Event showcases newest research, developments in the organic trade

The Montana Organic Association announces its 14th annual conference, “The Heartbeat of Organics: Stimulating the Pulse of our Producers, Consumers, and Policymakers,” Dec. 1-3, at Flathead Valley Community College, in Kalispell.

The keynote speaker, Dr. John Reganold, WSU Regents professor of soil science, is sure to stimulate discussion around sustainability, organic farming, and soil health. Participants will also hear from experts in organic policy; funding opportunities; mobile high tunnels; brewing opportunities; animal vaccines; wildlife; the seed movement; grazing cover crops; weed termination; and crop insurance. Also offered are several organic farm tours of beef and vegetable operations; organic and kids’ universities; “Turn Here Sweet Corn,” a one-woman play; the Tropical Montana Marimba Ensemble; live and silent auctions; and the best organic meals from Montana farmers and ranchers.

2015 MOA Conference participant and owner of Timeless Foods, David Oien, said this about the event: “The conference is a great way to learn about all the current important organic issues and be on top of the latest techniques, services and products in the industry. It is a must-attend event.”

MOA Conference information is at www.MontanaOrganicAssociation.org/conference2016.htm or phone Susan at (406) 274-4869 or email moa@MontanaOrganicAssociation.org. Please contact event organizers if you would like to participate as a vendor or sponsor, volunteer, donor for the scholarship fund, or have auction items to donate.

The MOA 2016 Conference is made possible by the generosity of many sponsors. The full listing is available in our website at: www.montanaorganicassociation.org/sponsors.htm.

The Montana Organic Association is a non-profit trade organization that advocates and promotes organic agriculture for the highest good of the people, the environment and the state’s economy. MOA’s website is: www.montanaorganicassociation.org.



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