Monday, February 15, 2010

Asking for Your Input on Organic Research Needs in Western North Carolina

People visiting organic tomato research plots at the research station last year
This year we are establishing a new organic research unit at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville. I need your help in determining the most important research needs relevant to organic farming in the Western NC region.

Please send me a list of what kind of research you would like to see done on this new unit. This is a preliminary survey. Once I have our organic research unit coordinator hired (should be advertising this week), a much more in depth survey will be conducted. But I would really like to have at least one study in place for this summer, and if that is going to happen, we need to get going on it now!

So, please take a few minutes and send me your list! Please indicate if you are an organic farmer, a farmer considering organic, a gardener, or a supporter. Ideas for long-term funding are also welcome.

Thanks.

2 comments:

  1. Don't forget to include crops for the floral
    market such as winterberry, corkscrew willow
    peegee hydrangea in your small farm ideas.
    Stan Driver

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