Webinar on 2016 OREI and ORG request for applications

USDA will host a webinar on Thursday Feb. 11, from 1-2:30 PM Eastern Time, to discuss the request for application to two NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) organic grant programs:USDA NIFA

  • Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) Click here.: $18 million available to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Applications are due March 10, 2016.
  • Organic Transitions (ORG) Click here.: $3.8 million available to support the development and implementation of research, extension and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers, as well as those who are adopting organic practices. Applications are due April 15, 2016.

Please click on the links above for a detailed description of the programs, eligibility requirements, and application processes.
The webinar will include a brief description of the two programs followed by a Q & A session.
Pre-registration is not required for this webinar session. To participate:

Step 1: Dial In by Phone
Toll-Free (U.S. & Canada): 866.740.1260
Access Code: 7206000

Step 2: Also Access the Web
Meeting URL:  http://www.readytalk.com
On the left side of the screen, enter
Participant Access Code: 7206000

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