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Organic conference features national experts, wide array of topics

 

Special to Kentucky Agricultural News

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The fifth annual Organic Association of Kentucky Conference is scheduled for March 6-7 at the Paroquet Spring Conference Center in Shepherdsville.

Learning tracks include:

  • Livestock, dairy, and produce
  • Learn sources of investment and grants for your farm
  • Expand your farming knowledge
  • Learn more about the business of farming
  • Learn why organic food is better for you


Many workshops are taught by experienced organic farmers and include subjects such as managing diversified livestock, managing calves and heifers organically, setting up electronic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) signups, low tunnels and high tunnels, farmers’ market technology, and how to know if your diversified vegetable sales are making money.


Certified organic breakfast and lunch meals will be provided. A certified organic dinner on Friday costs $5.


Experts who will be presenting at the conference include Jeff Moyer from Rodale, Veggie Compass (and now Dairy Compass) originator Jim Munsch, Organic Valley dairy farmer Kevin Kiehnau, and OV veterinarian Guy Jodarski.


Deadline to register is March 2. Register at http://oak2015.splashthat.com/.