Join the Iowa Organic Association for its 2017 Organic Transition Workshop in Storm Lake!
Here is the schedule for the workshop in Storm Lake on Friday, March 10th:
|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.
824 Flindt Dr
Storm Lake, IA 50588
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