The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network Co-operative Ltd. (ACORN) is pleased to announce that it has secured funding in the amount of $30,000 to support the creation of a new organic extension position.
Following a search and selection process, the position will become effective on June 23rd, providing technical advice and guidance to producers who are interested or transitioning to organics.
“The position will be part-time to start, as we need to gauge the demand for the service,” said Beth McMahon, ACORN’s Executive Director.
“The specialist will have the flexibility to provide phone, email, web and in-person support to individuals, as well as educational workshops–whatever is needed to help grow the industry,” said McMahon.
Support for the position is through the National Research Council’s Industry Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).