Interview with Roger Blobaum on 02/10/16 discussing contributions and involvement with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and its predicessor organizations.
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Sustainable Agriculture policy development
Brief Biographical Summary - Roger Blobaum, an agricultural consultant, has been a leader in organic farming research, education, advocacy, and policymaking since the early 1970s. He has served on boards of more than 30 regional, national, and international organic, sustainable agriculture, and renewable energy organizations. He now serves as a partner in developing a national organic and sustainable agriculture history collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society. He was a founding director of the International Organic Accreditation Service, a founder and associate director of the World Sustainable Agriculture Association, and a participant in the process of setting international organic guidelines. He co-chaired a coalition of national consumer, environmental, faith-based, and other organizations that helped shape the 1990 Organic Foods Production Act and push it through Congress. His research contributions include developing and coordinating Ceres Trust organic research programs that awarded more than $6 million in grants to land grant university faculty and graduate student researchers. He was cited by Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine as “one of 25 individuals who have done the most to build the U.S. organic food and farming sector.” He received the 2013 Honorary Recognition Award from the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agriculture for “significant contributions and unselfish service to organic farming.”
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Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA); St. Paul, Minnesota 2016