WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Extension will host the annual Indiana Organic Grain Farmer Meeting on Feb. 22, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Beck Center at 4550 US 52 W in West Lafayette, IN. Doors open at 8 a.m. with a light breakfast and networking time with producers, advisors, and trade show vendors.
At this year’s event, participants can expect to hear from the following presenters:
- Dr. Erin Silva, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Reducing tillage in organic grain rotations – how can we make it work?
- Dr. Michael Langemeier, Purdue University: Comparing Conventional and Organic Crop Net Returns
- Dr. Darcey Telenko, Purdue University: Integrated Disease Management in Organic Grains
Participants will also have the opportunity to attend breakouts geared toward either prospective/beginner growers or more experienced growers. A feature of this year’s event will be discussion circles focused on specific subject matter, including equipment, weed management, and grain marketing. This will give participants opportunities to learn from each other and build stronger networks.
Registration is $60 with early bird pricing through Jan. 16. Afterward, prices will increase to $90.
CEUs are available for Certified Crop Advisors. This event is also a great professional development opportunity for ag professionals in private industry, government, and extension.
More information about the agenda and registration details can be found at https://puext.in/iogfm
Sponsors are actively being sought for this event. Sponsors can complete registration in the same place as participants using the link above.
Special thanks to the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education service (NC-SARE) for supporting this event.
Questions about this event should be directed to:
Extension Organic Agriculture Specialist
— Purdue Extension