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Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services

Education, resources, and expertise to help farmers grow organic

three stars

82.22

PO Box 339 Spring Valley, WI 54767
tel: (715) 778-5775   Web Site
EIN: 39-1824623

Board Leadership
David Perkins
President

CEO
Lori Stern
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.22 three stars
  Financial 76.17 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) provides education, resources, and practical advice to help farmers succeed in sustainable, organic production. The nonprofit organizes the country's largest organic farming conference each February in La Crosse, Wis. MOSES publishes the Guidebook for Organic Certification, Midwest Organic Resource Directory, and Organic Broadcaster newspaper. Projects include the Farmer-to-Farmer Mentoring Program, "In Her Boots" support for women who farm, the Organic Farming Podcast, and more. Organic specialists answer farming and certification questions through the Organic Answer Line (888-90-MOSES or mosesorganic.org/ask).

Mission: MOSES educates, inspires, and empowers farmers to thrive in a sustainable, organic system of agriculture.

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) provides education, resources, and practical advice to help farmers succeed in sustainable, organic production. The nonprofit organizes the country's largest organic farming conference each February in La Crosse, Wis. MOSES publishes the Guidebook for Organic Certification, Midwest Organic Resource Directory, and Organic Broadcaster newspaper. Projects include the Farmer-to-Farmer Mentoring Program, "In Her Boots" support for women who farm, the Organic Farming Podcast, and more. Organic specialists answer farming and certification questions through the Organic Answer Line (888-90-MOSES or mosesorganic.org/ask).

Mission: MOSES educates, inspires, and empowers farmers to thrive in a sustainable, organic system of agriculture.

Financial

two stars

76.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 20.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services (WI) 82.22 three stars
The Farm School (MA) 86.20 three stars
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 96.76 four stars
Cornucopia Institute Incorporated (WI) 86.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $541,233
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $234,835
Total Contributions $776,068
   Program Service Revenue $458,336
Total Primary Revenue $1,234,404
   Other Revenue $24,351
TOTAL REVENUE $1,258,755
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,098,787
   Administrative Expenses $288,581
   Fundraising Expenses $35,080
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,422,448
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-163,693
   
Net Assets $500,391

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Organic Farming Conference $540,125 49.2%
"Grow Organic" Program $323,583 29.4%
Grants $235,079 21.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 04/01/2021 82.22 three stars
2018-08 09/03/2019 88.85 three stars
2018-08 08/01/2019 87.18 three stars
2017-08 08/01/2018 82.93 three stars
2016-08 10/01/2017 84.88 three stars
2015-08 08/01/2016 85.07 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 90.36 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 88.03 three stars
2013-08 11/01/2014 87.50 three stars
2012-08 02/01/2014 92.37 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 39-1824623
Name in IRS Master File MIDWEST ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION SERVICES INC
NTEE Code E11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Lauren Langworthy Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$108,825 7.65% John Mesko Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services (WI) 82.22 three stars
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 96.76 four stars
The Farm School (MA) 86.20 three stars
Cornucopia Institute Incorporated (WI) 86.26 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services
PO Box 339
Spring Valley, WI 54767
tel: (715) 778-5775
fax: (888) 906-6737
EIN: 39-1824623

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Board Leadership

David Perkins
President

CEO

Lori Stern
Executive Director

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