Organic World Congress registration opens
Webinar covers weed management

February 2014

Ready for the 25th MOSES Conference?
Add an all-day course to your conference trip!
Get notices in new MOSES Conference App
Exciting time for research
Support organic farming at benefit dinner
Thanks to our Blazing Star Sponsors

January 2014

USDA opens comment period on 2,4-D ready crops
Comment on USDA’s Coexistence proposal
Certification Cost Share in Farm Bill?
Comment period for GE apple ends soon
USDA to survey organic farmers about pricing
Videos highlight weed management strategies
Grants available to improve conditions for livestock
Grant program helps farms, orchards with sustainability, outreach
Online conference focuses on CSAs
Grow your organic food business
Workshops teach Holistic Management

December 2013

FDA receives thousands of comments on FSMA
Conservation program opens enrollment
USDA seeks comments to enhance agricultural coexistence
Farmers connect online through forum
December webinars cover variety of topics
Online ‘college’ geared to market farmers
Seed conference occurs next month

November 2013

MOSES Conference registration opens Nov. 25
Research Forum poster submissions open
Ask Congress to support organic farming
NOSB reschedules canceled meeting to April
Farm Transitions Toolkit now online
Drake put Legal Guide for Direct Marketing online
Blobaum recognized for contributions to organic ag
Whole Foods supports local farmers with loans
USDA creates grass-fed beef market report
Webinars focus on legal issues for farmers
Help a fellow farmer score a Super Bowl ad
Conference season schedule

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