Welcome to the Iowa Organic Association!  

The Iowa Organic Association (IOA) is a statewide, 501(c)3  non-profit organization committed to organic education, advocacy and cooperation. Our membership is a diverse community of Iowa’s organic farmers, gardeners, food and farm businesses, advocates and consumers who are devoted to building a more sustainable Iowa.

October 2019 Regional Workshops

As the organic market continues to grow, Iowa producers, landowners and businesses are looking for opportunities to participate in this movement.  Access to technical expertise and resources to support those interested in organic transition or expansion is necessary for Iowa producers to help meet the growing consumer demand for organic products and practices.

The Iowa Organic Association (IOA) and regional partners have developed a program to provide the information, tools and resources needed for agriculture service providers and consultants to support farmers interested in organic transition, diversification and expansion.

This full-day workshop (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) will provide information from organic experts and presented resources about the National Organic Program, organic certification and transition, organic standards and production practices and insight into current organic market trends and demands.

The October workshops are the first in a series of 20 regional workshops that will be offered across Iowa over the next two years.  The locations for the October 2019 workshops are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 1 -- Northeast Iowa Community College, 1625 HWY 150 South, Calmar
  • Wednesday, October 2 -- Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Rd SE, Cedar Rapid
  • Thursday, October 3 -- Rock Island Depot, 102 Chestnut St, Atlantic
  • Friday, October 4 -- Hamilton County Extension, 311 Bank St, Webster City


You can always join Iowa Organic Association anytime online.  

Your membership helps grow and support organic in Iowa!  IOA members represent a collective voice for organic in Iowa and are important in driving IOA programs and influencing organic policies for Iowa. 

We need members like you to help grow a stronger organic network in Iowa!