2023 Virtual Organic Conference

Wed, Dec 14, 2022
10 am – 3 pm CST

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Please join us on December 14 for our 2023 Virtual Organic Conference. This free online-only event will take place via Zoom (register below).

Learn about the acquisition of Blue River Organic Seed and its integration with the Viking brand, an update on the current organic grains market, USDA funding for organic transition, organic alfalfa production & economics for grain farmers, as well as a panel discussion with three farmers exploring creative crop rotations in organic farming.

Schedule

    • 10:00 – 11:00 — Viking & Blue River Organic Seed
      Mac Ehrhardt | President/Co-owner, Albert Lea Seed
      Jake Hansen | Product Manager/Agronomist, Albert Lea Seed
    • 11:00 – 11:10 — Break
    • 11:10 – 11:50 — Organic Grains Market Update
      Henry Wilson | Economist, Mercaris
    • 11:50 – 12:15 — USDA Organic Transition Funding: $300 Million
      Organic Trade Association
    • 12:15 – 12:30 — Break
    • 12:30 – 1:15 — Organic Alfalfa Production & Economics for Grain Farmers
      Bryce Irlbeck | Business Development Manager, AgriSecure
      Paul Mugge | Farmer, Mugge Farms, Sutherland, IA
    • 1:15 – 1:30 — Break
    • 1:30 – 3:00 — Creative Crop Rotations in Organic Farming: Three Perspectives
      Jack Geiger | Farmer, Geiger Farm, Robinson, KS
      Scott Shriver | Farmer, Shriver Farms, Jefferson, IA
      Joel Layman | Farmer, J D Layman Farms, Berrien Center, MI