• Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Iowa Prairie Conference

    Posting an upcoming event on behalf of  Iowa Prairie Network and the Iowa Prairie Conference Planning Committee. Please contact Sara Nizzi with questions. 

    We are happy to announce registration and full details for the 2021 Iowa Prairie Conference are now available! July 31st will be a virtual half day meeting with presentations. We have a diverse lineup of speakers who will focus on a variety of conservation topics. August 1st will be a full day of prairie field trips. You will have your choice of twenty field trips happening across the state! Field trip registration is limited to first come, first serve, so please be sure to register as soon as possible.

    There is no fee for the conference, but we are welcoming donations. Proceeds will go towards future Iowa Prairie Conferences. Registration for the conference will close July 23rd at 11:45 PM. 

    To see the full agenda and details please visit the Iowa Prairie Network website

    If you have any questions or concerns be sure to check out our frequently asked questions page.

  • Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 02:00 PM

    Humble Hands Harvest Field Day - hosted by MOSES

    MOSES will be hosting a field day Saturday, July 31 at Humble Hands Harvest in Decorah. Changemaker Hannah Breckbill and her farm partner, Emily Fagan, have found a unique way to build a thriving farm—perennial crops, grass-fed lamb, pastured pork, and no-till organic vegetables are all in the mix. Get ideas to add to your farm! Sign up here:

  • Saturday, August 07, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park, IA

    Okoboji Blue Water Festival

    Visit IOA and with board member, Paul Mugge at the Okoboji Blue Water Festival.

    The theme of the festival is clean water, and events throughout the day in Preservation Plaza at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park help deliver that message. “Dozens of exhibitors will line the sidewalk to speak to the public about water quality and natural resource protection,” festival chair Greg Drees said. “The festival also resonates with youngsters, as they learn about watershed guardianship through our interactive family activities.”

    Festival goers can stay tuned for regular updates, including an official confirmation. “Bigger and better next year has been our mantra since last year’s postponement,” Drees said. “We are planning an event that will entertain, educate and inspire.”

    For more specifics on the event be sure to check out their website at:

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 06:00 PM through August 11, 2021

    Heart of America Grazing Conference, August 10-11, Mt. Vernon, IL

    Greg Judy will be the Keynote speaker at this conference. For additional details please see link below:

  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    Crop Fertility Services Field Day

    The Crop Fertility Services team would like to formally invite you to our organic field day coming up in just a few weeks. It'll take place at our office, in Cokato Minnesota.

    Last year, we welcomed 75+ organic farmers and organic ag professionals from 5 states to Cokato, Minnesota for our Inaugural Organic Field Day. With a year of additional planning, we're excited to bring you back for in depth field demonstrations, test plots, and organic ag talk.

    Pre Register (Free, Required) Here.

    We can't wait to see you in August!

    Date: August 19th, 2021

    Time: 10AM

    Admission: FREE, you MUST RSVP. No walk-ins without pre registration.

    Location2566 Rockwood Ave SW, Cokato Minnesota 55321

    • Hatzenbichler Cultivator Demonstration
    • Hatzenbichler Camera Guidance Demonstration
    • Air Seeder Demonstration
    • Tine Weeding Clinic (Bar Mounted Tine Weeder, Down Pressure + Air Flow Tine Weeders)
    • Einbock vs Hatzenbichler Cultivator + Tine Weeder Equipment on Display and Demonstration
    • Multiple Test Plots with Field Talk
    • Ag Pro Presentations, including Joe Rasnic of Ferticell - Liquid Fertilizers + Organic Insect Control
    • "New Tools of the Trade" by Scott Niemela and James Schroepfer
    • "Market Update" by Grain Buyers
    • Vendor Booths

    2:30 – End

    The event, shade, lunch, coffee, and good times are all free, please just RSVP below!

    RSVP (free).

    Additional questions? Vendor looking for booth information?

    Contact Matt: (320)583-3509

    Contact Ron: (612)309-7522

  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 06:00 PM through October 22, 2021

    National Organic Standards Board Fall Meeting

    The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) generally meets twice each year in a public forum to discuss and vote on recommendations to the USDA. These recommendations help the Department develop and refine the organic standards.

    Based on input from the Board and members of the organic community, the NOSB currently plans to resume in-person meetings in October 2021, subject to Federal, State, and local guidance on in-person meetings at the time.

    The in-person meeting will be webcast live for those who are not able to travel. Should circumstances not permit an in-person meeting, the meeting will be held virtually. Updates will be posted to the USDA website at the link below.

    Meeting Details

    When:  October 13 - 21, 2021
                 Online Comment Webinars: October 13 & 14,
                 In-Person Public Meeting: October 19-21, 2021 

    Where: Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown - Arena
                 300 J Street
                 Sacramento, California
                 1-877-666-3243 (Group name: National Organic Standards Board)
                 Room reservation cutoff date: Friday, September 24, 2021

    Stakeholder Engagement Encouraged

    The NOSB invites public comment on agenda topics and will hear comments in-person
    at the meeting in Sacramento and during the webinars leading up to the meeting. Written comments may be submitted via

    Deadlines: To be considered during the Fall 2021 Meeting, written comments and requests for oral comment speaking slots must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

    Meeting materials including the agenda, public comment registration links, and other resources — including details on how to register for oral comment slots and how to submit written comments — will be added to the National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) Fall 2021 Meeting webpage as they become available.

  • Wednesday, November 03, 2021 at 10:00 AM through November 07, 2021

    Women Food and Agriculture Network Conference

    Please stay tuned to upcoming WFAN communications for further conference announcements.

    WFAN annual conference provides a platform for participants to advocate and agitate for social transformation in our lives, communities, and shared work. They are committed to the following statements as their guiding 2021 WFAN conference goals.

    1. Build and strengthen anti-oppression knowledge, initiatives, and action through training, reflection, and collaboration.  
    2. Provide practical farm-based educational opportunities for beginning through seasoned agrarians, landowners, and food systems advocates. 
    3. Increase capacity as land caretakers to define, create, and implement practices rooted in ecological justice. 
    4. Offer intentional spaces for critical dialogue, networking, coalition building, and story-sharing. 

    For additional details please check out the link below: