Title

Organic Farming in the Mid-Willamette Valley: A Guide to the Production and Distribution of Organic Food

Date

5-29-2014 11:30 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:45 AM

Location

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

Department

Sociology

Session Chair

Dean Braa

Session Title

Research and Praxis in Sociology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dean Braa

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This study explores organic farming in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley and provides a critique of conventional industrial agriculture. This study is designed to give an historical overview of the rise of industrial agriculture and how it became main stream. Another goal of this study is to describe the dangers that pesticides have to our environment and health as consumers, and to explore how organic producers and distributors in Oregon have worked to change the course of our local agriculture. This study will delve into the methods used by small farms and co-ops to help provide nutritious pesticide free food. Interviews and participant observation were methods used in the study.

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Organic Farming in the Mid-Willamette Valley: A Guide to the Production and Distribution of Organic Food

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 235

This study explores organic farming in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley and provides a critique of conventional industrial agriculture. This study is designed to give an historical overview of the rise of industrial agriculture and how it became main stream. Another goal of this study is to describe the dangers that pesticides have to our environment and health as consumers, and to explore how organic producers and distributors in Oregon have worked to change the course of our local agriculture. This study will delve into the methods used by small farms and co-ops to help provide nutritious pesticide free food. Interviews and participant observation were methods used in the study.