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2019 Annual Conference

Is This the ‘New Normal’? Adapting the Farm to Changing Realities Weather, Markets, Agronomics

When: Thursday & Friday, November 21 & 22 · 8:30am – 4:30pm

Where: 1414 West Main Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007 – (800) 352-5247

Conference Schedule

Day One: Diversifying the Conventional Farm

Thursday, November 21st

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Selecting Seed for Rotation Adaptation
Jake Hansen & Mac Ehrhardt, Albert Lea Seed


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Recent Weather Patterns Affecting Minnesota Farmers
Dr. Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota Extension


10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Cover Crops: How to Get Them in the Ground
Farmer Panel


11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Lunch


12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

RegeNErate Nebraska: Building Our Communities From The Soil Up
Graham Christiansen, Regenerate Nebraska


1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Managing Fertility in High Rainfall Environments
Dr. Matt Ruark, UW-Madison, Department of Soil Science


2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Economic Benefits and Market Opportunities of Diverse Rotations
Alisha Bower & Meghan Filbert (Practical Farmers of Iowa) & Beth Stebbins (Grain Millers)


Day Two: Adapting Organic Farm Practices

Friday, November 22nd

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Organic Seed for Cash Crops & Beyond
Carl Gaudian & Jake Hansen, Albert Lea Seed


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Climate and Midwest AgricultureWhat is Going On and How to Deal with It?
Dr. Dennis Todey – Director of USDA Midwest Climate Hub


10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Growing Organic Small Grains: Opportunities & Lessons Learned
Farmer Panel


11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Lunch


12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Organic Farm Succession: Taking Organic Transition into the Next Generation
Farmer Panel


1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Organic Rotational Crop Markets
Mercaris, Pipeline Foods, Grain Millers


2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Organic Weed Management:
Seed, Seedling, and System-level Strategies

Dr. Eric Gallandt, University of Maine, School of Food and Agriculture


3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Organic Weed Management
Farmer Panel


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1414 West Main Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007