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Madison market farmers take home 2016 Organic Farmers of Year award

Longtime organic farmers Steve Pincus and Beth Kazmar of Tipi Produce in Evansville, Wis. (near Madison) are the 2016 MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes organic farmers who practice outstanding land stewardship, innovation and outreach. Read more.


Farmers explain benefits of organic certification

There are many benefits to organic certification. Farmers become certified for a variety of reasons. Some producers see market opportunities while others have different motivations like consistent land stewardship. Read more.


Organic Seed Alliance reports on state of organic seed

As a fundamental input in agriculture, seed serves as a farmer’s first defense against production challenges in the field. Read more.



Elders pass torch to new stewards of organic movement

Within the organic community, there is a generational shift occurring in leadership. Many of the organic pioneers who brought organic from the margins to the mainstream are reaching a time in their lives…. Read more.


Rolled vetch with volunteer ryeCover crop mixes offer benefits as well as drawbacks

Cover crops have become a hot topic for a wide diversity of farming systems as their benefits in nutrient cycling, weed management, erosion prevention, and as a source of nitrogen and habitat for beneficial insects become better known. Read more.


Successful farmer shares how ‘lean’ approach to business impacts his farm

Ben Hartman’s The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work offers solutions to beginning farmer burn-out. Read more.


Experiment explores impact of amendments on soil microbial communities

Organic farming is based on the understanding that soils are not just a place for plants to sit—they are complex living systems, home to an enormous diversity of organisms from the tiniest bacteria to earthworms and insects. Read more.


farmers marketAs market season approaches, know how to label your produce

Farmers’ market produce labeling can be a tricky business. How do we best communicate our farming practices to our valued customers? Read more.


Catchy name, good planning contribute to success of Locally Laid eggs

A sassy name, thoughtful business plan and strict adherence to sustainable practices has propelled an egg company in the northlands of Minnesota to success. Read more.


Additional Content in PDF

Complete March | April PDF (10 MB)

  • Farewell letter from Executive Director
  • MOSES Conference draws organic community together
  • MOSES says goodbye to founding leader and welcomes interim director
  • Ask a Specialist Answers
  • News Briefs
  • Classifieds
  • Community Calendar

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