FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cassidy Dellorto-Blackwell, Farmer Training Program Manager, The Land Connection
Opportunities Continue to Grow in Organics.
Take advantage of opportunity at the 5th Organic Grain Conference & Trade Show
(Champaign, Illinois) Hosted by The Land Connection, the Organic Grain Conference & Trade Show (OGC) will return to the I Hotel and Conference Center at 1900 S 1st St. in Champaign, IL, on February 9 and 10, 2022. The OGC is the premier event in Illinois for grain farmers interested in learning more about organic farming, conservation practices, transitioning, and much more.
The conference will once again bring together diverse stakeholders and farmers to explore advancements and emerging issues in grain farming from a practical perspective. The event kicks off on February 9 with a half day of workshops to explore the organic certification process, crop rotations for organics, and no-till organic. The first day will wrap up with a mixer featuring beverages distilled from local grains.
Day 2, Thursday, February 10, will feature a wide range of content examining opportunities in small grains, livestock integration, tillage practices, market trends, risk identification, wide-row corn, profitable conservation, and more! Leading Illinois organic farmer, Howard Wilken of Janie’s Mill and Janie’s Farm, will deliver the keynote address discussing his vision for regeneration, and how that vision extends far beyond the soil.
Day 2 will offer plenty of opportunity to engage directly with peers, consultants, researchers, and industry professionals. Stop by one of our consulting rooms on February 10 to troubleshoot your organic issues, learn about conservation programs, or discuss financial support options. Join a roundtable discussion to share your input on the 2023 Farm Bill or talk about challenges in land tenure. Visit the Trade Show to chat with nearly 20 industry exhibitors.
Early bird registration for the conference runs through January 26, with 1-day registration starting at $65 and a 2-day conference package starting at $110. Snacks will be provided throughout Day 1. Lunch and a light breakfast are included on Day2.
The 2022 OGC is made possible by the generous support of Albert Lea Seed, American Organics, Farm Credit Illinois, Consolidated Grain and Barge, and Illinois Farm Bureau. For a full list of sponsors, please visit the event website.
Learn more and register online at https://www.thelandconnection.org/event/ogc2022/
About The Land Connection
The Land Connection supports farmers, food businesses, and consumers so that, together, we can build a more resilient food system, from soil to supper plate.
For more than 20 years, The Land Connection has equipped farmers with the training and resources they need to become better stewards of the land and build resilient enterprises. We have fought to ensure our neighbors have year-round access to nutritious local foods through our farmers markets, and offered training to turn those foods into a nourishing meal.