When: Thu, October 13, 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Description: Join eOrganic for a webinar on flooding and organic certification by Jim Riddle of the University of Minnesota on October 13, 2011 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Space is limited. Register now at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/433991832
About the Webinar: What happens when certified land gets inundated with flood waters? Can food crops still be harvested and sold as “organic”? What about pastures and livestock feed? During this webinar, Jim Riddle, Organic Outreach Coordinator, University of Minnesota, will discuss the impacts of flooding on certified organic crop and livestock operations. About the Presenter 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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Title: Flooding and Organic Certification Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT System Requirements PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server Macintosh®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer