Kathleen Delate
Departments of Agronomy and Horticulture

515-294-7069
kdelate@iastate.edu

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Iowa State University’s Organic Agriculture Program will sponsor a field day devoted to organic research and production practices Aug. 22 at the Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farm near Greenfield.

Farmers looking to transition to organic production need specialized training that can be provided through an Iowa State University course titled Transitioning to Organic Agriculture. The 16-week course was taught during the Spring 2017 semester by Kathleen Delate, professor and extension organic specialist in horticulture and agronomy.

An online course from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will help producers understand the process of transitioning to organic agriculture. The 16-week course begins Jan. 10, 2017.

Registration remains open for 16th annual Iowa Organic Conference to be held Nov. 13-14 in Iowa City.

The 16th annual Iowa Organic Conference will be Nov. 13-14 on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. The conference is a joint effort between Iowa State University and the University of Iowa Office of Sustainability.

A new publication from ISU Extension and Outreach titled "Crop Rotations, Composting and Cover Crops for Organic Vegetable Production" provides detailed information on those three important aspects of organic production.

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach organic agriculture program’s research will be a focus of the Neely-Kinyon Field Day on Aug. 23 from 4 – 7 p.m. in Greenfield, Iowa.

An organic cropping systems field day will be conducted by agronomists from Iowa State University and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service at the Iowa State University BioCentury Research Farm, June 28 in Boone.

With a lush pasture at the Erlandson Farm in Greenfield awaiting their arrival, organic dairy steers arrived at their new Iowa home on May 5, completing their journey from the University of Minnesota-Morris Organic Dairy Facility.

Farmers will have the chance to participate in farmer-to-mentor round tables with organic producers and those experienced with organic certification.