EVENTS

Jul

12

Promoting Pollinators on Farms and in your Backyard

July 12, 2017 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Nature Nooks Retreat, S4878 CTY Rd S, Viroqua, Wis. 54665

In this course we will cover the issues associated with pollinator declines and discuss practices for improving resources (flowers) and habitat in your own backyard or farm.

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Jul

18

Give Peas a Chance

July 18, 2017 | 9:00am - 4:00pm | NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center, Carrington, North Dakota

​Learn about field pea and oat varieties well suited to organic rotations.

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Jul

21

Diversified Organic Grain Rotations

July 21, 2017 | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Bickford Organics 6346 Reed Road Ridgeway, Wis. 53582

Learn about large-scale organic small grain production, processing, and marketing.

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Jul

24

Artisanal Grain Production

July 24, 2017 | 1:00pm - 4:30pm | Hazzard Free Farm Grains and Beans 5111 Ahrens Road Pecatonica, Ill. 61063

This field day will cover all aspects of small-scale grain production, including cleaning and processing for corn and small grains.

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Jul

29

Prairie Strips for Sediment and Nutrient Reduction

July 29, 2017 | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Nature Nooks Retreat, S4878 CTY Rd S, Viroqua, Wis. 54665

Learn how prairie strips can stabilize stream banks reduce sediment and nutrient run-off at the edge of farm fields, improve water quality and soil health and provide habitat for pollinators and other wildlife.

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Aug

11

Capturing the Benefits of Biodiversity in Agriculture

August 11, 2017 | 8:30am - 4:00pm | 130 20th St., Roseville, IL 61473

"Capturing the Benefits of Biodiversity in Agriculture” is the theme of Western Illinois University’s 2017 Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm Field Day, slated for Friday, Aug. 11.

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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

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

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

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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