2016 Proceedings and Recordings

Organic Agriculture Research Symposium 2016: Proceedings and Recordings


The 2016 Organic Agriculture Research Symposium (OARS) was held in Pacific Grove, California on January 20 before the Ecological Farming Conference. The OARS featured researchers from all over the United States who presented their work on organic agriculture systems. The program consisted of 9 workshops and 29 speakers, and a poster session.

Many of the workshops and the keynote presentations were also live-streamed online as eOrganic webinars.

The recordings are are available as a playlist on the eOrganic YouTube channel.

Presenters were given the option to publish summaries and results of their presentations in these proceedings. I am pleased to present the articles that are linked below.

The event was co-sponsored by the University of California’s Kearney Agriculture Research and Extension Center and the Organic Farming Research Foundation. Financial support was received from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture Organic Research and Extension Initiative and the Gaia Fund.

Brian Baker, Ph.D., Editor

Opening Keynote and Thematic Presentations

Soil Health

Seeds and Plant Breeding

Biological Control

Long-term and Strategic Research


Economics of Organic Agriculture

Innovative Educational Systems

Organic Livestock Systems

Farming Systems Research