SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) announced today the release of the first online destination built especially for organic farmers that provides easy access to research, policy programs and educational and community-building tools to better meet their urgent needs. Entering its third decade serving organic farmers, OFRF proudly launches the innovative online portal with easy, interactive access to rich organic information.
"Everything we do at OFRF builds the infrastructure for organic farmers' success. They are some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in America and we are proud to provide them with technological tools that will better meet their needs," said Maureen Wilmot, Executive Director of OFRF.
While the new web portal provides an innovative platform, it also serves as a stage to launch the long-awaited Organic Farming for Health & Prosperity report. This science-based, peer-reviewed report extols the multiple societal benefits of organic farming in North America. The audience for the report includes policy makers, educators, researchers, healthcare professionals, business leaders and families.
In the past decade, the organic food industry has more than quadrupled in growth, and OFRF continues to grow with it by offering a wide range of support to a very specific group of individuals. "We knew that if we built an online portal with the singular interest of serving organic farmers, we would attract highly qualified partners," said Denise Ryan, External Relations Director of OFRF. "We are very excited about developing the platform to grow more integrated partnerships with organizations who share our vision."
About the Organic Farming Research Foundation
Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has a very clear vision -- that organic farming will be the leading form of agriculture for healthy people who thrive on a healthy planet. OFRF sponsors organic farming research and education projects and works to create federal farm policy, bringing more farmers and acreage into organic production. Founded in 1990, OFRF is the leading non-profit, national champion of the American organic family farmer. For more information, see www.ofrf.org and find us on Facebook!
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