Dig Deeper

National Organic Standards Board Fall 2016 Meeting

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) fall 2016 meeting is November 16-18 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO. NOSB meetings provide an opportunity for organic stakeholders to give input on proposed NOSB recommendations and discussion items. Also, allows for updates from USDA’s National Organic Program on issues pertaining to organic agriculture. (more…)

Next Generation of Organic Farmers: Lyndsey & Chuck

After serving in the U.S. Military, Lyndsey and Chuck wanted to pursue a career in helping people. They both desired a career that was just as rewarding as their previous positions. Rodale Institute's Veteran Farmer Training Program assists veterans interested in organic agriculture ensure that this is the right career choice for them. (more…)

Next Generation of Organic Farmers: Research

Rodale Institute’s Research Department investigates a number of scientific and regenerative farming issues, including cover crop practices, organic weed management, organic no-till systems, compost use, influences of agricultural practices on water quality, and effects of mycorrhizae and other soil biota on crop and soil health, and yields. The Department also oversees the Farming Systems Trial (FST), the oldest continuous trial in the US that compares organic and conventional farming systems. (more…)