2016 Iowa Organic Conference

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Perennial Passion: Building Resilience into Organic Systems

November 13–14, 2016
University of Iowa Memorial Union
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, Iowa

 The Iowa State University Organic Agriculture Program held the 16th Annual Organic Conference on Sunday evening, November 13 and Monday, November 14, 2016 in the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. The conference featured roundtable discussion and an organic luncheon, as well as information from keynote speaker Fred Iutzi, President of the Land Institute. Workshops on a wide variety of organic crop and livestock topics also took place


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Keynote Speaker

20151010 fmpm 104 crop2Fred IutziPresident of the Land Institute

“Perennial Passion: Building Resilience into Organic Systems"


Conference Summary

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Sunday, November 13

2:00–5:00 p.m. Local Foods Expo- get to know what it takes to build the local food system in your area

Farmer-Mentor Roundtable - come and get your organic farming questions answered by experts
5:00–7:00 p.m. Vendor Set-up and Reception
7:00 p.m. Movie

Monday, November 14

7:30–8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00–8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:30–9:30 a.m. Keynote Address
9:30–10:30 a.m. Vendor Visits
10:30 a.m.– Noon Breakout Session I
Noon–12:45 p.m.Organic Lunch features locally sourced organic food by UI award-winning Executive Chef, Barry Greenberg.

12:45–1:30 p.m. Vendor Visits
1:30–3:00 p.m. Breakout Session II
3:00–3:30 p.m. Vendor Visits
3:30–5:00 p.m. Breakout Session III