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AllStar Organics Farm: Heirlooms, Infusions and Blends for an Appreciative Market
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Chef Seth Caswell, Technology and Healthy Food for Emotional Well Being, Google and Adobe Style
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1st Half FY12
A Report on first half FY 2012 Technical Support Provided by Oregon Tilth for Organic Conservation under the Contribution Agreement with the USDA-NRCS WNTSC
This detailed report provides a summary of NRCS technical support and training provided by Oregon Tilth during the first half of FY2012. This report is divided into three parts: State-specific technical support and training; national support; and work with external partners.
In the 1st half of FY2012 State-specific support was provided to 17 States (7 of these were in the West Region). Support was provided in the form of providing guidance and technical resources, assistance with job specifications, guidance related to NOP regulations, trainings, or other assistance as requested by the States.
The Organic Conservation Specialist delivered 9 training sessions addressing organic conservation in agricultural landscapes. These training sessions occurred in 4 States. These workshops or trainings range from 1-hour talks to 2-day conservation planning on organic farm workshops. These presentations were delivered in collaboration with the NRCS. All of our presentations to agricultural audiences highlight the opportunities for technical and financial support from the NRCS. Over 140 NRCS employees received in-depth organic training in the first half of FY2012, as well as an additional 300 partners or potential clients. Approximately 500 NRCS staff and 300 external partners have attended webinars coordinated or presented by Oregon Tilth staff at the WNTSC. The combined total represents more than 1,200 people who received direct training on NRCS organic conservation assistance and programs in the past six months.
Because of our contribution agreement with the WNTSC, the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) has committed to supporting our trainings and work on the development of organic technical documents. Currently, SARE is providing funding for nine 2-day training on conservation in organic systems in ID, OR, CA, and NV. These courses, targeting NRCS staff and partners, are taking place during fiscal years 2013 to 2014. This funding is not match for current NRCS contribution agreements, but leverages the WNTSC’s investment to greatly expand our training capacity to the NRCS and agency partners.
Specific state assistance is outlined below. Technical support to Western States is in bold.
Oregon Tilth’s relationships with external sustainable agriculture non-profits has been incredibly valuable for increasing collaboration and building relationships between these groups and NRCS. Partners rely on Oregon Tilth for support and assistance related to conservation on organic farms, clarification on NRCS programs and policy, and feedback on trainings and strategy. The trust and transparency of Oregon Tilth’s relationships with its partners has led to an improved perception of NRCS and greater collaboration. Conversely, Oregon Tilth is able to provide NRCS with the viewpoint and priorities of organic stakeholder groups’ to ensure this important perspective is duly considered in decision making and planning priorities.
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