WY) – Learn how to better manage soil fertility and maximize profit at The
Organic Farmer’s Conference on February 22, 2014 at the Goshen County
Fairgrounds in Torrington, WY.
by the University of Wyoming and University of Nebraska, the conference will
feature sessions on using cover crops successfully, the ins and outs of organic
farming, reducing inputs, crop variety selection, options for weed control,
High Plains soil fertility management, marketing, grant opportunities, and much
to Dr. Jay Norton, University of Wyoming Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, “While
the focus of this conference is on organic production, information will be
presented that is useful to farmers of all disciplines, whether they farm organically
or conventionally, on dryland or irrigated acreage.”
include university faculty and other agriculture professionals from the
region. Dr. Eric Arnould and Dr. Melea
Press will provide insight on the marketing of organic products. Doug Crabtree will
discuss the use of cover crops and other management facets of Vilicus Farms,
his certified organic small grain operation located outside of Havre, Montana.
Dr. Thaddeus Gourd of Colorado State University Extension will share
information on weed control options that meet organic regulations. Dr. Dipak Santra of the University of
Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center will address variety selection
for small grains.
Registration is $15.00 (lunch
provided). To register online visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-organic-farmers-conference-tickets-9639037621 A limited number of $100 scholarships are available to help
defray travel and registration costs.
more information and scholarship applications contact
Dr. Jay Norton at email@example.com or 307.766.5082
Renée King at firstname.lastname@example.org