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Organic Transition Training Workshop

Start date: 04-08-2020

End date: 04-08-2020

Duration: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Organised by: SecurCrop

Location: Watertown, SD 57201, USA


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Learn more about the process of transitioning to organic production. Learn from certification experts and industry partners. Visit with experienced organic growers from the region.

Workshop schedule and location:

  • Thursday, July 23 – Garretson, SD. 10 am–3 pm. Lunch provided. O So Good Restaurant, 529 North Main Avenue
  • Thursday, July 30 – Lennox, SD.  10 am–3 pm. Lunch provided. Archery Shak (O So Good Catering), 217 S Main St.
  • Tuesday, August 4 – Watertown, SD.  10 am–3 pm. Lunch provided. Ramkota Inn, 1901 9th Ave SW

Agenda to cover the following topics:

  • State of organic: Markets, Demand, Trends.
  • Organic: An investment that can pay dividends over time.
  • Certification basics and record keeping 101 w/ examples & materials for home study.
  • What is an Organic System Plan and how does it work?
  • Laying the foundation for organic fertility. What kinds of inputs can I use?
  • Overview of ‘Transitional Toolkit’ service options available.
  • Panel discussion with certified organic growers who also manage conventional acres.
  • Insurance & Lending: Q&A with regional providers experienced with organic.
  • Seed and Agronomy Considerations for Organic Systems with Dakotas Best Seed.
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