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ACORN Announces New Funding for Transition Extension Specialist

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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). 

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Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network. Vision ACORN aims to enhance the viability and growth of the Atlantic Canadian organic agricultural community through a unified regional network. Mission Statement ACORN is a non-profit organization that promotes organic agriculture by: Facilitating information exchange between and amongst organizations and individuals Coordinating non-formal education for producers through to consumers Networking with all interested parties both regionally and nationally Structure ACORN is a membership-based non-profit incorporated cooperative with an eleven member Board of Directors and an Executive Director.

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