Organically Grown in Oregon Week
September 13th - 19th 2015 has been declared Organically Grown in Oregon Week (OGOW) by Governor Kate Brown. The Governor's action came at the request of the Oregon Organic Coalition, which will coordinate an agenda of activities throughout the week, all designed to celebrate Oregon's organic agriculture.
“Whereas: Oregon's organic agricultural trade is a vital segment of Oregon's economy, with more than 343 certified farms operating on over 132,000 acres in 2011, ranking ninth in the nation for its number of organic farms, bringing in over $150 million in farmgate sales in 2011, with nearly 14% projected growth; and
Whereas: Oregon's organic agricultural trade, working with Oregon's state government, has been a leader in the development of U.S. organic trade, having passed the first organic standards legislation in the U.S. in 1973 and having revised the Oregon Organic Foods Law in 1989, which served as the model for eventual national organic standards; and
For more information about participating in Organically Grown in Oregon Week contact: Stacy Kraker, 541.246.1856 or by email.
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Awards for Excellence
The 2015 Awards for Excellence will be presented at the Oregon Organic Coalition’s annual awards luncheon at the Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center in the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, Ecotrust building: 721 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 200 Portland, OR Tuesday, September 15th from 11:30am-1:30pm. Join us for an organic meal as we honor various businesses, organizations and individuals from Oregon’s organic trade. Keynote, Gwendolyn Wyard, Regulatory Director and Food Safety Standards, at the Organic Trade Association.
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