On February 19-20, 2020, Purdue Extension-Organic Agriculture hosted the 2020 Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette, Indiana.  This annual conference gathers the growing organic grain farming community in Indiana and surrounding states for two days of education and networking on all things organic grain.  Presentation slides from most sessions for both days of the conference are provided below for download.  Video recordings of all sessions from the second day, February 20, are provided below.

This work was supported with funding from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program.


Transition to Organic Grain Production Workshop Presentations – February 19, 2020

Introduction to Organic Grain Production
Michael O’Donnell, Purdue Extension

Certification to the National Organic Program (NOP)
Michael O’Donnell, Purdue Extension
Mark Seeley, OnMark Certification Services

Organic Crop Budgets and Financials of Transition
Michael Langemeier, Purdue University

Organic Grain Marketing and Price Trends
Jessie Bovay, Mercaris

Transition Strategies, the Basic Tools, and Fertility Considerations in Organic Grain Production – Part 1 and Part 2
Michael O’Donnell, Purdue Extension
Will Glazik, Cow Creek Farm

2020 Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting Presentations – February 20, 2020

Managing Large-Scale Organic Transition and Parallel Production Systems
Megan Wallendal, Wallendal Farms

Organic Commodities Market Update
Ryan Koory, Mercaris

Farm Bill Program Update for Organic Farms
Dr. Michael Langemeier, Purdue University

Organic No-Till Research Update – Part 1 and Part 2
Erin Silva, UW-Madison

Assessing Nitrogen Release from Cover Crops and Manure
Dr. Shalamar Armstrong, Purdue University

Building a Sustainable Organic Row-Crop System and Growing High-Yield Organic Corn
Darren Fehr, ScatterSeed Farm