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Who We Are

The Purdue Extension Organic Agriculture program coordinates extension and collaborative research programs in organic agriculture in Indiana.

What We Do

The program seeks to identify and address the diverse educational and technical resource needs of certified organic and transitioning to organic farmers through one-on-one technical support and formal extension programs for farmers, agricultural professionals, and landowners

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Summer Organic Agriculture Program Series

This series of organic agriculture programs provides an opportunity for farmers and agricultural professionals to gain knowledge of organic grain production systems and to network with others. The series focuses on transitional strategy, crop rotation, nutrient and weed management, and markets targeted for organic transitional and conventional farmers, agricultural professionals and landowners.

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Organic Agronomy Training Service Eastern Region

The Organic Agronomy Training Series (OATS) is a collaboratively managed, multi-region training program for organic agriculture. Purdue Extension co-hosts the OATS two-day training by providing education and guidance on organic agriculture, production, certification, transition, and markets. Participants include agronomists, certified crop advisors, extension agents, and technical service providers.

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Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meetings

Hosted by Purdue Extension, the Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting increases participant understanding of organic transition, certification, and cropping systems through peer learning and networking. This two-day annual training includes education and full-day workshops on transitioning to organic grain, breakout sessions, farmer panels, networking time, and an industry trade show.

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Professional Development Trainings

Purdue Extension offers professional development trainings for agriculture professionals and organic farmers at all levels of expertise - including those considering a transition to organic grain production. We focus on the practical expertise to develop yourself and your organization by covering leadership, time management, ethics, and other aspects of organic business and production.

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On Farm Research

Purdue Extension conducts organic agriculture research in several of Purdue Agriculture Centers located around the state. We also support individual initiatives for on-farm research and provide advising on how to conduct your own on-farm experiments.

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One-on-One Consulting

Purdue Extension - Organic Agriculture offers one-on-one consulting to anyone looking for guidance, resources, and technical advising on organic agriculture and transitioning to organic agriculture.

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Contact Us

Mailing Address

Ashley Adair

Extension Organic Agriculture Specialist

625 Agriculture Mall Dr.
West Lafayette
IN 47907

AVailable 8AM to 5pm

(765) 496 - 6362

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