2016 Organic Field Events

Organic Field Day - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The SWROC will host its annual Organic Field Day on Wednesday, July 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The event will start with a field tour of organic research projects at the SWROC including switch grass, cover crops, and oats varieties and fertility. After lunch, four speakers will talk about several topics ranging from marketing of organic crops to oats production to organic community farms.

Please join us at Organic Field Day on Wednesday, July 6! Registration and the tradeshow are from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. The plot tour will run from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m. followed by lunch from 11:45 to 12:45 p.m. Afternoon speakers will start at 12:45 p.m. and will end at 3:45 p.m. Cost is $30.00 and includes refreshments, lunch, and handouts. Please pre-register by Wednesday, July 1 to help us better accommodate for the noon lunch. In the event of inclement weather, please check the SWROC website for weather-related announcements.

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Organic Field School - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The SWROC will host its third annual Organic Field School on Wednesday, July 13. The event focuses on teaching organic and transitioning-to-organic farmers, as well as any other interested farmers, how to set up and evaluate on-farm research. The main idea is to help the farmer conduct their own field research on topics that the University is not able to address. For example, how effective is manure application for wheat? Or, how effective is that soil conditioner that the sales person tried to sell me?

Please join us on Wednesday, July 13th! Registration starts at 8:30 am and teaching will start at 9:00 am and end at 11:45 am. Cost is $10.00 and includes refreshments. To keep costs low, no lunch will be served. This will be hands on teaching event will be held indoors.

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You can also register for these events by calling the SWROC at 507-752-7372.