2024 OGRAIN Winter Conference

OGRAIN logoThe Annual 2024 OGRAIN Conference is an opportunity to learn from local organic grain growers, hear about the latest research, and connect with other organic, transitioning-to-organic, or inquisitive-about-organic grain growers and end-users. 

As with last year, OGRAIN is partnering with the Artisan Grain Collaborative to have specific sessions dedicated to food grade grain processing, handling, and cultivating. OGRAIN is also excited to partner with Albert Lea Seed in planning this year’s conference!

Meet the Keynote Speakers

Wendy Johnson — Jóia Food & Fiber Farm, Counting Sheep Sleep Company

Klaas Martens — The Martens Farm & Lakeview Organic Grain

Topics this year

  • Organic grain market update
  • Transitioning larger grain acreage
  • Mythbusting DON and organic wheat
  • Soil fertility
  • A critical eye on first equipment purchases
  • Going high tech with equipment
  • Ecological weed managment
  • Organic no-till research update
  • Organic financing and programs
  • Farm resilience and dealing with extreme weather
  • Postharvest handling
  • Dry bean production
  • Ecological insect management
  • Livestock integration into organic grain systems
  • Identifying markets for diversified grains


The 2024 conference will be held at Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703. Monona Terrace has parking, and a hotel (the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace) attached, eliminating transportation hassle.


OGRAIN Keynote Speakers


February 02, 2024 at 6:00pm - February 04, 2024
Monona Terrace
1 John Nolen Dr
Madison, WI 53703
United States
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