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AnnouncementMay 13, 2016

The National Organic Program (NOP) of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces a webinar about the development of the Organic INTEGRITY Database.  In addition, NOP is pleased to inform that $8.7 million are available though the Risk Management Agency (RMA) for risk management education and training.
Webinar on Organic INTEGRITY Database 
On Wednesday June 1, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. (ET), the NOP will host an interactive webinar updating the organic community about the development of the Organic INTEGRITY Database.
The webinar will feature demos of updates to the public facing search and reporting capabilities. We will also review tips on using data from the system and, based on stakeholder feedback, capabilities scheduled for release this year.
Pre-registration is not required for this webinar session. To participate:
Step 1: Dial In by Phone
Toll-Free (U.S. & Canada): 866.740.1260
Access Code: 7202000
Step 2: Also Access the Web
On the left side of the screen, enter
Participant Access Code: 7202000.
 Risk Management Education Funding

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced $8.7 million in cooperative agreements for risk management education and training programs. The funding would give universities, county cooperative extension offices, nonprofit organizations, and other partners needed resources to develop training and education tools to help farmers and ranchers, especially those traditionally underserved or with limited resources, learn how to effectively managing long-term risks and challenges.
For more information visit the RMA 2016 Partnership and Cooperative Agreements webpage and participate in one of the two upcoming application webinars.

RMA Application Webinar #1
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 noon (ET)
Meeting number:       743 338 918
Meeting password:     risk

Join by phone
Toll-free number:       1-866-865-2157
Conference Code:       612 624 7585

RMA Application Webinar #2
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (ET)
Join WebEx Meeting
Meeting number:       745 360 575
Meeting password:     risk
Join by phone
Toll-free number:       1-866-865-2157
Conference Code:       612 624 7585
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