The participants of Organic 2051 worked in small groups to identify specific “gaps” (areas that should be addressed) in each topic area. From there, groups were invited to develop a timeline, specific action items, and measurable progress indicators. Together, these are known as the “Plan to Go Forward.” The groups’ original worksheets are hyperlinked in the outline below for you to explore and consider. As you identify areas in which you or an organization you know could help move our collective vision forward, we encourage you to feel empowered to address the gaps and consider MOSES as your partner in the effort.


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1)  PRODUCTION

1a)  Cover Crops, Crop Rotations, Soil Health

1b)  Drift, Pollinators, Conventional Juxtaposition

1c)  Tillage, Water Quality, Carbon Sequestration


2)  COMMUNITY

2a)  Organic Certification, the Label, Competing Labels

2b)  Vertical Integration of Organic Agriculture and Its Impact

2c)  Rural Community Revitalization


3)  SOCIOLOGICAL

3a)  Barriers to Converting to Organic

3b)  Reaching Disadvantaged and Underserved Farmers

3c)  Market Infrastructure


4a)  ENERGY

Fossil Fuel Reduction, Power Alternatives, Machinery, Waste Reduction Conservation


4b)  ECONOMICS

Business Planning, Viability, Co-ops, Labor, Justice, Scale, Local, Social Capital, Consumer Education


4c)  LIVESTOCK

Regenerative Systems, Humane, Breeding, Pasture-based


4d)  CLIMATE CHANGE

Human Health, Resilience, Pests, Seeds, Mitigation


4e)  SEEDS

Perennial and Ancient Grains, Meeting Expanding Need, New Crops


4f)  “THE EDGES”

Issues Not Met in Other Categories


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