Organic Events 2019 Calendar

There are many organic events and opportunities to participate in taking place around the country and the world. At YieldOrganic we have selected events that we feel will be inspiring, informational and helpful. We encourage people to come out, if possible, to not only be inspired but to support others on the path of change and the industry as a whole.
Having the opportunity to attend an organic event is a great way to learn, share, collaborate and enhance our perspectives on agriculture trends and best practices.  The ability to produce good food leads to great nutrition.

Organic production is not just a movement, but a way of life that takes into account the environment and longevity of this planet.

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April 2019

The Sun Hive | Making a Biodynamic Beehive – North Branch, MN

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Sun Hive, featured in the film Queen of the Sun, is a biodynamic beehive made of rye straw. This uniquely shaped hive is comprised of two skeps (baskets), held together by wooden support structures and uses top bar hive frames. This is a hands-on workshop and students will focus on the craft of weaving. We will briefly touch on the history and theory of the Sun Hive. You do not need to be a beekeeper to take this class,…

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National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting – Seattle, WA

April 24 @ 8:30 am - April 26 @ 6:00 pm

The NOSB will meet to discuss substances petitioned for addition to or deletion from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List), substances due to sunset from the National List in 2021, and guidance on organic policies. Reserve online: Book your group rate for NOSB Spring 2019 Board Meeting Reserve by phone: 1 (800) 468-3571 or (206) 583-0300: National Organic Standards Board April 2019 Meeting Government per diem rate: $189.00/night Room reservation cutoff date: April 3, 2019

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May 2019

Exploring Human Resources – Online Webinar

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Human resource management is a critical part of any farm or food-based business performance. Every high-performing business is made up of empowered, valued, and high-performing employees. This webinar will discuss how to build an effective human resources plan through examination case studies and model practices. In addition, participants will discuss common challenges and concerns around liability, accountability and people management.

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Crop Talk: Organic Strawberry Production at Fairfield Farm – Corvallis, OR

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Crop Talks are farmer-to-farmer educational opportunities that consist of a tour of a farm by the farmer and a discussion about their area of expertise or interest during the growing season. These are opportunities to get out into someone’s field, see their practices in action, ask questions, and connect with other local farmers while doing it! For farmers by farmers. This farm tour is hosted by Alice Fairfield of Fairfield farms and will be focused on organic strawberry production. Cost:…

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BIOFACH – Shanghai, China

May 16 - May 18

BIOFACH China was initiated in 2007 as the Chinese edition of BIOFACH Germany, the world's leading trade fair for organic food. Since its inception, BIOFACH China has helped over 2,000 international and Chinese companies explore and build their organic business opportunities. BIOFACH China is tailored to be an excellent business platform for cultivating brand images, releasing new products, and expanding distribution channels for organic companies. The fair has also been acknowledged to be the ideal place for buyers to select high-quality organic…

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Organic Trade Association Organic Week – Washington, DC

May 20 - May 23

Experience the impact of organic – three great events in one powerful week. It’s time to double-down on big ideas and better solutions. In the backdrop of the nation’s capital, join us at the epicenter of culinary creativity for a collaborative event about the future of organic. We’ll explore leading-edge thinking, discuss bold strategies, and take incremental steps to advance policy and private sector solutions. Small organic producers to major growers, family-run organic operations to nationwide companies, researchers and policy…

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Organic Field Day: Begin a Farmstead Micro-Creamery –

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As commodity milk prices remain depressed and the consolidation of dairy continues to push small producers out of business, established dairy farmers as well as those hoping to begin dairy farming are looking into value-added dairy ventures.  Cosmic Wheel Creamery/Turnip Rock Farm is a micro-dairy that processes the milk from 20 grass-fed cows on the farm into artisan cheese that is direct marketed via CSA and farmers markets.  We invite you to see their farm and creamery, discuss how they…

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Organic Farming and Soil Health in the Western U.S. –

May 29

Please join the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic for a series of eight free webinar trainings on organic farming and soil health in the Western U.S. The webinar trainings will target agricultural professionals including Extension personnel, other agency personnel, and agricultural consultants in an effort to increase expertise in organic practices that promote soil health. May 29, 2019: Meeting Weather Challenges in the Western U.S.: Organic Practices to Mitigate and Prepare for Climate Change

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June 2019

Organic Food Iberia – Madrid, Spain

June 6 - June 7

Organic Food Iberia is the exciting new trade event dedicated to promoting the organic food and wine industry to key organic buyers. Organic Food Iberia is an event with sound organic principles, promoted in close consultation with the organic industry to establish itself as the definitive networking, educational and business event of the year. Organic Food Iberia will take place at IFEMA, Madrid on the 6th and 7th of June 2019.

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July 2019

Organic Produce Summit – Monterey, CA

July 10 - July 11

The only event dedicated exclusively to bringing together producers and buyers of the organic fresh produce industry. RETAILER REGISTRATION Complimentary Retailer registration is available to qualifying companies. GENERAL REGISTRATION General registration includes admittance to ALL OPS activities including - Opening Reception * Breakfast * Educational and Keynote Sessions * Lunch * Trade Show

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