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Organic Farming Systems Webinar Series

by Josh Vincent — last modified Mar 09, 2011 12:18 PM
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Select presentations from the USDA ERS 2011 Organic Farming Systems Conference (March 16-18) will be viewable online.

The following presentations will be recorded and posted at following the USDA ERS Organic Farming Systems conference.

March 16 - Wednesday
9:45 - 10:15 EST (GMT -5:00) Comparing Organic and Conventional Agriculture in the U.S.—What Can We Measure? John Reganold, Washington State University

10:30 - 12:30 EST (GMT -5:00) Productivity in Organic Farming Systems—Findings from U.S. Long-term Experiments. Michel Cavigelli, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Kathleen Delate, Iowa State University, Jim Kotcon, West Virginia University, and Jon Baldock, University of Wisconsin

March 17 - Thursday
8:30 - 9 EST (GMT -5:00) Social Dimensions of Organic Production and Systems Research. Douglas Constance, Sam Houston State University

11 - 12:45 EST (GMT -5:00) The Environmental and Social Impacts of Organic Farming. Frank Louws, North Carolina State University, Jeff Moyer, Rodale Institute, Deborah Stinner, Ohio State University, and Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota, moderator: Bernhard Freyer, University of Minnesota/ University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna

March 18 - Friday
The final day's events are being offered as a single Webinar - Register

8:30 - 9 EST (GMT -5:00) Organic Agriculture—Global Contributions to Environment and Food Security. Nadia Scialabba, Senior Officer, Sustainable Development, FAO-UN

9 - 9:25 EST (GMT -5:00) Organic Cropping Systems for Vegetable Production: Crop Nutrition and Environmental Effects. Kristian Thorup-Kristensen, Copenhagen University

9:25 - 9:50 EST (GMT -5:00) Transition to Organic Fruit Production—Impacts on Yield and Environmental Performance in a Muscadine Vineyard. Girish K. Panicker, Director, Center for Conservation Research, Alcorn State University

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

2011 Organic Farming Systems Conference live online.