Thu January 10, 2019 - Fri January 11, 2019
St. Cloud, MN
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.
Thu January 17, 2019 - Sat January 19, 2019
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.
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
Fri January 25, 2019 - Sun January 27, 2019
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.
Fri February 1, 2019 - Sat February 2, 2019
This event will be held at the Michiana Event Center and feature key note speakers, break-out sessions and round table discussions.
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.
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.
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.