Organically Grown in Oregon Week
September 14th - 20th 2014 has been declared Organically Grown in Oregon Week (OGOW) by Governor John Kitzhaber. Governor Kitzhaber'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. View the list of events scheduled as part of this celebration.
“Whereas Oregon's organic agricultural trade is a vital segment of Oregon's economy, with more than 500 certified farms operating on over 156,000 acres in 2010, ranking fifth in the nation for its number of organic farms, bringing in over $109 million in farmgate sales in 2011, with over 7% 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
Whereas Oregon's organic agricultural trade has proven to be a constant innovator, having first published organic certification standards in 1987, first promoted a large-scale celebration of the trade when Governor Neil Goldschmidt declared the first Organically Grown in Oregon Week in 1988; and having first established a statewide advocacy group, Oregon Organic Coalition, to represent the organic trade to private and public interests.
For more information about participating in Organically Grown in Oregon Week contact: Stacy Kraker, 541.246.1856 or by email.
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