2019 OGRAIN Winter Conference
Date: January 24-26, 2019
Location: Gordon Dining and Event Center, UW-Madison
Posted December 2018
This fourth annual conference for those interested in organic grain production in the Upper Midwest will feature expert farmers, researchers and industry representatives sharing their knowledge, along with ample opportunity for networking and discussion. Fifteen workshops highlighting issues important to organic grain farmers will be offered. This year, there is a special focus on organic no-till and reduced tillage systems. Over 25 businesses will provide educational tables and conversation about products and services useful for organic grain operations. An information-filled conference resource book comes with the registration fee.
Jeff Moyer, Rodale Institute Executive Director, seasoned no-till farmer and researcher will join us Thursday evening and Friday for discussion and intensives on organic no-till. Long-time organic Iowa hog and crop producer Tom Frantzen will share his thoughts Saturday on “Values oriented decision-making, improving every year based on past lessons.”
Jeff and others will join us for a special interactive roundtable discussion on a variety of reduced tillage methods used in organic systems, available for an additional fee on Thursday evening.
The conference offers 14 hours of Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors: 2.5 in Soil and Water Management, 2 in Integrated Pest Management, 6.5 in Crop Management and 3 in Professional Development.