Webinars of USDA Farming Systems Conference March 16-18

View this page online at http://www.extension.org/article/33545

eOrganic is partnering with the USDA to bring select presentations of the 2011 Organic Farming Systems Conference live online. The following events will be available to attend. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. The presentations will be recorded and posted at http://www.extension.org/article/33545 following the conference. Several new sessions have been added since our last announcement!

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.
Register https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/460401049

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.
Register https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/120336208

2:00 – 4:00 EST (GMT -5:00) Panel: Profitability of Organic Farming—Findings from U.S. Long-term Experiments. Moderator: Leslie Durham, Southern Illinois University. Speakers: Karen Klonsky, University of California, Davis, Scott Swinton, Michigan State University, Brian Caldwell, Cornell University, and Janet Hedtcke, University of Wisconsin.
Register https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/420826456

March 17 – Thursday
8:30 – 9 EST (GMT -5:00) Social Dimensions of Organic Production and Systems Research. Douglas Constance, Sam Houston State University.
Register https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/261268952

9:15 – 10:45 EST (GMT -5:00) Panel: Structure, Profitability and Challenges in the U.S. Organic Sector—Findings from USDA Producer Surveys. Moderator: Utpal Vasavada, USDA-Economic Research Service. Speakers: William McBride, USDA Economic Research Service, Carlos D. Mayen, New Mexico State University, and Mykel Taylor, Washington State University.
Register https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/622838960

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
Register https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/195986664

3:45 – 5:45 EST (GMT -5:00) Closing the Loop—Stakeholder Driven Research Benefits Consumers. Moderator: Mary Peet, USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Speakers: Molly Jahn, University of Wisconsin, Ellen Mallory, University of Maine, Bernadine Strik, Oregon State University, and Heather Darby, University of Vermont.
Register https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/942292504

March 18 – Friday
The final day’s events are being offered as a single Webinar – Register https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/948104241

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