USDA 2011 Organic Farming Systems Conference Webinars

The following sessions were recorded live at the USDA 2011 Organic Farming Systems Conference in Washington, D.C. Click the links below to view the recordings. Find the conference proceedings in the Crop Management journal here.

View the recordings as a YouTube playlist at

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.

Profitability of Organic Farming—Findings from U.S. Long-term Experiments.

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

The Environmental and Social Impacts of Organic Farming.

Closing the Loop - Stakeholder Driven Research Benefits Consumers.

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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Published March 7, 2011

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