Dear fellow organic farmers and educators,

I am attending a Farm Bill Conf this week in Indianapolis that is
focused specifically on what the Farm bill has to offer for organic
farmers. If you have any thoughts or questions you would like me to seek
info please ask. I will then report back the findings and a summary via
this listserv next week, Monday.

Some questions I have:

1.       How can a farmer access the storage support for postharvest
that is being sold to schools? (there is wording to support storage
space/facility for those that want to sell to their local schools)

2.       Will the NRCS programs accept organic certification as
documentation for many/any of their conservation programs?   If not what
is the format needed for an organic farmer to apply.  What is the BEP to
make it worth the farmers while to apply for the programs.

If you have other thoughts and questions please send me by Tue night as
the program starts on Wed.


Thanks and look forward to sharing the info with all of you

Vicki Morrone


Upcoming hightunnel workshop-Thur Nov 13 7-9:30 pm EST.

Also please do not forget the upcoming advanced hoophouse workshop that
is available on line .if you have access to a computer that is connected
to the internet you can see the program live on Thur at 7pm-9:30 , Nov
13 at /  You will need Adobe
Flashplayer which is free software but must be downloaded before. It
indicates it takes 2 min to download on 56k speed (which is a typical
connection for dialup). Here is the link for this free software. It is
needed to run the Adobe connect program that will host this hightunnel





Vicki Morrone

Organic Vegetable and Crop Outreach Specialist

Michigan State University

C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems

303 Natural Resources Bldg.

East Lansing, MI 48824


517-282-3557 (cell)

517-353-3834 (fax)

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