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Registration opens Monday for MOSES organic conference

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Registration for the 25th MOSES Organic Farming Conference at the La Crosse Center opens Monday.

The conference, sponsored by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services in Spring Valley, Wis., will take place from Feb. 27 through March 1.

The event has grown from a meeting of about 90 people 25 years ago to the largest such gathering in the country, attracting more than 3,000 farmers, advocates, students and educators to more than 65 workshops and 170 exhibits.

Organic University on Feb. 27 will precede the conference with 10 workshops and social activities geared to New Organic Stewards, a group for beginning farmers who want to be or are involved in organic and sustainable farming.

Keynote speakers on Feb. 28 will be sustainable food advocate and best-selling author Anna Lappé and farmer and permaculture guru Mark Shepard addressing food, farming and climate.

Delivering a keynote on March 1 will be journalist Alan Guebert, who writes the syndicated ag column “The Farm and Food File.” He will use his family’s history of adapting to change on its Illinois farm to talk about public policy and innovations the next generation of farmers will need.

For more information on the conference and MOSES, go to



Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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