Organic Matters Newsletter

Published quarterly by MOA, the newsletter includes articles and opinions of interest to Montana's organic community. It's a great way to stay up-to-date with MOA. Check out the back issues at Organic Matters: 2007 - 2019. MOA has affordable advertising opportunities. Submit your news and opinion ideas for consideration by the Communications Committee. Send to

Business Directory

Search for MOA's organic business members. Join MOA with a Farm/Ranch or other Business membership to be listed in the directory.

Events Calendar

Find a calendar of organic-related events. Submit your events with date, time, location, and any other helpful information to Jamie Lockman

Stress Management

Are you or a family member stressed? Are you seeking resources to help? Montana State University Extension offers an array of educational resources, stress management tips, and professional medical and mental health contacts when you need more.

MOA Conference Archive

MOA's Conference Program Archive is available. Back issues are being updated. Contact Jamie Lockman if there is an issue you are looking for at or (406) 546-6572.

The Montana Farmers Union is a statewide grassroots organization working for family farmers, ranchers, and rural communities through conferences, scholarships, and other educational opportunities as well as legislative representation and support for producer-owned co-ops.

Connect with Montana farmers and businesses engaging in value-added enterprises.

The Montana Department of Agriculture is a great place to turn for your questions about the nuts and bolts of organic certification and state policies.

Do you need help with a plant problem?

Services provided by the Schutter Diagnostic Lab include diagnosis of plant diseases, insect damage, and environmental plant problems, as well as visual assessment of herbicide injury to plants. We also provide identification services for plants, insects, and mushrooms and give management recommendations when needed.

Organic Farming Research Foundation works to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policies that bring more farmers and acreage into organic production.

Rodale Institute is growing the organic movement through rigorous, solutions-based research, farmer training, and consumer education. Rodale aims to expand organic agriculture by assisting farmers in successfully transitioning to organic, conducting research on organic farming methods and their impact, and educating consumers on the benefits of organic for people and planet.

Federal organic program website. Includes education modules, links to the National Organic Standards Board and more.

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