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Thinking about getting certified, but don’t know where to start? Have questions about the USDA organic standards? Join national organic expert, Jim Riddle, University of Minnesota, as he explains the National Organic Program crop production requirements and certification process. Good for growers, Extension agents, ag professionals, and organic food eaters.
Free and open to the public
This hour-long webinar is designed for farmers and extension professionals, and is open to the public.
The eOrganic eXtension website at http:www.extension.org/organic_production is for farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, certifiers, researchers and educators seeking reliable information on organic agriculture, published research results, farmer experiences, and certification. Our current content is focused on general organic agriculture, dairy production, and vegetable production. The content is collaboratively authored and reviewed by our community of University researchers and Extension personnel, agricultural professionals, farmers, and certifiers with experience and expertise in organic agriculture.
About Jim Riddle
Jim Riddle has worked for over 26 years as an organic farmer, inspector, author, policy analyst and educator. He was founding chair of the International Organic Inspectors Association, (IOIA), and co-author of the IFOAM/IOIA International Organic Inspection Manual. He has trained hundreds of organic inspectors throughout the world. Jim served on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Organic Advisory Task Force from 1991-2009, and was instrumental in passage of Minnesota’s landmark organic certification cost-share program. Since January 2006, Jim has worked as the University of Minnesota’s Organic Outreach Coordinator. Jim is former chair of the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board, and is a leading voice for organic agriculture.
Title: ABCs of Organic Certification Webinar by eOrganic
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
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