Coalition supports organic beef

UNITED STATES - Mirroring the steady growth of the organic product industry in general, a recently formed, Vermillion-based organic organization is generating increasing interest from ranchers looking into transitioning their beef operations to certified organic.
calendar icon 11 December 2006
clock icon 1 minute read

The Organic Grassfed Beef Coalition, founded in 2005, is a nonprofit collaboration of professionals, including producers, organic beef livestock specialists, researchers and educators who are working to advance organic grass-fed beef in quality and availability, said Angela Jackson, acting executive director.

The group promotes the further study and outreach of grass-fed beef livestock systems, including the economic, human health and environmental benefits, according to its Web site.

The Organic Grassfed Beef Coalition started with five members in 2005, Jackson said. It now has 30 members and about 400 on its quarterly newsletter mailing list.

Membership costs $20 per year. Most members are producers, Jackson said. Benefits of membership include access to an information network of specialists, the quarterly newsletter and the annual conference. Soon, membership will also include full use of a new Web site the coalition is building.

The new Web site, which will be "one massive information database," possibly to be finished in January, will be available for browsing by anyone, but members will have access to secure sections. The Web site will include blogs, how-to sections and links to organic resources, Jackson said.

Source: American News Writer

© 2000 - 2024 - Global Ag Media. All Rights Reserved | No part of this site may be reproduced without permission.