Origins and Evolution of the Organic Farming Movement


Workshop audio recordings from the 2015 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Presenter: Roger Blobaum, Organic History Project
Friday 2-a

Learn how pioneer organic farmers built the organic farming movement without government or agricultural establishment help by sharing information about organic principles and values, adopting practices that assured plant and animal health, focusing on soil life and fertility, and responding to consumer concerns. Get to know the history of organic certification, state organic programs, the 1990 Organic Foods Production Act, and recent attempts to mobilize public support for organic research, market expansion, certification cost sharing, and organic integrity.