Fairfield Workshop

Join the Iowa Organic Association for its 2017 Organic Transition Workshop in Fairfield!      

Here is the schedule for our workshop on Friday, March 3rd: 

9:45 AM Registration
10:00 AM Welcome and Introduction from Scott Ausborn, President of the Iowa Organic Association
10:15 AM Economics of Organic Grain Rotations and for the Transition Period, and the Organic Certification Process   Presented by IOA Board Members Margaret Smith and former IOA President Matt Miller
12:00 PM Break for Lunch
12:45 PM Transitioning to Organic Grain Production - Strategies, Considerations, Equipment, Weed Control, & Fertility Management       Presented by IOA Board Member, Paul Mugge
2:00 PM Crop Insurance Specialist
2:30 PM Final questions and Farewell 


According to the most recent USDA survey, Iowa has over 600 organic farms with approximately 100,000 certified organic acres. Though Iowa leads the nation in organic corn organic soybean, and organic oat production, overall, U.S. market demand has outpaced supply.

“The Iowa Organic Association (IOA) is prepared to help Iowa farmers transition some or all of their grain operation to certified organic to help capture part of this growing market,” shares organic grain farmer Matt Miller, outgoing president of the Iowa Organic Association. 

Cost is $10. Includes lunch.  Register Below.

March 03, 2017 at 10:00am - 2:30pm
Jefferson County Extension Office
2606 W Burlington Ave
Fairfield, IA 52556
United States
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Toby Cain · · 563-419-8003

Will you come?

$10.00 Workshop Registration
Please indicate how many people will be attending with you ($10/person. Includes lunch)