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  • In some organic ag sectors (like dairy) little academic information exists. Organic agriculture still regarded as “fringe” and so held to higher standard.CoP certification by eXt

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  • Engaging with the Research Community
    2010 Conference
    Alexandra Stone
    Debra Heleba
  • Engaging with the Research Community
    We’ll Address:
    Including researchers as CoP leaders
    Working with NIFA programs
    Partnering with research/ outreach funding agencies
    Coordinating webinar series
    Providing research/outreach groups with workspace tools
    Group discussion!
    Photo Credit: Micaela Colley, Organic Seed Alliance
  • About
    eXtension’s organic agriculture CoP
    (launched January 2009)
    Funded by USDA CSREES Integrated Organic Program (now NIFA OREI), eXtension, others
    700+ members
    Extension educators, researchers, farmers, NGOs, certifiers, USDA
    Use Drupal for Online Workspace
    Wiki
    Blog, Forum and Tasks
    Image Galleries
  • About
    Organized into 4 Group Types:
    Systems Groups
    Dairy
    Vegetables
    Discipline Groups
    18 disciplines including certification, economics, soils, pest management, marketing, etc.
    Research and Outreach Groups (ROGs)
    38+ work groups focusing on particular research, outreach, and/or education project. Some funded by USDA OREI.
    Administrative Groups
    14 admin groups provide functionality. Include Leadership Team, staff group, membership, outreach, fundraising, eXtension publishing team, etc.
    Photo Credits: Lisa McCrory, Thomas Hawk, and Mark Schonbeck
  • Including Researchers as CoP leaders
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    Photo Credit: Jim Riddle, University of Minnesota
  • Working with NIFA programs
    Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI)
    Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
    [AFRI??]
    Photo Credit: Lisa McCrory, Earthwise Farm and Forest
  • Partnerships with Other Funding Agencies
    Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF)

    Photo Credit: Danielle Treadwell, University
    of Florida
  • Webinar Series
    Research/outreach webinar series to develop R/O community networking and collaboration
    Public webinar series featuring researchers and researcher/practitioner partners as presenters
    Photo Credit: Karen and Frank Morton, Wild Garden Seed
  • Example of Research Webinar
  • Example of Public Webinar
  • Providing ROGs with Workspace Tools
    Documentation space
    File sharing
    Threaded Forum
    Tasks / To-do lists
    Image gallery
    Member list
    Email list
    Photo Credit: Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, University of Illinois Extension
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    Photo Credit: Debra Heleba, University of Vermont
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    Photo Credit: Karen and Frank Morton, Wild Garden Seed
  • Discussion and Q&A
    Thank you!