2012-6-15eRandall Hastings, of Randall Hastings Farm in Bay Minette, Alabama, was one of four organic farmers sponsored by the Organic Farming REsearch Foundation (OFRF), to participate in the March 2012 NSAC Farmer Fly-In. OFRF led a March 2012 Fly-In to Washington, DC, organized by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, by sponsoring 4 organic farmers, who were joined by over 20 other farmers on Capitol Hill on March 6th and 7th.  The message carried by the farmers–to invest in organic agriculture programs in the 2012 Farm Bill and 2013 Appropriations Bill.  And they were heard loud and clear by members of Congress. Other Organic Farmers sponsored by OFRF were: Mike Smith, Smith Family Farms of Fresno, CA John Carpenter, The Carpenter’s Farm of Moorehead, MS Kris Gosney, John’s Farm of Fairview, OK