I just found out about a free webinar going on today, and I wanted to pass this along to anyone who might be interested in the topic. If you can’t do today’s webinar, they do have other ones on different organic farming topics this month.
GMO Contamination Webinar Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Registration is still open for a webinar on GMO Contamination: What’s an Organic Farmer to Do? The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Register now at:
About the webinar:
Genetically engineered corn, soy, canola, alfalfa, oh my! What should organic farmers do to minimize GMO contamination of their organic crops? Jim Riddle of the University of Minnesota, will share ideas to minimize genetic trespass during planning, planting, production, harvest, storage, and transport.
About the presenter:
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.
Check our webinar schedule for more webinars in March on Integrated Pest Management, Local Food Systems, and Organic No-till at http://www.extension.org/article/25242. If you were unable to attend our past presentations, you can watch them anytime on our archived webinar pages at http://www.extension.org/article/24989 . For articles and videos on organic farming, please visit the eOrganic home page at http://www.extension.org/organic_production.