SPRING VALLEY, Wis. — Registration is open for the 25th MOSES Organic Farming Conference, which takes place Feb. 27 through March 1 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis.
This is the 25th anniversary of the MOSES Conference, which is put on by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES).
MOSES is marking the occasion with contests, awards, historical exhibits and an anniversary celebration Friday evening during the conference. The first conference in 1990, the year the federal government established the National Organic Standards, included 90 participants.
This annual event has more than 3,000 participants, and is the country’s largest conference for farmers, educators, researchers and professionals involved in organic and sustainable agriculture.
The conference features 65 workshops, 10 pre-conference all-day courses, more than 170 trade show exhibitors, nationally known keynote speakers, and all organic food.
The new MOSES Conference App provides details about workshops, presenters and the exhibit hall. Users can create personal schedules and interact with others at the conference.
The free app is available for all mobile devices and desktop browsers. To learn more, see mosesorganic.org/conference/app.
This year’s keynote presenters are best-selling author and sustainable food advocate Anna Lappe, renegade farmer and permaculture guru Mark Shepard, and journalist Alan Guebert, who writes the syndicated ag column The Farm and Food File.
Workshops at the MOSES Conference fall into a number of farming categories, such as livestock, field crops and market farming, plus broader categories like business and environmental issues.
A track of workshops is geared specifically for beginning farmers under the banner of New Organic Stewards. The conference also highlights current research in organic and sustainable agriculture through a workshop track and poster sessions.
Registration is available online at mosesorganic.org/conference, by mail, or through the mobile app. See the MOSES website (mosesorganic.org) or call 715-778-5775 for more information.
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