Organic Field Day

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 1:30pm to 9:00pm

Dickinson, North Dakota  58601

July 11, 2012 - Organic Field Day

NDSU Dickinson Research Center

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  JULY 6, 2012 - to register call 1-701-883-4304.

AGENDA

8:30-9 am MDT Registration and parking at the Dickinson Recreation Center

9 am MDT Welcome from NDSU President Dean Bresciani and DREC Director Kris Ringwall on the DREC Grounds

9:15-11:45 am MDT Field Tour

  • Perry Miller, Montana State University, “Long-term organic cropping systems at Bozeman: Problems and Possibilities”
  • Kevin McPhee, NDSU, “Dry Pea Breeding at NDSU and Considerations for Organic Production”
  • Greta Gramig, NDSU, “Using Ecological Principles to Manage Weeds in Organic Farming Systems”
  • Mike McMullen, NDSU, “Small Grain Breeding For Organic Systems – Oats”
  • Pat Carr, NDSU, “Our Goal is OZ: Organic Zero-Till!”

12:45-1:30 pm MDT Ken Miller, Burleigh County SCD, “Conventional Farmer Advice on Transitioning to Organic”

1:30-2:00 pm MDT Steve Zwinger and Frank Kutka, Northern Plains Sustainable Ag Society Farm Breeding Club, “FBC Project Highlights”

2-3 pm MDT Mark Haas and Shauna Sadowski, Annie's Naturals, “Growth in Organic Retail Sales – Does this Translate as Growth in Producer Revenues?”

Don't miss this year's speaker!

Mark Haas of Annie's Naturals - Producer to Brand Economics in the Organic Food Industry

The Watermelon Social on the DREC Grounds at 3:00 will wrap up the day!