MOA will once again provide “Organic University,” a free virtual workshop focused on organic certification that includes developing your organic system plan. This workshop is part of MOA's annual conference, this year delivered virtually.
In addition to sessions given by professional organic inspectors, Organic U features accomplished farmers and ranchers sharing their common-sense experience gained through years of practice. The workshop begins in December. Sign up today!
MOA Partners with AERO to Address Food Needs During the Pandemic: The Montana Food Providers Project
Spearheaded by MOA (Montana Organic Association) and AERO (Alternative Energy Resources Organization), we are a Montana coalition of organizations, businesses, donors, suppliers, and more, responding immediately to the COVID-19 crisis by delivering Montana-grown and processed food to Montana communities.
This work is foundational to the Project’s long-term goal of enhancing and expanding resources that support Montana producers and processors supplying healthy food directly to Montanans through new and existing networks.
The Montana Organic Association (MOA) brings together people, businesses, organizations, and agencies working to develop Montana's organic sector and building its community. MOA is proud of its legacy that has led Montana to be a national leader in organic production. But MOA is more than organic production; it also serves to educate about organic products including food, fiber, and non-food items like cosmetics and household supplies, and provides strategies to limit the use of chemicals in everyday life. MOA advocates for policies that protect the environment, promote healthy living, and support individuals, farms and businesses that are actively engaged in developing sustainable businesses and communities. MOA accomplishes this through hosting events, serving as an educational resource, providing networking opportunities, and through its communications channels.
MOA is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association. It relies on membership, grants, sponsorships, and advertising to provide its services and resources to Montana's organic community.
Many Montanans live in rural areas and small towns and the problems of Coronavirus (COVID 19) in large urban areas around the world seem far away. However, the risks affect those in rural areas as well, the impacts may just be slower to be realized (which is a good thing). Please follow the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and listen to your local and state public health professionals.
Farmers and ranchers are now more important and vital than ever. We are in this together. Be well.
MOA relies on networks established with affiliates and generous sponsors to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing organic industry. Sponsors and affiliates are valuable allies; please support them.
Get Involved! Join MOA!
MOA has several affordable membership options: Individual, Household, Farm/Ranch/Business, and Organic Business. MOA also offers premium Sponsor and Lifetime memberships. Join MOA and help grow Montana's organic community.
MOA is a diverse community. There are many ways to participate: attend a farm tour, volunteer, read "Organic Matters," MOA's quarterly newsletter, advertise and sponsor.