(2/28/14) One of the nation's largest organic farming conventions is being held in La Crosse.
The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service is hosting the three-day gathering, which began yesterday. About 34-hundred organic farmers, researchers, and others are attending. Today, North Dakota brothers David and Dan Podell and their wives were named as the group's farmers-of-the-year. They were recognized for a solid national reputation as experts in preserving seeds. Education group director Faye Jones praised the Podolls' stewardship of soil, water, and other natural resources while supporting diversity in their crops.