LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK) will hold its sixth annual conference focusing on organic farming and eating March 3-4, 2017. Author and farmer Wendell Berry will lead a lineup of speakers in 6 tracks that include beef and row crops, dairy, soil, produce, and more. Sessions include weed control for produce farmers, the profitability of grassfed beef, managing soil minerals, growing berries, marketing through social media, cooking demonstrations and more. As always, the compelling “meet the buyers” and “creative financing” sessions are scheduled. In addition to seminars, attendees can meet more than 30 exhibitors, attend a reception and silent auction, and enjoy organic meals.
Information on OAK’s new free organic transition service will be detailed. Attendees come from all backgrounds and needn’t be certified organic.
The conference will be held at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, 395 Paroquet Springs Dr., in Shepherdsville. Registration cost is $160 for the entire conference for OAK members. Single day and meal ticket options are available, as are special rates and scholarships for students. For more information, visit oak-ky.org.
“We know that organic growing benefits farmers in many ways, the markets are more stable, organic communities are more robust, and often organic farmers are paid a premium for their products,” said OAK board chair Mac Stone. “The OAK conference allows participants to learn more about farming profitably while practicing the good nutrition and earth-friendly practices that are guaranteed with a certified organic label.”
Student scholarships are available until Feb 28 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Organic Association of Kentucky
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