2017 Iowa Organic Conference

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Securing Tomorrow Today—Organic Leads the Way

November 19–20, 2017
University of Iowa Memorial Union
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, Iowa

The Iowa State University Organic Agriculture Program's 17th Annual Organic Conference will be held on the Sunday, Nov. 19 and Monday, Nov. 20 2017 in the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa. The conference features roundtable discussions and an organic luncheon, as well as information from keynote speaker Jeff Moyer. Workshop tracks include:

  • Crop production
  • Livestock production
  • Local foods
  • Policy
  • Beginning farmers


Conference registration : http://bit.ly/organicconference

Early Registration:$100 and late registration (after Nov. 12): $120

See also Exhibitor Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities.

Keynote Speaker

Jeff Moyer

Jeff Moyer, executive director, Rodale Institute: “Seventy Years of Inspiring Organic Producers and Consumers”

Jeff Moyer is a world renowned authority in organic agriculture. His expertise includes organic crop production systems with a focus on weed management, cover crops, crop rotations, equipment modification and use, and facilities design. Jeff is perhaps most well-known for conceptualizing and popularizing the No Till Roller Crimper for use in organic agriculture. In 2011, he wrote Organic No-Till Farming, a publication that has become a resource for farmers throughout the world.    

Conference Summary

Sunday, November 19

5:00–7:00 p.m. Vendor Set-up and Reception

Monday, November 20

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