Join eOrganic for Why Eat Organic by Jim Riddle, University of Minnesota. This is a live broadcast from the 2012 Illinois Specialty Crops , Agritourism, and Organic Conference. The broadcast is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Register now at http://www.extension.org/pages/61954/why-eat-organic-webinar
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Time: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM EST (10:45 Central, 9:45 Mountain, 8:45 Pacific Time)
About the Webinar
As research into organic food and farming expands, trends are beginning to emerge validating the multiple benefits of organic systems. In this session, the author will present concise, understandable summaries of recently conducted research regarding nutrition, pesticide residues, biodiversity, natural resource conservation, soil and water quality, and food safety related to organic production and handling.
To find out more about this conference, see http://www.specialtygrowers.org/iscaoc-conference.html
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About Jim Riddle
Jim Riddle has worked for over 26 years as an organic farmer, inspector, author, policy analyst and educator. He was founding chair of the International Organic Inspectors Association, (IOIA), and co-author of the IFOAM/IOIA International Organic Inspection Manual. He has trained hundreds of organic inspectors throughout the world. Jim served on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Organic Advisory Task Force from 1991-2009, and was instrumental in passage of Minnesota’s landmark organic certification cost-share program. Since January 2006, Jim has worked as the University of Minnesota’s Organic Outreach Coordinator. Jim is former chair of the USDA’s National Organic Standards Board, and is a leading voice for organic agriculture.
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