Jonathan Manuel of the Champaign County Soil and Water Conservation District explores how to use government programs for assistance to organic transition.
Wyatt Muse, grain marketer for Clarkson Grain and organic farmer, delivers a presentation on emerging opportunities for diversified organic grain markets in Illinois, with a focus on marketing transitional grain.
Gary McDonald, organic farming consultant, explores the farm manager’s perspective on growing the organic grain economy in Illinois.
Gary McDonald, an organic consultant, delivers a presentation on weed management in organic grain cropping systems and how weed management is key to a successful yield.
Managing risk in organic grain farming happens at every level. While it may seem to begin with the production systems that the farmer puts in place, experienced growers will tell you that successful organic systems begin with understanding the farmer, the farmer’s resource base, and how the farmer will develop their organic system plan. This […]
Jeff Moyer, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute, and one of the nation’s leading organic no-till experts, discusses the place organics has in our food system in this changing world.