Ohio State will host a series of organic production webinars from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays this winter. The series will provide opportunities for Ohio’s organic community to learn about Ohio State research and resources. Each session includes time for questions and discussion.
The goal is to have participating organic farmers and those interested in organic production share their own experiences, observations, questions and ideas. Farmers considering organic certification or seeking ways to lower their farm inputs also will benefit from the presentations, as will educators and researchers interested in organic issues and management.
According to the 2019 USDA Census of Agriculture, Ohio ranks fifth among U.S. states in the number of certified organic farms. Since the 2016 organic census, Ohio’s organic sales and cropland acres have both increased by more than 35%. The Buckeye state ranks among the top 10 states in organic soybean, corn, oats and dairy production.
A range of topics are planned. Some sessions of interest to agronomic crop producers are listed below:
Feb. 3. Cultural Control Strategies for Nightmare Weeds with Doug Doohan
Feb. 24. Organic Dairy Herd Health Management with Caroline Brock and Jessica Pempek
March 3. Tips for Using/Attracting Beneficial Insects with Mary Gardiner
March 17. Management Practices That Impact Soil Health and Organic Matter with Christine Sprunger
All speakers are affiliated with Ohio State unless otherwise indicated. For a full list of the organic production winter webinar series including connection information, visit go.osu.edu/organic-series.
You can also sign up to receive email reminders for some or all of the events. For questions, email Cassandra Brown at email@example.com.