Keynote SpeakerTom Harding
Tom Harding, of the Brice Institute www.briceinstitute.org and an International Organic Consultant, will speak on “More Than Ever! Organic as the Hope during Hard Times.”
Soil Health in Organic Systems: Your Pathway to Better FarmingJoseph Heckman
Join Professor Heckman of Rutgers University, an international expert in soil health in organic systems, dig deep into the wonders of soil and how we can enhance soil quality on our farms. This session will be a tribute to Dr. Cindy Cambardella, longtime Organic Conference speaker and soil scientist, who recently passed away.
Surviving the Pandemic: Growing and Marketing StrategiesJordan and Whitney Clasen
Jordan and Whitney Clasen of Grade A Gardens, a certified organic farm in Johnston, Iowa, have done a yeoman’s job of weathering the pandemic this year through innovative strategies, including a customer-safe Farmers’ Market in Des Moines, and a bountiful CSA program. Come learn from these innovators how they kept their farm and markets thriving in the pandemic!
Organic Cooking Demo
Join UI executive chef, Barry Greenberg, and assistant chef, Anne Watson, in creating a delicious meal made from local, organic ingredients!