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.
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.
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.
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.
Indiana Organic Agriculture Advisory Committee
The main purpose of the Advisory Committee is to provide guidance to Purdue Extension on the action that can be taken to further the Indiana organic industry. The Committee focuses on increasing the capacity and awareness within organic agriculture in the state, as well as building a committee-member understanding of organic industry issues and trends.
Purdue Extension hosted a series of regional roundtable meetings in areas of the state with robust organic activity. The purpose of these meetings was to bring together organic producers in the state and create a dialogue about the current state and vision of organic agriculture and the resources, programs, and supports that are needed.
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.
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.