Are you interested in learning about organic certification?
Aren’t sure about the pros and cons?
Val George is the Farm Program Manager at California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) Certification Services, LLC. CCOF supports and promotes organic through certification, education, and advocacy. Val manages the Farm Program Certification staff, a department that provides organic certification services to over 3,000 crop and livestock farms.
Prior to joining the CCOF team, Val worked in organic vegetable production at Full Belly Farm, and as a University of California-Davis Research Assistant for projects aimed at utilizing livestock grazing to control invasive weeds. Val earned her BS in Animal Science from California State University-Chico and her MS in Community, Food, and Agricultural Systems from Michigan State University.
Costs and Benefits of Organic Certification
Val will talk about how organic certification can work hand in hand with Holistic Management, but it may not be for every operation. Come discuss the costs and benefits of organic certification and decide if it’s right for your operation.
Cultivating Community: Land, Food, Health will offer thought-provoking presentations and breakout sessions on various consumer and producer interests. Local food security, land health, strengthening our communities and nourishing our bodies all included! We have something for everyone, so come learn from the experts!
Many of our acclaimed speakers are celebrated throughout the world. Our special keynote speaker, “America’s Most Famous Farmer” himself, Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms, will be sure to inspire us all.
We’ll also enjoy beautiful landscapes, farm-fresh food and be on the land with the animals. This is no ordinary conference.
Won’t you join us?