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Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services

Education, resources, and expertise to help farmers grow organic

three stars

82.93

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

Board Leadership
Carla Wright
President

CEO
John Mesko
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.93 three stars
  Financial 78.52 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) provides education, resources, and practical advice to promote farmers' success in organic production. Our flagship event, the MOSES Organic Farming Conference, is recognized as the country's premier event about organic and sustainable farming. It's also the country's largest organic conference, drawing more than 3,500 participants from around the U.S. and the world. Through the MOSES Conference and the rest of our work, we ensure not only that there are skilled farmers to meet the growing demand for organic food and products, but also that farm policies favor an organic and sustainable system of agriculture.

Our mission is: 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 promote farmers' success in organic production. Our flagship event, the MOSES Organic Farming Conference, is recognized as the country's premier event about organic and sustainable farming. It's also the country's largest organic conference, drawing more than 3,500 participants from around the U.S. and the world. Through the MOSES Conference and the rest of our work, we ensure not only that there are skilled farmers to meet the growing demand for organic food and products, but also that farm policies favor an organic and sustainable system of agriculture.

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

Financial

two stars

78.52

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 18.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth -3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.6%
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) 82.93 three stars
The Farm School (MA) 85.49 three stars
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 92.14 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $425,802
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $231,686
Total Contributions $657,488
   Program Service Revenue $615,349
Total Primary Revenue $1,272,837
   Other Revenue $27,724
TOTAL REVENUE $1,300,561
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,066,530
   Administrative Expenses $272,108
   Fundraising Expenses $33,050
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,371,688
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-71,127
   
Net Assets $553,772

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 $579,516 54.3%
"Grow Organic" Program $288,422 27.0%
Grants $198,592 18.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$23,011 1.67% John Mesko Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$56,542 4.12% Faye Jones Former Executive Director
$46,400 3.38% Linda Halley Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Services (WI) 82.93 three stars
The Farm School (MA) 85.49 three stars
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 92.14 four 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: (715) 778-5773
EIN: 39-1824623

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Board Leadership

Carla Wright
President

CEO

John Mesko
Executive Director

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