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MOA's 15th Annual Conference and Member Meeting
“Organic Resiliency in a Changing World”
December 7-9, 2017, Mansfield Center, Great Falls, Montana

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You are cordially invited to the 15th Annual Montana Organic Association Conference and Member Meeting, December 7-9, 2017, in Great Falls, Montana.

The conference will be held on the Mansfield Convention Center and will feature presentations from a variety of experts in organic agriculture, including farmers, researchers, policy analysts, and business specialists.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Stephen Jones, Director of Washington State University’s The Bread Lab, is sure to stimulate discussion around sustainability, organic farming, food, and soil health, and conference attendees will learn about important policy issues from the Organic Trade Association, NOSB, Organic Advisory and Education Council, Montana Department of Agriculture, and MOA’s Board.

We will also hear from experts in grain and weed research, seed production, livestock health, and climate change. We are especially excited to be bringing back our Nuggets of Knowledge session this year, with an expanded format that will allow for beginning and seasoned producers to exchange information and farming experiences.

We will be facilitating Organic University for people interested in learning what it takes to become a certified organic producer. We will also conduct a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Food Safety Training session.

Our tour choices this year also include options to visit Prairie Heritage Farm in Power, Montana, for a tour and bread baking demonstration. Another tour option is a visit to Wilcox Family Farms' egg processing facility in Great Falls, and/or Timeless Natural Foods' facility in Ulm, Montana.  

For entertainment this year, we are offering Unbroken Ground, a short film, produced by Patagonia Provisions and another film that is sure to generate discussion about new crops in Montana. We will also feature silent and live auctions, fantastic organic meals, informative vendors, and countless networking opportunities, which all adds up to a lot of fun!

The conference is a great opportunity to share experiences and meet others within our organic community. We hope you'll join us in Great Falls!

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

~MOA 2017 Conference Committee: Jamie Ryan Lockman (Chair), Jess Alger, Judy Owsowitz, MonaRae Tuhy, Cliff Merriman, Daryl Lasilla, Linda Benjamin, and Dee Turner.




REGISTER ONLINE

If you’d like more conference information or would like to volunteer or make a scholarship donation, call Patti Gregerson at (406) 333-1054 or email her here.
DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM

Vendor spaces are going very quickly this year. Please contact Susan Waters at (406) 274-4869 or email her here to make a reservation.
DOWNLOAD THE SPONSOR/VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM.

If you'd like to make a donation for the silent auction, call Cliff Merriman at (406) 654-4391 or email him here.


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