Hobby Farms Editors
February 18, 2009

Organic Certification CourseIf you go ….

Ohio
Contact Alan Sundermeier
(419) 354-9050

Illinois
Contact Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant
(217) 968-5512
www.extension.uiuc.edu/smallfarm

Michigan
Contact Vicki Morrone
(517) 353-3542
(517) 282-3557 (cell)
http://www.MichiganOrganic.msu.edu/

Indiana
Contact Jerry Nelson
(812) 886-9582
(765) 714-9044
www.agecon.purdue.edu/newventures

DVDs of this video presentation and past video presentions on topics such as raising poutry are available. Contact Jerry Nelson, (812) 886-9582 or jnelson@purdue.edu

Thinking of getting your organic certification?

If you live in or near Ohio, Illinois, Indiana or Michigan you can learn what it takes, what it costs, and what you can expect to earn.

Attend the Tri-state Organic IP Video Series presents “Introduction to Organic Markets and Certification,” 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, EST.

Speaking will be farmers who practice organic production, who will share their experiences with the organic-certification process, and economists from Purdue University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), who will look at organic markets and economics.

The lineup includes:

  • Cathy Greene of USDA’s Economic Research Service;
  • Corinne Alexander of Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics;
  • Harriet Behar, Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services;
  • Gary Reding, Langeland Farms, Greensburg, Ind.; and
  • John Cherniss, Blue Moon Farm, Urbana, Ill.

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, University of Illinois Extension, Purdue University Extension, and Ohio State University Extension are the sponsors.


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