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Milk & Money: 2022 Real Organic Project Virtual Symposium

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Please join us for the Real Organic Project 2022 Virtual Symposium: Milk & Money.

Last year, over 1750 unique attendees registered for our live sessions in January 2021, and we're proud to share that 1039 of the registered attendees identified as a farmer - this year, we offer sliding scale ticket prices and scholarships so anyone can attend, no matter your financial ability to pay.

Here’s what to expect:

January 30, 2022 3-5pm EST: “Milk & Money” explores the impact of the massive influx of industrial-scale dairy into the organic sector. What happens when a few “organic” dairies in the arid West outproduce the thousands of family-scale dairies across the country? What are the differences in production practices? How can the farmer affect the quality of the milk you drink?

February 6, 2022 3-5PM EST: “Protecting Organic” brings together the farmers and eaters who are building saner agriculture for a better future. What successful models have brought about real change? How can we multiply their impact? How do we protect what we have worked so hard to build in the organic movement? What is the impact of personal choices compared to political change?

Featuring Michael Pollan, Leah Penniman, Dan Barber, Lindsey Lusher Shute, Paul Hawken, Eliot Coleman, John Tester, Severine Von Tscharner Fleming, and of course - a LOT of farmers. Plus live discussion breakouts and one-on-one networking options!

All funds raised through this symposium further the work of the Real Organic Project to offer their add-on certification to USDA-certified farms at no cost so join!

Learn More Here: bit.ly/3tjqIZN

Organic and Certification-In-Process Organic Farmers: As part of the new USDA funding for certified organic (and in process) farms they can now receive reimbursement of up to 75% (total of $200) for attending conferences. This means if any certified organic farmer wants to attend our symposium they will be able to get reimbursed 75% of the cost. All you have to do is turn this form in to their FSA office: https://www.farmers.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fsa883-11082021.pdf

2022 Symposium Poster Letter.pdf