Organic Advisory Council Fall Meeting

The Fall meeting of the Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council was held on Tuesday, October 29 at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) located at 2811 Agriculture Drive in Madison.

Agenda: FINAL October 29 2013 Agenda

DRAFT minutes: DRAFT October 29, 2013 Minutes

The featured guest at the meeting was Jimmy Bramblett, State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Wisconsin, who was appointed in 2012. The conversation will include an opportunity for attendees to meet Bramblett and allow the Council to share information about the organic farming community in Wisconsin.

The meeting included reports from state and federal government agencies. Updates were also given on the Food Safety Modernization Act, the Farm Bill and genetically modified organisms.

The next meeting of the Organic Advisory Council will be January 15, 2014.

To learn more, contact DATCP’s Laura Paine at 608-224-5120 or laura.paine@wi.gov. For additional information on the Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council, visit http://datcp.wi.gov/Farms/Organic_Farming/Advisory_Council.