We hope you’ll join OSA in attending the first-ever Organic Agriculture Research Symposium (OARS). This unique gathering, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and Department of Agronomy, focuses on new and exciting developments in organic farming research. The symposium is on February 25th and 26th in La Crosse, Wisconsin (immediately before the MOSES Organic Farming Conference).
More than 40 presenters from across the U.S. and abroad will share the latest developments in organic farming research, including new crop varieties developed for organic farms, innovations in biological pest management, recent economic data, and advancements in organic livestock care and feeding.
Chuck Benbrook from Washington State University will deliver the featured keynote, titled: “The Benefits of Organic Agriculture: Evidence-Based Results.” Benbrook’s presentation will include the latest research on the health, quality, and nutritional benefits of organically grown food.
Organic farmers are strongly encouraged to participate in a listening and planning session on research priorities for organic agriculture. Ideas gleaned from this listening session will inform future organic research.
Early registration closes on January 26th, 2015. For more information, online registration, and room reservations, visit the OARS website. For a limited time, the Radisson La Crosse is offering a special room rate for conference participants.
OARS participants who wish to attend the MOSES conference on the evening of Thursday, February 26th, are offered a special discounted rate of $20. Registration for the MOSES conference is handled separately here.
This symposium is made possible thanks to support by USDA’s Organic Research and Education Initiative (OREI), The Organic Center, and Ceres Trust.
Questions? Contact Brian Baker at (541) 228-0876 or by email.