Organic Farmers Association Policy Update and Opportunities for Action with Patty Lovera, OFA Policy Director
October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Policy impacts every step of an organic operation from farm to market, and it’s important for organic farmers to be represented. Today, organic is a $47 billion industry in the United States, and while farmers are busy running their operations, Washington, D.C. never sleeps. Organic Farmers Association works hard to be your representation on a national level on issues important to your farm. Catch up on the policy issues that will be front and center in 2021 and learn about opportunities to get involved.
Patty Lovera joined Organic Farmers Association as Policy Director in 2020. She brings decades of experience in grassroots organizing on-farm and food issues and lobbying in Washington, D.C. as well as extensive knowledge of organic farm issues.
As Policy Director, Patty leads OFA policy work under the direction of the elected policy committee and coordinating closely with the Organic Farmers Association staff and Governing Council. Patty leads work on the farm bill, identifies Organic Farmers Association farmer members’ policy priorities, connects members with Congressional leaders, and ensures that our federal policies help support thriving independent organic farmers.
MOA is a member of OFA and is represented with OFA by Bob Quinn (Advisory Committee), Nate Powell-Palm (Governing Council - Farmer/Voting), and Becky Weed (Governing Council - Advisory/Non-Voting).
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