• University of Iowa Memorial Union (map)
  • 125 North Madison Street
  • Iowa City, IA, 52245
  • United States

The Iowa State University Organic Agriculture Program held the 17th Annual Organic Conference on Sunday evening, November 19 and Monday, November 20, 2017 in the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. The conference features roundtable discussions and an organic luncheon, as well as information from keynote speaker . Workshop tracks include: Crop production Livestock production Local foods Policy Beginning farmers For more details visit Conference Conference registration is now open: Register.

Registration

Conference registration is now open: http://bit.ly/organicconference

$100 general/ $35 students

See also Exhibitor Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities.

Keynote Speaker

Jeff Moyer, executive director, Rodale Institute: “Seventy Years of Inspiring Organic Producers and Consumers”

Jeff Moyer is a world renowned authority in organic agriculture. His expertise includes organic crop production systems with a focus on weed management, cover crops, crop rotations, equipment modification and use, and facilities design. Jeff is perhaps most well-known for conceptualizing and popularizing the No Till Roller Crimper for use in organic agriculture. In 2011, he wrote Organic No-Till Farming, a publication that has become a resource for farmers throughout the world.    

Conference Summary

Sunday, November 19

5:00–7:00 p.m. Vendor Set-up and Reception

Monday, November 20

7:30–8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00–8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:30–9:30 a.m. Keynote Address
9:30–10:30 a.m. Vendor Visits
10:30 a.m.– Noon Breakout Session I

Noon–12:45 p.m.Organic lunch features locally sourced organic food by UI award-winning Executive Chef, Barry Greenberg.

12:45–1:30 p.m. Vendor Visits
1:30–3:00 p.m. Breakout Session II
3:00–3:30 p.m. Vendor Visits
3:30–5:00 p.m. Breakout Session III