Boulder County to host “Is Organic an Option for Me?” workshop April 5

Monday, March 17, 2014

Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County Parks and Open Space is hosting the “Is Organic an Option for me?” workshop to answer questions and provide resources for both experienced and new farmers as well as interested community members. All are invited to attend this free workshop.  

What:  “Is Organic an Option for Me?” Workshop
When:  Saturday, April 5, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., lunch provided
Where:  UCAR, 3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder
Registration:  Register for the free workshop. Deadline March 26

This workshop will provide an overview of the opportunities, realities and challenges of running a certified organic operation as well as discuss the larger economic landscape of agriculture in Colorado and how organic fits into Boulder County’s agriculture industry.  

Agency representatives from USDA, CDA and CSU will provide information and resources that can assist in transition to certified organic production. Participants will learn from industry experts about organic production and how it fits into the Boulder County agriculture picture.  

The significant increase in consumer demand for organic food products in the last decade has prompted many farmers, ranchers and food manufacturers to seek out organic certification for their operations and products.  

Locally, in response to this increased interest by its citizens, the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners established a goal in the 2011 Boulder County Parks & Open Space Cropland Policy of having 20 percent of county-owned cropland certified organic or in the transition process by 2020.

Gabi Boerkircher
Public Information Specialist

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