2020 Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/19/2020
All Day

Location
4540 US 52 West, West Lafayette, IN 47906

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Save the Date – Join us for Indiana’s only conference focused on organic grain!

The 2020 Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting is scheduled for February 19-20, 2020 and returns to the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette, Indiana.  This annual education and networking event brings together the growing organic grain farming community in Indiana and surrounding states.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us for this great event!

Participants will have the opportunity to register for one or both days of the program.  Registration will be available starting December 9.  

DAY ONE:

On Wednesday, February 19, a full-day workshop focused on transitioning to organic grain production will be offered.  The workshop is designed for farmers exploring a transition of acreage to organic grain production and those with ground in transition.  Presentations and farmer panel discussions will cover:

  • Certification and transition process
  • National Organic Program regulation
  • Organic and transitional crop budgets and markets
  • Basics of organic grain production
  • Transition strategies. 

DAY TWO:

On Thursday, February 20, the full day of education and networking will include breakout sessions, farmer panels, networking time, and an industry trade show.  Topics will cover:

  • Weed management
  • Diverse cropping systems 
  • Technology in organic row crop production
  • Organic no-till research updates and farmer experience
  • …and more to come.

PROGRAM AGENDA:

Confirmed speakers include:

SPONSOR AND EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES:

Interested in supporting this education and networking event as an exhibitor or sponsor?  We are still working on our Sponsor and Exhibitor Information Document and registration page for the 2020 event, but look for registration to go live on December 9.  Note that the trade show occurs on Thursday, February 20, but table setup will be available starting late afternoon on Wednesday, February 19.  Plan ahead!  Contact Michael O’Donnell at 765-284-8414 or modonnel@purdue.edu with questions. 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

A limited block of rooms at the Four Points by Sheraton in West Lafayette is being held at a conference rate of $129.00 per night through January 18.   To book a room at the block rate, contact Four Points by Sheraton at 765-463-5511 for the ‘Indiana Organic Grain Meeting’ block. 

Have ideas, suggestions, or questions about the event?  Contact Michael O’Donnell, Organic & Diversified Agriculture educator, at modonnel@purdue.edu or 765-284-8414 or visit www.purdue.edu/dffs/organicag. To stay informed about this event and other programs offered by Purdue Extension-Organic Agriculture, sign up for our email list

 

Check out videos from day two of the 2019 Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting on March 7, 2019.

Event Contact:

Michael O’Donnell
(765) 284-8414
modonnel@purdue.edu

Location:

4540 US 52 West, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Google Map of Location

Registration:

Cost: TBA – Registration available starting December 9

More Information:

Link to Extension Event Page


Purdue Extension, 615 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-8491

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