Intro to organic grain - weed management, soil health, and marketing a diverse rotation

August 28, 2024 | 9:30am - 3:00pm | Glencoe, Minn. | Free - Register

Intro to organic grain - weed management, soil health, and marketing a diverse rotation

An in-person workshop by OATS

Organic grain can be profitable for farmers, but weed management and understanding marketing are common challenges. Come to Fitzgerald Family Farm to learn from “farmer, Matt Fitzgerald” and other organic ag professionals in hands-on field walks and presentations. This event is useful for all types of ag advisors who work with organic farmers or would like to, and those who want to broaden their weed management toolbox. (NRCS, Extension, CCAs, agronomists, etc.)

Matt Fitzgerald will walk through their line of weed management equipment, discuss helpful techniques, and demonstrate the pros and cons of a speed disc; UMN Extension soil health expert Dr. Anna Cates will lead a field walk to explore balancing tillage and soil health; Craig Tomerra from Grain Millers will discuss how farmers can market a diverse rotation and how to market through organic transition; Matt Leavitt from UMN will talk about new organic support programs from the state and feds.