Organic 2051

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
Radisson Hotel, La Crosse, Wis.

In conjunction with the MOSES Organic Farming Conference.

Organic 2051 is a very innovative and forward-thinking event designed to envision and create a future for organic agriculture. It will challenge the current thought on that future, and will stretch the participants to collaborate and network in new ways.

MOSES will bring farmers and leaders in the organic research, education and farming community together to snapshot and project needs and plans to create a pathway for further adoption of organic farming practices in the US and globally. The world needs our community to stand forth with plan for how we intend to answer the question of feeding a growing planet, sustainably.

Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2018. The planning committee will select participants from among these applications, and will notify selected participants on December 10, 2018.

Selected participants will receive:

  • free registration to Organic 2051
  • one night’s lodging on February 20, 2019
  • lunch and snacks during the event on February 21, 2019.
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Through a highly diverse and collaborative group process, the conference will identify and enumerate the key concerns in 3 major areas of focus, with sub-categories as outlined below.

Areas of Focus:

  • Production Issues
    1. Cover Crops, crop rotations, soil health
    2. Proximity – (drift, pollinators, conventional juxtaposition)
    3. Tillage – water quality, carbon sequestration
  • Community Issues
    1. Organic Certification – the label, competing labels
    2. Vertical integration of organic agriculture and its impact
    3. Rural Community revitalization
  • Sociological Issues
    1. Barriers to converting to organic
    2. Reaching disadvantaged and underserved farmers.

More information will be coming in the days ahead.  In the meantime if you have questions about this conference, or would like to be invited to apply to attend, email john@mosesorganic.org.

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