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Intro to Organic: How organic grain works in Kansas - agronomy and marketing

July 30, 2024, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Salina, KS
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Interest in organic grains continues to grow, but there can be a lot of uncertainty for farmers, and they often look to their ag advisors for guidance. This workshop will teach participants about organic certification, the transition process, and organic agronomy. You’ll also hear from a panel of Kansas organic farmers. We’ll tour the Farmer Direct Foods grain handling facility and speak with their manager to understand the perspective of organic grain buyers, how farmers can increase their grain quality in order to increase profits, and to hear about the different certification options available. This event is designed for ag professionals like NRCS, Extension, CCAs, agronomists, and farmers who want to increase their knowledge of organic grain.

When: July 30th, 9:30am – 3:00pm CT

Where: Kansas Wesleyan University, Student Activities Center, room SAC-203 – 100 E Claflin Ave, Salina, KS 67401

Who: CCAs, NRCS, Extension, agronomists

How Much: $25.00

Local Host Organizations: Kansas Wesleyan University – Community Resilience Hub, Farmer Direct Foods

Funding Acknowledgement

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under agreement number 2022-38640-37486 through the North Central Region SARE program under project number ENC22-215. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.