MOSES

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is a nonprofit organization based in Spring Valley, Wis. We promote organic and sustainable agriculture by providing the education, resources and expertise farmers need to succeed. You can help us reach more farmers by making a tax-deductible donation.

MOSES Conference WorkshopEducating farmers about organic and sustainable production is the foundation of our work. The cornerstone of this foundation is the annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference, the country’s largest conference on organic and sustainable farming. The MOSES Conference draws around 2,800 people each February to La Crosse, Wis. for more than 60 workshops, inspiring speakers, a two-floor Exhibit Hall, and organically grown food. You can find details about the MOSES Conference under Events in the navigation bar.

We also educate farmers about specific farming practices through MOSES Organic Field Days. These on-farm events give farmers the chance to see firsthand how successful organic farmers manage their operations.

facebook-defaultOur staff includes Organic Specialists who have organic farming experience as well as expertise in certification. They answer farmers’ specific questions through the Ask a Specialist feature on our website (see the box to the right) and the MOSES Organic Answer Line (888-90-MOSES).

We manage several projects to support and empower organic farmers (see Projects). Through our Farmer-to-Farmer Mentoring Program, experienced organic farmers share their expertise with those new to the field, encouraging continued growth in the organic sector. Our New Organic Stewards program and our In Her Boots Project both create supportive communities for beginning farmers and women who farm or want to become farmers.

We also advocate for national policies that encourage organic production. We are part of the National Organic Coalition, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and the Organic Farmers Association.

This website offers information on just about every aspect of organic production plus access to resources such as our Midwest Organic Resource Directory, our Guidebook for Organic Certification, and more than 30 fact sheets (see Publications). Practical articles from our Organic Broadcaster newspaper are grouped by farming specialty in “Farming by Topic” (see Farming). PDFs of complete Organic Broadcaster issues can be found in Publications.

If you need help finding information, please call us—we’re happy to answer your questions about sustainable, organic farming.
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MOSES educates, inspires, and empowers farmers to thrive in a sustainable, organic system of agriculture.

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To request a high-res image of the MOSES logo, contact Audrey.

 

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

MOSES is making a genuine effort to be open and welcoming to all types of farmers from diverse backgrounds. We realize there is a gap between intention and impact, and we want to bridge that gap. The issues of equity and inclusion in agriculture extend far beyond MOSES, and given our leadership role in agriculture, how we embrace the challenge of addressing these issues not only impacts our organization, but also the broader farming community.

We don’t have all the answers, but as part of our strategic plan, we will be developing intercultural competence at MOSES through specific trainings and by reaching out to the diverse members of our community. The complete pathway and timetable are still coming together, but we can assure our community of one thing: as we move forward, it will be with thoughtfulness, transparency, and sincerity. We are committed to creating lasting change that will benefit our community, and all of agriculture.

We invite you on this journey with us. If you have suggestions, comments, or ideas about ways MOSES can become a more equitable organization, please share them with us.

Email MOSES about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Read about Faye Jones and the founding of MOSES.

 

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