Harriet Behar and Francis Thicke
Friday Session III
The organic regulations are more than just a list. Whether specific or general, each item acts in concert with other requirements, building a functioning organic system on your farm. From improving soil health to conserving biodiversity, the organic regulations are a road map to sustainable land stewardship. Learn how to achieve long-term success for your farm’s unique ecosystem by embracing the entire organic system plan.
Harriet Behar has been a certified organic farmer since 1989. She is a member of the National Organic Standards Board, and was an organic inspector. She also served 11 years as an organic specialist for MOSES.
Francis Thicke and his wife own and operate an 80-cow, grass-based organic dairy near Fairfield, Iowa. Francis has a Ph.D. in soil fertility and was the national program leader in soil science for the USDA Extension Service.