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The 2008 Farm Bill created new opportunities in conservation programs for organic farmers and those transitioning to organic production. Join Jim Riddle, University of Minnesota's Organic Outreach Coordinator, as he explores the conservation benefits of organic production and how organic and transitioning farmers can participate in USDA conservation programs, especially those offered under the Natural Resource Conservation Service's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The 2010 EQIP Organic Initiative national sign up deadline is March 12, so this webinar will provide timely information.
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.
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