What is MOA?
The Missouri Organic Association (MOA) is a 501-(c)3 non-profit membership organization founded in 1993 by the organic farming community of Missouri.
We work to advise, demonstrate, and support organic growers, and to help create a more ecologically sound food environment for all.
To Inspire, support, and empower through ecological organic principles.
Who is MOA?
The Missouri Organic Association is comprised of farmers, chefs, gardeners, health professionals, and people like you who want healthy food and a healthy planet.
As residents of this Earth, we share one responsibility: to support sustainable systems which will ensure the quality of life for all people. Together we can promote a healthy food supply and restore balance to our planet.
Mid-America Organic Conference
Each year MOA hosts an annual conference focused on creating a sustainable food system and supporting those who are working to achieve that same goal. For the past ten years, the Mid-America Organic Conference has successfully been held in various locations in Missouri in order to make it more available to farmers around the state.
Through the annual Mid-America Organic Conference MOA aims to:
- Educate farmers and producers on the value and importance of learning organic principles of production for specialty crops that preserve natural resources and add value to their farming operations
- Educate beginning and existing farmers on methods of direct marketing, wholesale marketing and value added marketing of their organic and sustainably grown specialty crops
- Provide workshops on the processes and specific steps necessary to become a “certified organic” or “transitional” farm operation
- Educate farmers and future farmers on what a working specialty crop “organic farm operation” looks like and what resources, equipment and
farming methods are necessary for a successful farm.
The Mid-America Organic Conference has been held successfully for the last 13 years and our programming continues to improve every year!
Join us for the 2022 Mid-America Organic Conference - February 1 - 3, 2021
MOA is not an organic certification agency, but we are glad to provide help and consulting to producers who are interested in becoming certified organic. Our team includes many people who have spent their entire lives in organic agriculture.
If there is anything we can do to help you transition your operation to organic, call or email us anytime.