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Organic Farmer Roundtable Meet and Greet

  • 2456 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Dear Colleague:

The House Organic Caucus wanted to make sure you saw the Organic Trade Association’s invitation to the Organic Farmer Roundtable Meet and Greet event on Tuesday, February 5 at 10am in 2456 Rayburn.  Organic farmers from around the country will explain the basics of organic agriculture as well as the issues the industry faces in the growing organic market. We hope to see you there!

To attend, please rsvp to Megan DeBates at OTA: mdebates@ota.com

Organic Farmer Roundtable and Meet & Greet

Tuesday, February 5 - 10:00–11:00 a.m.

2456 Rayburn House Office Building

Join Organic Trade Association CEO Laura Batcha for a moderated discussion and Q&A with farmers featured in the recent National Geographic Article, “We don’t have enough organic farms. Why not?” Come hear from life-long, newly transitioning, and young organic farmers on the challenges they face. We will explore and expand on some of the issues raised in the article, including closing the gap between consumer demand and domestic acreage, farmer succession and labor issues, and challenges in transitioning to organic farming.

Featured guests:  

Bob Quinn Quinn Farm and Ranch, Kamut International (Big Sandy, MT)

Nate Powell-Palm Cold Springs Organics (Bozeman, MT)

Tim and Robyn Raile Raile Farm (St. Francis, KS)

Blake and Stephanie Alexandre Alexandre Ecodairy Farms (Crescent City, CA)


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