Thursday, January 23, 2020 • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Presented by the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) and Tuskegee University in partnership with Southern SAWG

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This day-long forum will bring together scientists, organic farmers and ranchers, extension agents, non-profit organizations, and more to explore the latest research and science-based grower education, particularly as it relates to production in the southeast. Topics will range from assessing the impact of organic agriculture on climate change, to soil health and pest and disease management.

The forum will feature many opportunities to learn from fellow attendees and presenters, beginning with oral presentations focused on research that addresses production, economic, and social challenges in organic farming and ranching. After the presentations, there will be a series of facilitated roundtable discussions, followed by a joint poster session and reception with SSAWG. The poster session will include a “People’s Choice” award and an award for “Best Research Poster” juried by a small panel of judges.

Abstracts for presentations and posters should be sent via email to The deadline for submissions is October 18, 2019. More information can be found here:

The Forum is supported by a grant from the Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) program of USDA.

Please note this forum is being offered at the same time as the short courses, mini courses and field trips.