Montana Organic Association Organic University 2020
Organic University (Organic U) is offered to beginning farmers and those new-to-organic as a virtual workshop as part of the MOA Annual Conference and Business Meeting. It offers the chance to meet seasoned inspectors, producers, and other professionals to learn about how organic certification and production can work for you. The instructors have experience in diverse operations; from small scale direct-to-market to large scale grain, pulse, and livestock operations, as well as experience with alternative crops such as hemp and other oilseeds. Organic U will take place beginning at the end of November and into December.
As part of Organic U, Organic Inspector Margaret Scoles will help you develop your own Organic System Plan. Other presenters include Judy Owsowitz, Terrapin Farm; Jess Alger, Alger Ranch; Doug Crabtree, Vilicus Farms; Nate Powell-Palm, Organic Inspector and Cold Springs Ranch. The sessions are also appropriate for those with questions about their existing certified operation.
Doug Crabtree, Farmer and Founder, Vilicus Farms
Paul Neubauer, Farm Foreman, Vilicus Farms and Founder, P/N Ranch
Introduction to the Organic System Plan - Slides
Margaret Scoles, Executive Director, International Organic Inspectors Association and Nate Powell-Palm, National Organic Standards Board, Inspector, Producer
Organic Standards, Inspection, and Certification: Fitting It All Together - NO SLIDES
Georgana Webster, Montana Department of Agriculture Organic Program and Nate Powell-Palm, National Organic Standards Board
Developing and Preparing Your Organic System Plan- NO SLIDES
Nate Powell-Palm, Judy Owsowitz, Doug Crabtree