The National Organic Coalition (NOC) is offering a limited number of scholarships to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meetings.
NOC is opening scholarships up to farmer participants from NOC member organizations and then to farmer participants from NOC Network Affiliates such as Wild Farm Alliance.
The following important topics will be discussed during the NOC Pre-NOSB and NOSB meetings: Farm Bill Updates, oversight and enforcement for imports and dairy sector, add-on labels (Real Organic Project, Regenerative Organic Certification), inspector qualifications, Native Ecosystems, sunset materials, parasiticides in livestock, GMO contamination of seed, and others.
Priority will be given to applications submitted by Tuesday, March 27.
Scholarship amounts will vary depending on how many applicants there are, and what their specific needs are. Recipients should attend the NOC Pre-NOSB meeting if possible and make comments - written and/or oral to the NOSB. Participants should sign up to give oral comments asap. You can give in person comments or comments via webinar. The deadline to submit written comments is 11:59 p.m. April 4, 2018 Eastern Time.
|Farmer, Steve Sprinkel, testifying at a NOSB meeting.|
Applicants who apply by March 27 will be notified of the award amount around Friday, March 30, but the scholarships will not be reimbursed until after the meeting.