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NEPAC Organic Field Day

John Woodmansee



Tue

03

Aug

9:30 am - 3:30 pm ET
Organic field at intersection of S. Raber Road and S. Wait Rd.
4821 E County Road 400 S
Columbia City, IN 46725

2021

About

Should I transition some of my crop acres to USDA Certified Organic production? If you have been asking this question as you keep an eye on price premiums offered for USDA Certified Organic grain, an upcoming field day should benefit you.

Purdue Extension specialists and educators in northeastern Indiana are sponsoring Organic Field Day at Northeast Purdue Agricultural Center (NEPAC), southeast of Columbia City, on August 3, 2021. With partial funding by North Central Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education, the cost of the field day is only $20, which includes lunch.

NEPAC recently completed the transition of one field to USDA Certified Organic grain production and marketed its first crop of corn last year. Come to see what we’ve learned so far.

The field day will feature several topics relating to organic production:

  • What can I expect from an organic inspection?
  • Disease management in organic field crops
  • Marketing organic grain
  • Field demonstration plots on weed control strategies

Additionally, Michael Langemeier, Associate Director of Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture and Professor of Agricultural Economics plans to be on hand. He has developed a set of organic crop budgets that can be compared to budgets for conventional crops. He will be available for one-on-one conversations.

In the afternoon, the group will travel to interact with a current organic grain producer near Roanoke, IN, and view some of the equipment he uses. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation.

Pre-registration is required by July 26. To register for the field day, go to https://cvent.me/xk9DqZ. Registration will be limited to the first 40 paid registrants.

For questions about the field day, contact John Woodmansee, Extension Educator in Whitley County, at 260-244-7615 or jwoodman@purdue.edu. Access a field day flyer with more information at: https://www.extension.purdue.edu/whitley/article/41099.


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NEPAC Organic Field Day

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