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Monday, October 31, 2016

Learn about transitioning to organic


University of Minnesota Extension will be hosting a 2nd series of Transitioning to Organic Workshops, December 5 - 7, 2016 in Lamberton, St. Cloud, and Rochester, MN. 
These FREE, one-day workshops are for both producers who are seeking more information about organic transitioning and certification, and farmers currently going through the process of transitioning to organic production. These workshops will be primarily directed to field crop producers, but all are welcome.
Dates and Locations:
Monday, December 5, 2016 – Lamberton, Minnesota
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – St. Cloud, Minnesota
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – Rochester, Minnesota

Each workshopruns from 9 am to 4 pm.
Building on the information and feedback from last year’s workshops, 2016 topics include;

  • business plan development and marketing
  • understanding soil microbes
  • weed biology
  • mechanical weed management
Experienced organic farmer, Carmen Fernholz, will be returning to present and field questions. Our team from the University of Minnesota – Kristine Moncada, Adria Fernandez, Gigi Digacomo and Constance Carlson – will join him as presenters.
The Transitioning to Organic workshops are designed to reduce confusion, answer questions, and most importantly, provide guidance for navigating the process of transitioning to organic production.
An agenda and list of workshop topics and speakers is available for download.
Space is limited for these workshops. Registration is required by November 22. Register here.
For more information, please contact Constance Carlson by email: carl5114@umn.edu or phone: 612-301-1678.

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