With the continuing interest in organic and sustainable foods, farmers face the challenge of how to produce crops in an organic and sustainable manner as well as how to market and grow a business around organic produce. But the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), which began in 1999, “promotes organic and sustainable agriculture by providing the education, resources and expertise farmers need to succeed.”
Farmers can utilize the information available to them from MOSES in a variety of ways. Besides a Q&A section on the website, organic specialists can answer questions about the process of becoming an organic farm. Peer-to-peer mentoring is also available, giving newer farmers the invaluable benefit of not only information, but a support system for any challenges that may arise. MOSES also works with nearly a dozen additional organizations to promote policy work at the local, state and national level.
Registration for MOSES’ annual conference, which runs Feb. 27-Mar. 1 2014, began on November 25th. For more information visit here.