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Browse articles below featuring the latest news in organic farming, relevant policy updates, organic production tips, and good stories about organic farmers.

Organic Farming Conference Presenter Profile: Chef Fresh Roberson

Topics: Beginning Farmers, Beginning Farmers : Connect with Peers, Land Access, Land Access : Incoming Farmers, Farm Business, Farm Business : General, Farm Business : Marketing, Leadership and Community, Leadership and Community : Farmer Leader, Leadership and Community : Healthy Communities, Leadership and Community : Public Policy, Leadership and Community : Racial Equity
Fresh Roberson is a chef, activist, healer, farmer and founded of Fresher Together, a collaborative food and farming project for healing, economic development, training and retreat in the south side of Chicago. They will be facilitating a workshop at Marbleseed's 34th Organic Farming Conference on February 25, 2023, entitled: Funding Your Farm with Little to No Debt - Grants and Creative Fundraising Strategies For Farmers.

MOSES To Marbleseed: New Resilience

Topics: Leadership and Community
Marbleseed is a prairie plant native to the Midwest. It has a deep taproot and thrives in areas grazed by cattle and is one of the first to return, resilient after fire. This drought-tolerant, perennial plant is often used in prairie restoration efforts, providing nectar and pollen as rewards for bumblebees, butterflies, and other insects. Although it is native, today it can be difficult to find.

After deep conversations with staff and the Board of Directors, reviewing options presented and brainstormed, “Marbleseed” emerged as the new name for MOSES. The tagline “farmer-led, rooted in organic” was the last critical piece. Buoyed by success in reaching unanimous consensus, we set about the task of creating a logo.