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Program Overview

The Organic Conservation Program works to institutionalize knowledge and skills for supporting organic agriculture within the nation’s conservation system and to increase financial and technical resources needed by organic farmers for productive, ecologically healthy farms.

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Organic Conservation Program

The Organic Conservation Program works to institutionalize knowledge and skills for supporting organic agriculture within the nation’s conservation system and to increase financial and technical resources needed by organic farmers for productive, ecologically healthy farms. It grew out of a WSARE-funded project in 2009 designed to help conservation planners and organic certification professionals coordinate the requirements of the conservation and organic certification systems. In 2010, a contribution agreement was established with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to formalize the program. The agreement supports a full-time Organic Conservation Specialist, employed by Oregon Tilth and based at the NRCS West National Technology Support Center in Portland. This position enables Oregon Tilth to work directly with NRCS leadership to identify resource needs and plan and coordinate organic conservation education activities in the region and nationally.

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For more information on the Organic Conservation Program, please contact: Sarah Brown, National Organic Conservation Specialist.

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