Organic Univsersity

 

These in-depth courses take place just before the MOSES Organic Farming Conference, allowing you to attend both. (Separate fees apply).

Each full-day course includes a customized book with course content and additional resources. Books available only to the participants of that course.

 

  2018 Pricing

Early Bird
(thru 1/16)
Pre-Registration
(thru 2/8)
On-Site
(if available)
  Organic University (Thursday) $160 $180 $220

 

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2018 Organic University Courses

 

 

Growing & Marketing Food-Grade Small Grains
Thor Oechsner, Oechsner Farms
Harold Wilken, Janie’s Farm Organics
John Wepking, Meadowlark Farm

 

 

Maximizing Hoophouse Production
Andrew Mefferd
, Growing for Market

 

 

 

Ecological Weed Management
Dave Mortenson
, Penn State
Matt Liebman, Iowa State

 

 

Assessing Soil Health
Justin Morris, USDA – NRCS
Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University

 

 

Successful Biological Orcharding
Michael Phillips
, Lost Nation Orchard

 

 

 

From the Ground Up: Organic Pastured Beef
Laura Paine
, Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship
Kent Solberg, Sustainable Farming Association of Minn.

 

 

Maximizing Health and Profitability in Organic Dairy
Francis Thicke
, Radiance Dairy
Guy Jodarski, Organic Valley CROPP Cooperative

 

 

Organic Transition for Commercial-Scale Farmers
John Mesko
, MOSES
Dave Bishop, PrairiErth Farm
Bob Yanda, Midwest BioAg
 

 

Food Safety, GAP & FSMA for Veggies
Annalisa Hultberg
, University of Minnesota
Kelly Maynard, University of Wisconsin
Laura Frerichs, Loon Organics
Teresa Wiemerslage, Iowa State

 

Growing Profits on Vegetable & Livestock Farms
Jim Munsch
, Deer Run Farm
John Hendrickson, University of Wisconsin

 

 

Land Access Boot Camp
Brett Olson
, Renewing the Countryside
Rachel Murray, Land For Good
Tess Brown-Lavoie, Land For Good

 

 

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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.