This just in from our scientist friend Lucas Patzek.
I have just moved to Washington State University's research station in Mount Vernon, which is about 30 minutes south of Bellingham. I'm finishing up my research on nitrogen use efficiency in organic/low-input wheat-potato systems. There will be some exciting workshops and educational events, including breeding for organic systems and a western Washington kneading workshop, coming up in the summer and fall. Also, wanted you to know about this paper that just came out about energy efficiencies in organic farming: http://precedings.nature.com/documents/4291/version/1