EVENTS

Aug

15

Organic Dairy Day

August 15, 2017 | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Morris, Minn.

Organic Dairy Day at the U of MN West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris, will showcase the latest advancements in organic dairy herd health, pasture and forage, and herd management.

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Aug

16

Organic Farming: Opportunities, Benefits and Challenges

August 16, 2017 | 9:30am - 1:00pm | Marshall, Missouri

University Professors and Extension Specialists will give talks on topics ranging from soil health, weeds, insects, pollinators and cover crops in Organic Production Systems.

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Aug

17

Movable & Fixed Fencing for Livestock

August 17, 2017 | 9:30am - 3:30pm | Hoch Organic Orchards & Gardens 32553 Forster Road La Crescent, Wis. 55947

Harry and Jackie Hoch produce a variety of fruit and vegetables, along with rotationally grazed hogs, chickens, geese, ducks, and sheep. They are trialing livestock fencing to maintain pastured pigs in their orchards.

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Aug

18

Flame Weeding Workshop

August 18, 2017 | 9:30am - 5:00pm | Concord, Nebraska

Presenting results from the 7 years of research conducted by the teams of Dr. Stevan Knezevic (Weed Science) and Dr. George Gogos (Mechanical Engineering) of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Aug

19

Upper Iowa Organics Field Day

August 19, 2017 | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | Decorah, Iowa

Whether you are trying to transition land out of CRP or you’re thinking about making a transition with a tenant farmer, this field day will help answer your questions.

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Aug

24

MOSA EVENT

Adding Organic to Large-Scale Farms

August 24, 2017 | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Wallendal Farms 2401 5th Avenue Grand Marsh, Wis. 53936

Wallendal Farms are in the process of transitioning one third of their crop ground to organic production, adding additional complexity, diversity, and resilience to their operation.

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Aug

24

Multiple Benefits of Prairie Buffers Field Day

August 24, 2017 | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | Organic Valley Farm, Ho-Chunk Land, Kickapoo Valley Reserve, La Farge, Wis.

Planting native tall grass prairie as a buffer at the edge of farm fields can provide multiple services from improving water quality and soil health to providing resources for pollinators, birds, predators of pests, and other wildlife.

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Aug

30

Soil Fertility in Organic Grain Production

August 30, 2017 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Oak Ridge Farms 3391 W 1000 S Pendleton, Ind. 46064

John Paul Franks has been gradually transitioning his 140-acre grain farm to organic production since 2010, certifying his first acreage in 2013. He shares the hows and whys of his farm’s transition, focusing on managing risk during the switch.

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Aug

30

Biodynamic Principles and Practices

August 30, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Online

In this webinar, we will explore the unique and practical ways that you can apply biodynamics to your own farm.

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Aug

31

University of WI Organic Agriculture Field Day

August 31, 2017 | 10:00am - 3:00pm | UW Arlington Agricultural Research Station

The University of WI is hosting an organic agriculture field day that will highlight organic no-till soybeans, organic soil health, perennial wheat trials, organic no-till corn, and organic wheat breeding.

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Sep

05

Webinar: Organics and Regenerative Agriculture

September 05, 2017 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Online

Within the sustainable agriculture community “regenerative agriculture” has emerged as a new and popular buzzword to signify an approach to farming that is “beyond organic”, or “Organic 2.0”.

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Sep

08

Opportunities in Organic Farming

September 08, 2017 | 9:00am - 4:00pm | PrairiErth Farm 2047 2100th Road Atlanta, Ill. 61723

The MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year, the Bishops, showcase their diverse livestock, crop, and vegetable operations, sharing their organic management practices and reasons for choosing them.

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Sep

09

Renewable Energy Fair

September 09 -10, 2017 | St. Paul, Minn.

For the first time, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association will be holding a second Energy Fair in St. Paul, MN.

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Sep

09

Rosman Family Farm Field Day

September 09, 2017 | 1:00pm - 4:30pm | Harlan, Iowa

This field day, hosted at the Rosmann Family Farm on Saturday, September 9th at 1:00 PM, will focus on organic crop and swine production

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Sep

13

GAPs Online Course

September 13 -03, 2017 | Online

This course is intended to improve your understanding of GAPs to guide assessment of risks and implementation of practices to reduce risks on fresh produce farms.

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Sep

14

Natural Products Expo East

September 14 -16, 2017 | Baltimore, MD

The 31st Annual Natural Products Expo East, held September 21-24, hosted more than 1,450 brands including 450 first-time exhibitors. MOSA will be an exhibitor in booth #8003

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Sep

16

Food Safety for Organic Vegetable Production

September 16, 2017 | 9:00am - 2:30pm | Northfield, Minn.

Farmers Ben Doherty and Erin Johnson, and Annalisa Hultberg, U of M Extension Food Safety Educator, discuss food safety in organic vegetable production in the field and packing shed.

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Sep

26

Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day

September 26, 2017 | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Holt, Mich.

See mechanical cultivation tools demonstrated in vegetables, learn about cultivation innovation in Europe, learn from farmers about in-row tools, and meet vendors who sell or manufacture cultivation equipment

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