Organic University

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
La Crosse Center, La Crosse, Wis.

 

These in-depth courses take place the day before the MOSES Organic Farming Conference.
Dig into a topic at Organic University, then stay on for all the activities of the MOSES Conference. Registration for both events (separate tickets) opens Nov. 29.

 

2019 Pricing

Early Bird
(through 1/8)
Pre-Registration
(through 2/7)
On-Site
(if available)
Organic University (Thursday) $160 $180 $220

Fee includes course, book, breakfast, lunch, & snacks.

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Wholesale Vegetable Production for Small to Mid-Scale Farms
Ariel Pressman & David Giedd

Dwindling CSA numbers? Ho-hum turnout at the farmers market? Growing for wholesale accounts might be a better option!

 

 

What it Takes to Grow Industrial Hemp
Bryan Parr, John Strohfus, Jeff Kostuik, Alden Braul, Melody Walker, & Margaret Wiatrowski

Nicknamed “The Forgotten Crop,” industrial hemp is making a comeback after a 60-year hiatus. This course explores what growers have learned about planting, growing, harvesting, cleaning, storing, and marketing this organic or conventional crop.

 

 

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training
Teresa Wiermerslage, Kirsten Slaughter, & Annake Ramsey

Meet the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for food safety training with this official PSA Grower Training course, which includes the PSA manual and certificate.

 

 

Advanced Organic Weed Management
Matt Liebman, Sam Hitchcock-Tilton, Joe Fitzgerald, Matt Fitzgerald, & Keith Wilson

Weed control is a continual challenge in organic grain production. Organic grain producers employ a variety of strategies to manage weeds. Discover which strategies should work best in your fields.

 

 

Reduce Risk in Your Farming Business
Margaret Krome

Farming is an inherently risky business. Learn how managing for strong soils, diversifying marketplace access, finding the right crop insurance, and employing forward-thinking production practices can reduce risk and strengthen your farm business.

 

 

Maximize Nutrition from Grazing & Forages
Brad Heins, Kevin Mahalko, & Silvia Abel-Caines, DVM

With today’s disheartening dairy market, good management is crucial to survival. This powerhouse team will share strategies you can use to maximize profitability from your herd.

 

 

Grow & Market Specialty Cut Flowers
Jeanie McKewan

Discover how to make your cut-flower farm bloom. This course covers all facets of operating a profitable cut flower farm, from planning what to grow and how to grow it to delivering the right product to your buyers to build lasting relationships.

 

 

Soil:  The Final Frontier
Kris Nichols, PhD. & Loran Steinlage

This course boldly covers the principles and tools for soil health to support your ongoing mission to improve the soil on your organic farm. Learn how to use biological, mechanical, and organic chemical tools to build your farm’s soil.

 

 

Grow & Market Organic Mushrooms
Tradd Cotter

Add an income stream to your farm or homestead with fast-growing, high-value mushrooms. Learn simple to high-tech indoor cultivation methods and organic strategies for controlling pests and molds.

 

 

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History

Organic University began in 2001 with six courses on transitioning to organic, organic transplant production, soil management, organic market gardening, organic livestock production, and an introduction to organic farming.

 

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