Each year, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture host the conference for farmers and others interested in organic agriculture.
Mark your calendars for January 11-12, 2024 in St. Cloud, MN.
This year's conference will feature:
- Fantastic keynotes and breakout sessions
- An 80-booth trade show
- Networking with friends
- And more!
2024 Keynote Speakers
- Dr. Daphne Miller is a physician, researcher, and author. Her work focuses on engaging health professionals to transform our food system.
- Carolyn Olson is a farmer and agricultural advocate. She currently serves as chair of Minnesota's Organic Agriculture Task Force.
Since the founding of Practical Farmers, the annual conference has been a keystone event for sharing knowledge, building connections and celebrating agriculture in Iowa (and good food!). As the conference grows to over 1,000 attendees, PFI is pleased to offer 60+ sessions on a wide variety of agricultural topics, 90+ exhibitors, locally sourced meals and a spirit of curiosity and community.
Details coming soon.
The 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.
The Marbleseed (formerly MOSES) Organic Farming Conference is widely known as the largest organic farming conference in the United States. Every year regenerative and organic farmers from a wide range of farm sizes, experiences, and backgrounds gather to learn the latest in organic farming methods, build community, and shape the future of the organic farming movement.
Whether you’re certified organic, using organic practices on your regenerative farm, or considering the switch to organic, you’ll find the people, partners, and skill-building opportunities to help your farm business thrive.
Marbleseed's 35th Organic Farming Conference will take place February 22-24, 2024. Early Bird Registration opens December 5.
Marbleseed's Organic Farming Conference features inspiring speakers, educational workshops, Organic Universities, and farmer panels. The Marbleseed Conference offers knowledge for all experiences from organic and sustainable farmers, homesteaders, food policy advocates and more. Dozens of transformative, skill-building workshops and roundtables covering business management, soil health, and production are crafted to advance resilient organic farms and regenerative food systems.
Marbleseed is a farmer-led organization with a commitment to organic and regenerative farming. We vet all sponsors and exhibitors of the Marbleseed Organic Farming Conference to ensure strong values and mission alignment. Find out how to become a conference sponsor or exhibitor.
For questions, please reach out to Jenica Caudill, Director of Development and Partnerships at [email protected]