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Save the Date: Nov. 1 Meeting in Wooster 'to Discuss the Future of Organic Farming'

September 28, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) program is inviting farmers, scientists, and anyone else interested in organic food and farming to attend its autumn symposium titled “Future Directions for Organic Agriculture Research.”

The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Nov. 1, at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster. Registration is free. Lunch will be provided.

Ohio State scientist Larry Phelan, the event’s lead organizer, calls the symposium “a summit for stakeholders and researchers to discuss the future of organic farming and how we can anticipate research and education needs to help producers and processors be successful.”

Future market trends, consumer demand, policy and regulatory issues, production and processing challenges, and the proposed Organic Research and Promotion Program will be among the topics. Future research and funding opportunities in those areas will be discussed.

Speaking at the symposium will be:

To reserve a place in the symposium, participants should register online in advance at Space is limited.

For more information, call 330-202-3528 or e-mail

OFFER is part of OARDC, which is the research arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Kurt Knebusch
Larry Phelan