Sep 27, 2022
A discussion of organic grower challenges and solutions at Organic Grower Summit

A two-part ed intensive featuring the results of two recently released reports on organic farming and an in-depth workshop discussing how organic farmers can address current challenges has been announced.

The 90-minute session, “Exploring Organic Research: A Discussion of Organic Grower Challenges and Solutions,” will be hosted by the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and moderated by Brise Tencer, executive director of OFRF, and Haley Baron, partnership and development director at OFRF.

OFRF will present information from its recently released 2022 National Organic Research Agenda (NORA) and California Organic Research Agenda (CORA). Based on national surveys and 16 regional listening sessions, these reports highlight the challenges facing organic farmers as well as recommendations on ways to address these needs. After a short presentation on the data, session attendees will hear from a pair of organic farmers and agency representatives about current resources, solutions, and research that can help address the top challenges presented.

Panelists for the session include Javier Zamora, owner of JSM Organics; Asia Hampton, business skills advisor at California FarmLink; Ariel De Lara, district conservationist for USDA-NRCS; and Steven Cardoza, owner of Cardoza & Cardoza Farming Co.


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