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Be one of the 100 change-makers drafting the blueprint for the future of farming. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019
The Forum schedule and agenda will be announced soon. If you have questions, email john@mosesorganic.org

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MOSES invites farmers, researchers, ag professionals, and other thought-leaders to apply to participate in an innovative, forward-thinking forum taking place Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 (the day before the MOSES Conference) in La Crosse, Wis.

This event will bring together 100 change-makers in the organic community to identify current resources, opportunities, and future needs. The day will feature plenary speakers, guided group discourse, and small-group collaborations, resulting in a published framework to advance organic practices over the next 30 years.

Participants receive free admission, lodging, and meals.

Applications are due by Nov. 30, 2018. A committee will review applications and select the 100 participants. The participant list will be published Dec. 10.

Focus Areas – Organic 2051 will address:

Production Issues
1.Cover Crops, crop rotations, soil health
2.Proximity – (drift, pollinators, conventional juxtaposition)
3.Tillage – water quality, carbon sequestration

Community Issues
1.Organic Certification – the label, competing labels
2.Vertical integration of organic agriculture and its impact
3.Rural Community revitalization

Sociological Issues
1.Barriers to converting to organic
2.Reaching disadvantaged and underserved farmers
3.Market Infrastructure

Location:
Radisson Hotel
200 Second St S
La Crosse, WI 54601

Contact:
John Mesko / 715-778-5775 /

https://mosesorganic.org/organic2051/

 

Hosted by Purdue Extension 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 through Thursday, March 7, 2019
March 6th: 9:30am-6:00pm March 7th: 8:30am-6:00pm

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Save the date for Indiana's only conference focused on organic grain production!

Purdue Extension has expanded this annual meeting to a two-day conference with additional education and networking for organic grain farmers, ag professionals, and those considering a transition to organic grain.

Day One
Curious about organic grain production or how to get started? Engage in a full-day workshop on transitioning to organic grain production.

Day Two
Expand your knowledge with general and breakout sessions, networking time, and an industry trade show.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Email modonnel@purdue.edu or call 765-284-8414.

Mark your calendars for March 6 and 7!
Look for a registration link in January to choose one or both days.

Location:
BECK Agricultural Center
4540 US 52 West
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette, Indiana

Contact:
Michael O'Donnell / 765-284-8414 /

https://extension.purdue.edu/event/24590

 

Monday, March 25, 2019
Registration and further details to be posted soon. Please visit the following link for more information: https://southcenters.osu.edu/marketing/events/ohio-agritourismready-conference

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Agritourism is proving to be a successful enterprise for many farms looking to diversify their farm revenue streams. Join OSU CFAES (College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences) to learn about the latest trends and topics impacting the industry and explore options for your farm, all while visiting a premier Ohio agritourism operation; Maize Valley = Winery, Craft Brewery, Farmers Market, and Family Fun Zone.

Registration and further details to be posted soon. Please visit the website link listed below for more information.

Location:
Maize Valley
6193 Edison Street NE
Hartville, OH 44632

Contact:
Christie Welch / 740.289.2071 ext.234 /

http://go.osu.edu/agritourismconference2019

 

Friday, March 29, 2019 through Saturday, March 30, 2019
The official Conference's scheduling of events to be provided soon. Please refer to this link for more information: https://agnr.osu.edu/small-farm-programs/new-and-small-farm-conferences

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The two day conference is designed for small farm owners wanting to learn more about how to make their farms work better for them. Many topics will be offered to help landowners expand their operations. Land owners can attend workshops and seminars taught by Extension professionals and industry leaders on a wide variety of agricultural enterprises.

Registration: Link coming soon.

Please refer to the following link for registration and lodging accommodations:https://agnr.osu.edu/small-farm-programs/new-and-small-farm-conferences

Location:
OSU South Centers
1864 Shyville Rd.
Piketon, OH 45661

Contact:
Tony Nye / 937.382.0901 /

https://agnr.osu.edu/small-farm-programs/new-and-small-farm-conferences

 

Pathway to Sustainability 

Thursday, April 4, 2019 through Friday, April 5, 2019
Thursday, April 4th:12:00pm-8:30pm Friday, April 5th:8:00am-7:30pm

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Mark your calendars for The Food Symposium, Pathway to Sustainability this April 2019. The Food Symposium will be held over a two day period and attendees will discuss food, sustainability, agriculture, and conservation.

What can you expect to find at The Food Symposium:

Breakout Sessions, Food Truck Rally, two evening keynote speakers, a Symposium Expo, Joel Salatin Meet & Greet and a Chocolate Tasting & Book Signing with Simran Sethi.

Key Note Speakers:

Simran Sethi, author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate, addresses the loss of biodiversity in chocolate and the effect this has on a larger scale.

Joel Salatin, author of Folks, This Ain't Normal and seven other books, speaks on growing food that has integrity and how to support local food systems.

Please visit: https://www.chca-oh.org/foodsymposium for a full listing of events, speakers, agenda, pricing and registration.

Location:
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy: Martha S. Lindner Campus
11525 Snider Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Contact:
Michaela W.T. Oldfield, JD, PhD / 513-541-1538 /

https://www.chca-oh.org/foodsymposium

 

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