MOA 2019 Student Page

Reduced Registration, Volunteering, Surveys, and Poster Presentations

MOA welcomes student participation! Students bring energy to the MOA Conference and help long-time members rethink long-held positions with new information and insightful questions.

MOA offers a reduced student conference registration for $65 that includes access to sessions and all meals for 2 1/2 days, but if you are willing to volunteer, we can reduce that rate further. Volunteering provides the opportunity to meet leaders in Montana's organic community as well as the chance to take in conference sessions.

SURVEYS - Students frequently request to conduct surveys at the MOA Conference. MOA requires that surveys have faculty oversight and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, if appropriate. Check with us before you plan your survey:  Dr. Heather Estrada or Dr. Mac Burgess or MOA Executive Director Jamie Lockman at or (406) 546-6572.

In addition to welcoming students to the conference and providing volunteer opportunities, MOA sets aside space and time for students to show their work with a poster presentation held on Thursday, December 5 at 4 pm. (Time subject to change, check the conference schedule for the most up-to-date time).

Student poster presentations are typically 5- 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. Students are responsible for producing their own posters. Complete proposals received by October 31 will receive priority consideration. Ideally, students will be working with a faculty advisor overseeing their work. Visit our Conference Archive to view previous year's programs to get an idea of the types of presentations that have been given in the past.  For more information contact Dr. Mac Burgess or Dr. Heather Estrada or MOA Executive Director Jamie Lockman at or (406) 546-6572.

2019 Call for Student Poster Presentations - 17th Annual MOA Conference

  • Provide title for proposed contribution to the MOA conference. You will have the opportunity to update the title approximately one month prior to the conference if you wish.
  • Provide a rough description and/or outline of your proposed contribution, no more than 3 paragraphs.
  • MOA's mission is to advocate and promote organic agriculture for the highest good of the people, the environment and the state's economy. How does your conference contribution further this mission?
  • Explain how your conference contribution includes information that promotes and/or includes organic to strive for excellence in agriculture and/or commerce and/or demonstrates strategies to protect the environment and/or enhance community well-being.
  • Which of the following topics will be addressed in your presentation? Select all that apply
  • If you selected "Other," for topics, please provide a brief description.
  • Key presenter and/or contact.
  • Please provide your academic status and year (Undergraduate? Master's program? PhD program?) and year (Senior? 1st year? 2nd year?)
  • Faculty Information

  • Provide the name of the faculty member most directly overseeing and advising your work.
  • If you know who your additional presenters/panelists will be, please provide their name(s) and contact information.
  • Provide any additional information that will help the selection committee understand your proposed conference contribution.


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