Proceedings: Current status of organic research and education in Washington and Oregon
Organic farming has grown rapidly in Washington and Oregon over the past 15 years. Certified organic acreage in Washington alone increased 8-fold between 1993 and 2002. Yet the approximately 57,000 certified acres in the two states still comprises less than 1% of the total farmland base. With the growth of the organic sector in the region has come a commensurate expansion of research and education activities, which are described below.