The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) announces the availability of two new webinars for organic operations

Jan 25, 2016 11:51:00 PM

Webinar: Crop Insurance for Organic Farming Practices: February 3, 2016, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Eastern

 

 

The Risk Management Agency will provide an overview of the Federal crop insurance program, as well as specialized products that serve the organic sector. These include organicprice elections, the contract price addendum, and the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection program. We will also discuss what kinds of records organic farmers need in order to obtain crop insurance, and how to sign up for crop insurance in your area. We will provide an opportunity for Q & A at the end. 

 

Pre-registration is not required for this webinar session. To participate:

 

Step 1: Dial In by Phone

Toll-Free (U.S. & Canada): 866.740.1260

Access Code: 7206000

 

Step 2: Also Access the Web

Meeting URL:  http://www.readytalk.com

On the left side of the screen, enter

Participant Access Code: 7206000

 

 

Webinar on 2016 OREI and ORG Request for Applications

 

USDA will host a webinar on Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time, to discuss the request for application to two NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) organic grant programs:

 

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI): $18 million available to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Applications are due March 10, 2016.

 

Organic Transitions (ORG): $3.8 million available to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. Applications are due April 15, 2016.

Please click on the links above for a detailed description of the programs, eligibility requirements, and application processes.

 

The webinar will include a brief description of the two programs followed by a Q & A session. 

    

Pre-registration is not required for this webinar session. To participate:

 

Step 1: Dial In by Phone

Toll-Free (U.S. & Canada): 866.740.1260

Access Code: 7206000

 

Step 2: Also Access the Web

Meeting URL:  http://www.readytalk.com

On the left side of the screen, enter

Participant Access Code: 7206000