Presented by Samantha Hilborn from the Rodale Institute, this webinar is for agricultural producers to learn more about the process of transitioning crops to certified organic. You will learn about the status of organic certification in NM, potential certifiers to connect with, the basics requirements of transitioning, some technical issues that arise, and how the Rodale Institute staff can help you to succeed.
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Samantha Hilborn joined the Rodale Institute Consulting Team in January 2022 and helps New Mexico farmers transition to certified organic. She grew up in New Mexico and is from the Pueblos of Laguna and Acoma. Samantha has a M.S. in Horticulture and Agronomy with a specialization in plant breeding from University of California, Davis and a B.S. in Horticulture from New Mexico State University. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of building healthy soils, crop production, creating connections between farmers and fostering food sovereignty in the Southwest. She is based out of Santa Fe, NM.