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Organic Agriculture Research Symposium seeks proposals by June 30

The Organic Agriculture Research Symposium invites proposals for research paper presentations immediately before the Organic Farming Conference organized by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES). The deadline for submissions has been extended to June 30, 2014.

Researchers conducting cutting edge research on organic agriculture are encouraged to submit papers and present their findings at the symposium on February 25-26 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Cross-disciplinary papers and presentations by teams of farmers and researchers are encouraged.

Topic areas of interest include biodiversity and agricultural ecology; biological and cultural practices for plant protection; soil health and quality; animal nutrition and health; breeding and selection of crops and animals for organic production; organic agriculture’s environmental, economic, community development and health benefits; and appropriate methods for on-farm and systems research.

Submissions will be judged based on their innovative excellence, relevance to the research needs and priorities of organic farmers and ranchers, soundness of the methodology used and overall scientific quality.
A detailed call for papers is posted at http://www.cias.wisc.edu/oars/.

The Organic Agriculture Research Symposium is co-hosted by the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and The Organic Center. Registration is expected to open in September. For more information, contact Brian Baker at bpb33@cornell.edu or 541-228-0876.

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