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MOSES Organic Conference set for Feb. 22-24 in La Crosse, Wis.MOSES Organic Conference set for Feb. 22-24 in La Crosse, Wis.

Reduced rates for advanced registration end tomorrow, Feb. 8.

February 7, 2018

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FROM CROPS TO COWS: Dozens of educational workshops are planned for the 2018 MOSES Organic Farming Conference, including “Maximizing Health and Profitability in Organic Dairy.” This event will be led by Francis Thicke, a certified organic Iowa farmer, and Guy Jodarski, staff veterinarian for Organic Valley.

Advance registration at reduced rates ends tomorrow, Feb. 8, for the MOSES Organic Farming Conference, the country’s largest educational event about organic and sustainable farming.

The Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) Conference takes place Feb. 22-24 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. On-site admission also will be available.

The two-floor exhibit hall with 178 vendors opens at 5 p.m. Feb. 22. The hall features seed and tool suppliers, crop buyers, USDA agencies, organic certifiers, and other organizations with products or services for farmers.

The official conference kickoff is at 7 p.m. when the MOSES board of directors announces the Organic Farmers of the Year, the prestigious award that recognizes a farm family for outstanding land management, innovation, and outreach to promote organic agriculture.

On Feb. 23 and 24, innovative farmers and experienced ag professionals present 66 workshops over six sessions. Topics cover practical information about field crops, livestock, dairy, vegetables and specialty crops, as well as soil health, farming issues, and strategies to help farmers manage and grow a farm business.

Conference registration includes admission to the exhibit hall, workshops, organic research gallery, organic meals and entertainment.

Discount pricing on advance registration is available online at mosesorganic.org/conference through Feb. 8.

On-site admission is available at the La Crosse Center for $160 per day, or $300 for the full conference (Thursday evening through Saturday).

Farmers can take an all-day Organic University course prior to the conference on Feb. 22. There are 11 courses, including biological orcharding, hoophouse production, organic transition, ecological weed management and organic pastured beef. The advance registration price is $180 through Feb. 8; on-site price is $220 for unfilled courses. See the course descriptions at organicuniversity.org.

Organic University and the MOSES Conference are organized by MOSES, a nonprofit that promotes organic and sustainable agriculture by providing farmers with education, resources and practical advice.

Source: MOSES


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