Events


Minnesota Organic Conference

Thu January 10, 2019 - Fri January 11, 2019
St. Cloud, MN
https://www.mda.state.mn.us/environment-sustainability/minnesota-organic-conference

Each year, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) hosts this conference and trade show for farmers and others interested in organic agriculture. Join us for two days of networking, learning, and great food.  

Fort Wayne Farm Show

Tue January 15, 2019 - Thu January 17, 2019
Ft. Wayne, IN
http://tradexpos.com/fort-wayne-farm-show/

Our exhibitors present the latest farm technology the industry has to offer along with the area’s largest variety of farm machinery equipment, in one location.

Practical Farmers of Iowa

Thu January 17, 2019 - Sat January 19, 2019
Ames, IA
https://www.practicalfarmers.org/news-events/events/annual-conference/

Practical Farmers’ Annual Conference has been the backbone of our organization since our founding, when farmers looking to improve diversity on their farms gathered to share their knowledge openly with others. From the days when these informal get-togethers took place at someone’s farm and were known as the Annual Meeting, to the surging interest in pragmatic, sustainable farming solutions that in 2003 necessitated a shift in rhetorical scope from annual “meeting” to “conference,” to the ongoing upwelling of farmers seeking practical yet profitable and ecologically sensitive ways to farm, the annual conference has been a hallmark of what Practical Farmers stands for: farmer-to-farmer learning, networking and grassroots solutions to on-farm challenges for a more diverse, sustainable agricultural landscape.

Missouri Organic Conference

Thu January 24, 2019 - Sat January 26, 2019
Independence, MO
https://moaorganic.org/moa-conference/

Learn about organic, sustainable, and alternative agricultural crops and systems. This event is for farmers, gardeners, retailers, distributors, consumers, and more.

OGRAIN Winter Conference

Fri January 25, 2019 - Sat January 26, 2019
Madison, WI
https://ograin.triforce.cals.wisc.edu/

This fourth annual conference for those interested in organic grain production in the Upper Midwest will feature expert farmers, researchers and industry representatives sharing their knowledge, along with ample opportunity for networking and discussion. This year several workshops will focus on succeeding with organic no-til.  Other topics include

  • Understanding soil fungal/bacterial balance and the impact of cover crops
  • Creating resiliency in response to climate change
  • Advanced issues in cover crops
  • The economics of transition to organic grain production: what to expect
  • Weed management in organic grain systems
  • Basics of organic crop certification
  • And more...

Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society Conference (NPSAS)

Fri January 25, 2019 - Sun January 27, 2019
Fargo, SD
https://www.npsas.org/npsas-calendar/2019-npsas-winter-conference/

Don’t miss this opportunity to support and connect with organic and sustainable ag growers and enthusiasts. We continue to see attendance grow each year and are expecting well over 600 farmers, ranchers and non-farm consumers to attend.

Northern Indiana Grazing Conference

Fri February 1, 2019 - Sat February 2, 2019
Shipshewana, IN
http://lagrange-swcd.wixsite.com/lagrangeswcd/nigc

This event will be held at the Michiana Event Center and feature key note speakers, break-out sessions and round table discussions.  

OCIA Annual Meeting

Wed February 6, 2019 - Thu February 7, 2019
Dubuque, IA
http://www.ocia.org/

Held at the Grand Harbor Resort

Organic Grain Conference

Wed February 13, 2019 - Thu February 14, 2019
Champaign, IL
https://thelandconnection.org/OGC2019

The OGC is the largest event in Illinois dedicated solely to organic grain education and networking!  The 2019 conference will build upon the amazing first two years by increasing the number of break out sessions from two to four and growing the trade show to 25+ vendors.

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Thu February 21, 2019 - Sat February 23, 2019
LaCrosse, WI
https://mosesorganic.org/conference/

The largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 66 workshops over 6 sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging roundtables, and a resource-packed exhibit hall with over 170 vendors.

OAK Conference

Fri March 1, 2019 - Sat March 2, 2019
Lexington, KY
https://www.oak-ky.org/2019-conference-overview

Join us for the 8th Annual OAK Conference! Local and national speakers spotlight a variety of topics, including livestock and row crops, dairy, growing produce, finances, life on the farm, and adding value. 

Our program features farm tours, short courses, more than 30 educational workshops, invited keynote speakers, a Trade Show,  a festive reception and silent auction, and a special community film screening. From the experienced farmer to the beginning farmer, from field production to the consumer who wants to learn more about why organic is better, these workshops have something for everyone.