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16th Annual Montana Organic Association ConferenceSpecial Events :: Misc
16th Annual Montana Organic Association Conference
12:00 PM
Mansfield Convention Center
Description:
Every year, the Montana Organic Association (MOA) gathers its members and invites the public to join them in celebrating the organic movement that came about thirty years ago. Montana now ranks among the top states in the production of certified organic wheat and other grains along with peas, lentils, and flax.

The 16th Annual Conference of MOA will be a gathering of a diverse but like-minded people who have dedicated themselves to living by organic standards that convey trust and transparency to the consumer. They will come together to share their stories, learn from each other and confront the many challenges that face them at this time in history.

The conference keynote address will be given by Dr. Jill Clapperton, a soil scientist, is an internationally recognized Lecturer on how to create and manage the long-term health and productivity of soils. Jill was the Rhizosphere Ecologist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lethbridge Research Centre studying the interaction between soils, plants, and soil organisms; she also developed and implemented the Worm Watch program for Environment Canada. More than forty speakers over the three-day conference will also include Dr. Stephen Jones with the Washington State University Bread Lab; Dr. Pat Carr from the Agricultural Department of Montana State University; Bill McDorman, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance; and Dr. Bob Quinn of Kamut International.

Area farm and facility tours are a staple of MOA conferences and at this date, the tours are pending finalization but typically include a farm, processing facility or similar. A free movie screening is planned that will be open to the public. There will be live and silent auctions, entertainment provided by Jim Sargent, and networking opportunities with other organics professionals. Chandee Bomgardner will provide meals using locally sourced, organic ingredients, so the food is guaranteed to be amazing.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Mansfield Convention Center
Address: 2 S Park Dr in the Great Falls Civic Center, use door "C" Great Falls, Montana 59404
Phone: (406) 455-8510

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