We start with a pre-conference event on Thursday night, November 29, which includes a social hour and the screening of the documentary, In Organic We Trust, “which explores the content beneath the label and the truth behind the marketing.”
On Friday, we call on some of our long time members to take a look back at where we’ve come from and what we’ve accomplished. Then we’ll take an educated guess at what the future may hold with MOA members and guest speakers: Jeff Moyer, Farm Manager at the Rodale Institute; Gary Zimmer, world renown consultant on farming practices; and Atina Diffley, organic educator and speaker. One of our strongest advocates, Ron De Yong, Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture, will be our speaker at lunch. The afternoon focuses on the nuts and bolts of what it takes to stay competitive in today’s markets. We cap off the day with great fun and organic food, keynote speaker, Jeff Moyer and our world famous auctions.
Saturday starts bright and early with a panel that gives us the inside scoop on being an Inspector. From there we hear about the Organic Trade Association’s push to create a Check-off Program for Organics. Saturday’s lunch includes our Member Meeting where we get to hear how the organization is doing and elect members to the Board who will steer the organization over the next year. We finish off the afternoon with a session on Bees and Other Pollinators, Marketing Organic Products and Soil Balancing from Gardens to Grain Fields, then wrap things up for another year.
There’s something for everyone, so sign up today and come to the Conference.
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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: A generous donor has provided scholarship funds for the Conference so that anyone who would like to attend any part of the Conference can be included. Please contact Wes Henthorne at (406) 932- 4197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to explore scholarship or work/trade opportunities.
SEED SWAP: Bring your home grown vegetable, grain, and herb seeds to share at the MOA Conference.
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