USA: MOSES Organic Farming Conference
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The next MOSES Organic Farming Conference is set for 27 February to 1 March 2014 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This is the 25th anniversary of the conference that takes place annually and draws about 3,000 visitors every year. The occasion is marked with contests, awards, historical exhibits and an anniversary celebration.
Featured keynote presenters include Anna Lappé, Mark Shepard, and Alan Guebert. Anna Lappé, a sustainable food advocate and best-selling author, and Mark Shepard, a “renegade” farmer and permaculture guru, will speak on the impact of agribusiness on the earth’s climate. They will also discuss the roles of sustainable food and farming in creating resilient communities, protecting biodiversity and promoting health. Journalist Alan Guebert, who writes the popular syndicated agriculture column The Farm and Food File, will speak about the public policies and private-sector support the next generation of organic farmers will need to succeed.
In addition to these nationally known speakers, the conference features 65 workshops, 10 pre-conference all-day courses, more than 170 tradeshow exhibitors, and all organic food. A free MOSES Conference app is available for all mobile devices and desktop browsers. The conference is put on by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) - a nonprofit organization that promotes organic and sustainable agriculture by providing farmers with education, resources and expertise. More information is available here.
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