January 7, 2013 Organic Advisory Council Meeting

MADISON – The Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council met on Monday, January 7 at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) located at 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison. Please see links to the Council’s agenda and FINAL Minutes from the January meeting.

The Council began the new year by discussing a reorganization of roles and outlining Council priorities. Possible new priorities for 2013 include trying to keep organic acres in production and providing input to the National Organic Standards Board on the National Organic Program. The meeting included updates from state and federal government agency partners.

The twelve-member Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council meets quarterly to advise agencies, farmers, processors and consumers on organic agriculture issues. Information about the Council is at http://datcp.wi.gov/Farms/Organic_Farming/Advisory_Council.

For more details, contact Laura Paine, DATCP’s Organic and Grazing Specialist, at 608-224-5120 or laura.paine@wi.gov.