Keynote Speakers at Acres USA 2019

If there is an interest in connecting with others within the organic Ag industry, stopping by this year’s Acres USA conference and trade show hosted in Minneapolis, MN is a good destination. The beautiful Nicollet Mall area is enjoyable to walk through with its abundant decorations this time of year. There are many activities to participate in within the conference …

Securing A Consistent Domestic Supply Chain, Part 2

In Part One, Organic Trends and Securing A Consistent Domestic Supply Chain, we looked at the state of organic from a high-level view. We quickly recognized that domestic demand is still highly outweighing domestic production. It is easy to become frustrated when trying to source what may be needed for either feed or food-grade quality organic crop inputs. As a …

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Organic Trends and Securing A Consistent Domestic Supply Chain

This blog, Organic Trends and Securing a Consistent Domestic Supply Chain, is part one in a Sourcing Organic blog series – sharing our perspective on the current state and how to solve for securing quality organic crops. A common question asked by farmers is if there is enough demand for organic crops to pursue the transition. In the meantime, brands …

Microbes and Soil Health = Human Health

At a recent meeting, a soil scientist was speaking about microbes and the health benefits of organic and regenerative. Some rolled their eyes and sighed, which is o.k. because what she was saying didn’t fit their beliefs or where they are at. In a slight frustration of the presenter, we were asked to stand up if either we or someone …

Regenerative Earth Summit 2019

What an honor it was to be part of such an amazing panel at the Regenerative Earth Summit in Boulder, Colorado. Will Harris, White Oak Pastures, Bob Quinn, Kamut International, Abbey Smith, The Jefferson Center for Holistic Management, Matthew Railford, Gilliard Farms, and Wendy Millet, TomKat Ranch together we sat on a panel moderated by Daniela Ibarra Howell, Savory Institute. …

Give Your Banker What They Need To Say Yes To Grow Organic

As crops are coming out of the field, you are busy harvesting or wrapping up things and putting equipment away for the season. As the weather is changing toward winter and in some areas, the season is already here. Let’s talk about what’s next. Even though your crops may not be sold yet, it will soon be time to sit …

The Future of Organic: Relevance and Scalability Part 2

In part one of the blog, The Future of Organic: Relevance and Scalability, we considered the perspective and insight from Laura Batcha the CEO and Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association (OTA), Bob Quin Organic Farmer Quinn Farm and Ranch, the Founder of Kamut International and co-author of Grain by Grain, Jeff Moyer Chief Executive Officer at the Rodale …

The Future of Organic: Relevance and Scalability Part 1

In attending any expo, tradeshow, meeting, or forum, it is easy to go through multiple sessions and maybe find nuggets of interest. However, when attending ExpoEast this year in Baltimore, Maryland my interest was piqued when I learned that Laura Batcha the CEO and Executive Director of the Organic Trade Association (OTA), Bob Quin Organic Farmer Quinn Farm and Ranch, …