CEAC to hold special seminar addressing “Organic Hydroponics”

All are invited to this special seminar on "Organic Hydroponics" that will be held at the CEAC Lecture Room and broadcasted via webinar on October 12th, 4pm (MST) to discuss hydroponics in organics and the future of its existence.

The panel discussion is being held in response to the recently distributed “National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Hydroponic and Aquaponic Task Force Report”, which provides technical information about organic-based hydroponic and aquaponic systems and represents both sides of the debate on whether or not non-soil systems should continue to be eligible for organic certification.

Dr. Stacy Tollefson of the CEAC and Jose Edgardo Torres of Wholesum Family Farms, both members of the USDA Hydroponic and Aquaponic Task Force, join Executive Director Lee Frankel of the Coalition for Sustainable Organics to discuss hydroponics in organics and the future of its existence. Dr. Dennis Ray, Professor of The University of Arizona School of Plant Sciences, will be in attendance to host and facilitate the event.

The Task Force report provides technical information about organic-based hydroponic and aquaponic systems and represents both sides of the debate on whether or not non-soil systems should continue to be eligible for organic certification. It also provides clarification of the previous 2010 NOSB recommendations

You’ll need to register in advance to attend the webinar.

Register for the webcast & future events here.

In attempt to clarify the what exactly is happening in the dispute we sat down and interviewed Dr. Stacy Tollefson. She tackled some common misconceptions that the public are expressing, which regard matters that are not in dispute.

Listen to the interview here.

Growers, industry players and the general public are all invited to attend and participate. You will be able to engage in the discussion through the webinar.

Click here for more event information
View the NOSB Hydroponic and Aquaponic Task Force Report here.
Everyone can submit their comments to the USDA about Organic Hydroponics by October 26th here.


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