On September 19, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. EST, hundreds of organic industry leaders and consumers will be led by OFRF's executive director, Maureen Wilmot, in the first American Organic Phone Flash Mob to Congress. Leaders and supporters of organic farming will gather in Baltimore, Md., at The Organic Summit, where Maureen will present The Organic Political System: How Organic Farmers' Voices are Best Heard in the American Political Conversation.
With the 2012 Farm Bill hanging in the wind, OFRF will lead constituents in a mass plea to move on the Farm Bill before the November elections and to sustain organic programs that are most vulnerable to cuts. In her presentation, Maureen will highlight America's extraordinary opportunities in organic production and why the U.S. government must invest in what is the fastest growing form of agriculture in America. Maureen's presentation will also include a video that illustrates how easy it is to call your representative. The presentation will culminate with an audience-participation Organic Phone Flash Mob to Congress.
"Representing the best interests of organic farmers is something we do every day at OFRF. To lead advocacy at this level is fantastic," stated Maureen. "Certainly The Organic Summit in Maryland is the perfect venue to galvanize organic advocates."
Also featured in the presentation will be OFRF's Organic Farming for Health & Prosperityreport, a science-based, peer-reviewed report on the multiple benefits of organic farming in North America. The report engages leading scientists, researchers and experts in organic agriculture who contribute perspectives on the multiple benefits of organic farming.