The following sessions were recorded live at the USDA 2011 Organic Farming Systems Conference in Washington, D.C.
March 16, 2011
Comparing Organic and Conventional Agriculture in the U.S: What Can We Measure? John Reganold, Washington State University.
Productivity in Organic Farming Systems—Findings from U.S. Long-term Experiments.
- The USDA-ARS Beltsville Farming Systems Project 1996 to 2010. Michel Cavigelli, USDA-Agricultural Research Service
- The Long Term Agroecolocial Research (LTAR) Experiment: A 13 Year Comparison of Organic and Conventional Systems. Kathleen Delate, Iowa State University
- The West Virginia Organic Research Farm. Jim Kotcon, West Virginia University
- Organic System Yield Trends in the Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trials. Jon Baldock, University of Wisconsin.
Profitability of Organic Farming—Findings from U.S. Long-term Experiments.
- Lessons from the Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Project. Karen Klonsky, University of California, Davis
- Profitability of Supplying Ecosystem Services from Michigan Row Crop Systems. Scott Swinton, Michigan State University
- Cornell Organic Cropping Systems Project. Brian Caldwell, Cornell University
- Profitability of Organic Farming Systems in Wisconsin. Janet Hedtcke, University of Wisconsin.
March 17, 2011
Welcome Message by Cathie Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, and USDA Chief Scientist
Social Dimensions of Organic Production and Systems Research. Douglas Constance, Sam Houston State University.
Structure, Profitability, and Challenges in the U.S. Organic Sector - Findings from USDA Producer Surveys
- Organic Farming Systems Data Collection and Research Using the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) - PDF. William McBride, USDA, Economic Research Service
- Technology Adoption and Technical Efficiency: Organic and Conventional Dairy Farms in the United States - PDF. Carlos D. Mayen, New Mexico State University
- Washington State Apple Cost of Production Studies - PDF. Mykel Taylor, Washington State University
The Environmental and Social Impacts of Organic Farming.
- Center for Environmental Farming Systems. Frank Louws, North Carolina State University
- A Flawed Food Production System and an Organic Solution. Jeff Moyer, Rodale Institute
- Field Crop Transition Experiment at OARDC. Deborah Stinner, Ohio State University
- Long Term Organic Cropping Systems Research in Minnesota. Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota
Closing the Loop - Stakeholder Driven Research Benefits Consumers.
- Large Participatory Projects in Vegetable Improvement. Molly Jahn, University of Wisconsin
- Organic Grains. Ellen Mallory, University of Maine
- Organic Fruit Production Research. Bernadine Strik, Oregon State University
- Organic Dairy for the Next Generation. Heather Darby, University of Vermont.
March 18 - Friday
Organic Agriculture - Global Contributions to Environment and Food Security. Nadia Scialabba, Senior Officer, Sustainable Development, FAO-UN
Organic Cropping Systems for Vegetable Production: Crop Nutrition and Environmental Effects. Kristian Thorup-Kristensen, Copenhagen University
Transition to Organic Fruit Production - Impacts on Yield and Environmental Performance in a Muscadine Vineyard. Girish K. Panicker, Director, Center for Conservation Research, Alcorn State University
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