Monday, February 1, 2010

MO Organic Association Annual Conference - Feb 5 & 6

MOA (Missouri Organic Assn) annual conference and trade show, "Forging Relationships: Preserving Local Organic and Sustainable Farmers," will be held February 5th and 6th at the Bradford Farm Conference Center of the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. It begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

MOA invites farmers from all venues of production: certified organic farmers, non-certified farmers who practice organic production methods, sustainable farmers, and conventional farmers who are considering "transitioning to organic," and others who just wonder what all the organic “hype” is all about.

Bringing together producers, gardeners, consumers, chefs, health officials and advocates, there is a jam-packed schedule both days with an organic dinner on Friday evening with a live auction followed by bluegrass music and dancing to Ironweed.

Some of the foremost experts in the fields of soil fertility, pest management, ruminant and poultry health care, human health concerns, economic viability, and USDA and NRCS government programs and grants will be presenting. 30 vendors representing grain brokers, input dealers, organic certifiers, retail store buyers, seed dealers and others will be present. The conference has three concurrent teaching sessions, as well. Don't worry if you can't attend every session you're interested in, audio recordings by Organic Voices will be available for purchase.

Registration and information:
Kathy Burney-Miller
1209 Charwood
St. Charles, MO 63301-2515

Additional information and registration is on the website:

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