At the Organic Farming Conference
This was my third year of covering the annual gathering of organic-farming advocates in La Crosse. It’s always an interesting experience because of the unusual mixture of commerce and ideology.
As I said in the advance story for WisBusiness.com: “The gathering is a combination pep rally, reunion, trade show, Chautauqua, political rally and big-time party for farmers who share a common mission of fighting industrialized agriculture and its dependence on chemical additives.” Read more here.
In a post-conference story, I detailed how the Wisconsin organic community is split by the new, tougher pasture rules being enforced for dairies. Read about it here.