Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference: A Training Event for Commercial-Scale Growers


March 6, 2017

University of Mount Olive Agribusiness Center in Mount Olive, NC


Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how organic methods and markets can improve the profitability of your farm!


The Organic Commodities and Livestock Conference is the place to network with growers and buyers while learning to improve the productivity and profitability of your larger-scale farm. 

Topics Include:

  • Raising organic canola, soy, wheat, corn, tobacco, and winter squash
  • Soil health
  • Emerging opportunities in the organic market
  • Creating better forages for beef cattle, sheep and goats
  • Ruminant Health
  • Update on NC hemp production and marketing
  • Grafted Tomato Production in High Tunnels
  • Organic Winter Squashes
  • Sweet Potato Production and Increasing Yields
  • Farmer-to-farmer networking


Keynote by Fred Kirschenmann

fred-kirschenmannIn 1976, Fred converted his family’s 1,800-acre farm in North Dakota to a certified organic operation, developing a diverse crop rotation that has enabled him to farm productively without synthetic inputs while improving the health of the soil. His farm has been featured in numerous publications, including National Geographic, Business Week, Audubon, and Gourmet magazine and he is the author of the book of essays, Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher.