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Win-Win for Everybody – Natural Farming Analysis Basis


At this time we’re sharing a visitor weblog submit from the Chair of OFRF’s Board of Administrators, Keith Richards.

From 1993-2020, Keith labored for the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group the place he helped strengthen natural and sustainable farming within the Southern U.S. In his capability as Program Director, he coordinated hundreds of convention periods and coaching initiatives to satisfy the wants of household farmers and community-based organizations. Previous to his work with Southern SAWG, Keith was the advertising and marketing supervisor for the Ozark Natural Growers Affiliation, a coop of small natural farmers within the Ozarks bioregion. Within the Nineteen Eighties he helped develop a sustainable coaching farm in mid-Missouri and later managed an natural farm in northern California. He grew up in a farming group in northern Iowa.

Why I Assist Natural Farming

As an idealist at coronary heart, I’m interested in pursuits of perfection and might be drawn into discussions of infinite potentialities. However relating to giving my time or my cash, I’m fairly sensible. That’s why I selected a profession in sustainable agriculture early on. A wholesome agriculture that makes good use of sources and sustains life looks as if a “no-brainer” for a civilized society, and it appalls me to see us get it improper. So I’ve been working for 40 years to make it proper. 

It’s additionally why I help OFRF. This group is making it simpler for farmers to make use of natural strategies by elevating natural analysis as a precedence in our nationwide consciousness, in our universities, and on farms throughout America. By means of analysis, training and advocacy, OFRF takes a holistic strategy that produces sensible leads to ways in which immediately assist farmers develop into higher stewards and produce safer meals. That’s a win for everybody… and one thing that feeds my idealism.  

For the previous 10 years, I’ve contributed to OFRF by means of annual donations and as a board member, serving as treasurer, and now, as chair of the board. I invite you to hitch on this thrilling work with me. It’s possible you’ll not have the time or inclination to serve on the OFRF board, however you possibly can nonetheless help our work in ways in which suit your giving desire, together with:  

And if the normal money donation route is what you like, you possibly can at all times try this on the OFRF web site at any time.

I hope you’ll be a part of me in pursuit of natural perfection,

Keith

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