• Thursday, December 01, 2022 at 03:00 PM · $25.00 USD · 39 rsvps
    Red Cedar Lodge in Marion, IA

    2022 Iowa Organic Association Annual Meeting

    Organic for Good Health:  Protecting the farmer, regenerating the farm, enhancing our environment and nurturing our communities.

    Many of us come to the organic movement because of health -- whether in the field or in the kitchen. Understanding where our food comes from (a farmstead 20 miles down the road or from thousands of miles away), or how it was produced (using biological and natural methods or synthetic herbicides, pesticides, hormones and antibiotics) is so important to sustaining our own health, but also regenerating a healthy, functioning ecosystem for generations to come.

    We are excited to welcome two notable food-agriculture-health advocates as keynotes for this year’s Annual Meeting. Both Angela Tedesco and Dr. Andy Nish will provide their perspectives and experiences about the value and importance of organic for good health.

    Angela Tedesco

    Angela is an organic farmer, sustainable farming advocate and author of Finding Turtle Farm: My Twenty-Acre Adventure in Community Supported Agriculture. Angela will share about her passion and purpose for organic farming and food and health. Books will be for sale at the event.

    Dr. Andy Nish

    Dr. Nish is the current Medical Director of the John Stoddard Cancer Center. He has dedicated his medical career to learning and teaching about the impact of food on human health and how current agricultural practices impact the health of people, animals, our food systems, and the environment.

    Join IOA for our Annual Meeting, where organic supporters gather to connect, network, and help strengthen Iowa’s organic movement. 

    Local-organic meal, cash bar and prize drawings throughout the evening. Please RSVP to attend. 

    • No cost to members, e-mail or call Olga 515-412-4802
    • $25 for non-members, RSVP below

    -- AGENDA --

    3:00 p.m.  -  Reception & Book Signing
    3:30 p.m.  -  IOA Update and Business Meeting
    4:00 p.m.  -  Angela Tedesco
    5:00 p.m.  -  Break for networking and meal
    6:00 p.m.  -  Dr. Andy Nish
    7:00 p.m.  -  Adjourn

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2022 at 09:00 AM through December 09, 2022

    Savannah Institute 3-Day Virtual Perrenial Farm Gathering

    This premier Midwest event for farmers, landowners and perennial enthusiasts from across the country is available to global audiences every year! Join Savana Insitute for a 3-day virtual global gathering of farmers, landowners and perennial enthusiasts. Share your work and learn from others who are committed to growing perennial agriculture for climate, conservation and economic vitality. Design, select plants and partner to create agroecological systems that regenerate the land and support communities.

    Register HERE.

  • Friday, January 20, 2023 at 09:00 AM through January 21, 2023

    2023 Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference: On Common Ground

    The Practical Farmer of Iowa (PFI) Annual Conference will be held Jan. 20-21, 2023, at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The PFI conference experience includes a wide range of farmer-led educational content and plenty of time for making meaningful connections: 50+ sessions, hundreds of attendees, 80+ exhibitors, and many fun activities including the return of the PFI Dinner & Potluck.

    The conference theme this year is On Common Ground, where PFI will explore their shared experiences in agriculture and find connections across various enterprises, geographies and farming goals.

  • Friday, January 27, 2023 at 09:00 AM through January 28, 2023
    Madison, WI

    2023 OGRAIN Annual Conference

    Save the date for OGRAIN's annual two-day winter conference that will include workshops, organic grain production and market knowledge sharing and plenty of time to network with exhbitors and conference participants. 

    More information about registration and specific presenters to come!

  • Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 09:00 AM through February 25, 2023

    2023 Marbleseed Conference

    Save the Date for Marbleseed (formerly MOSES) 2023 Conference.

    Registration opens Dec 8 for the 34th annual Organic Farming Conference, February 23-25, 2023! Workshop submissions are now closed for 2023; submissions for Roundtables are open until December.

    Get updates about the Organic Farming Conference and more when you sign up for Marbleseed's newsletter.