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Call for Papers: Evolving Agriculture and Food – Opening up Biodynamic Research September 5th to 8th 2018 Switzerland

Call for Papers: Evolving Agriculture and Food – Opening up Biodynamic Research

Taking place in Dornach (Switzerland), September 5th to 8th 2018

OFRF Research Proposals for 2018 grants due December 15 2017

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is pleased to release our Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2018 research grants. Applicants residing in Canada, Mexico, and the United States are eligible to apply. In particular, OFRF encourages farmers, ranchers, graduate students, early career researchers, veterans, and Extension personnel to consider applying for funding. The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2017. OFRF will notify applicants about funding decisions in spring 2018.

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Call for Abstracts: 2018 Organic Farming Research Conference

OFRF, in partnership with Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey and Rutgers University, invite the submission of research abstracts for presentation at the 2018 Organic Farming Research Conference, taking place on Friday January 26, 2018 at Rutgers University immediately preceding the NOFA-NJ Annual Winter Conference.

Research Abstracts Sought for 2017 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium - Due October 1

Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), in partnership with the University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University, invites the submission of research abstracts for presentation at the 2017 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium. The symposium takes place January 25-26, 2017, in Lexington, Kentucky, immediately preceding the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Conference. Researchers are asked to submit an abstract not to exceed 500 words by October 1, 2016.

raising chickens biodynamically

i am on the hunt for literature on chickens written by a person who actually understands chickens, not just by someone who has raised them. meaning, someone who can , for lack of a better word, communicate with them. i know that certain people can truly understand animals/insects/plants on a spiritual level and that is what i am looking for but am having hard time. was hoping someone here is 'that' person or know's where to find said literature.

nature spirts during winter

i was curious how plants grow indoors or in greenhouses during winter months if all the nature spirits (gnomes, sylphs, etc) are tucked away in the ground? my understanding is that plants cannot grow without the spirits. so do some of the nature spirits not get to dwell in the ground and almost have to be available year round? if so how does this affect them? would it be like us not sleeping at night and working for 24 hrs straight?
i have always wondered this just haven't got around to asking.