Submitted by Mallory Krieger on Mon, 01/28/2019 – 5:15pm What a wonderful weekend I just spent in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Ograin Conference. Ograin is the sister conference to our own Organic Grain Conference. It is organized by Dr. Erin Silva, Harriet Behar, and Jody Padgham. This year, the conference theme was organic no-till. Dr. […]
Production Risk Management
Managing risk in organic grain farming happens at every level. While it may seem to begin with the production systems that the farmer puts in place, experienced growers will tell you that successful organic systems begin with understanding the farmer, the farmer’s resource base, and how the farmer will develop their organic system plan. This […]
The World Is Changing, Meet the New Boss – An Organic Solution
Jeff Moyer, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute, and one of the nation’s leading organic no-till experts, discusses the place organics has in our food system in this changing world.
Assessing and Accessing Progress in the Soil
Michelle Wander, soil science professor at the University of Illinois, discusses how farmers can measure their progress and leverage that progress for future growth.
NRCS and other Federal Programs for Organic Farmers
Jonathan Manuel of the Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District explores how to use government programs for assistance to organic transition.
Adam Davis of the USDA discusses the advantages to farmers and researchers of setting up a farmer-led research network in Illinois.