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Seminar to Focus on Moving to Organic Production
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/26/2016

Registration is under way for a workshop series for farmers or food processors interested in transitioning to organic production.

A Transitioning to Organic Dairy Workshop For Farmers is slated for February 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Farmers considering transitioning their farming operation to organic are invited to hear about Organic Certification Requirements Overview and NRCS Programs for Farmers; Financing/Crop Insurance and Risk Management; Livestock Health and Management; Soils/Cover Crops & Pasture Management; and Markets and Pricing.

The following day, another workshop will be held for food processors who can hear from two certifying agencies about: Is Organic Appropriate for Your Facility or Product?; Standards, Requirements, and Regulations; Market Opportunities; Organic System Plans; Ingredients/Processing Aids, Cleaning Agents, and more.

Both of the programs will be held at the State Agriculture Building in Madison. For more information, call 608-224-5095 or 608-224-5140.

Cost to attend is $20/day or $30 for both days.

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