Organic Crops Section

Organic Crops Section

January 10, 2018

Anne Berblinger, Chairperson

8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome and Announcements – Jayson Hoffman, President, NWHS
8:40 Door prizes – Session Chairperson – Anne Berblinger
8:50 Nutrient Management for Sustainable Vegetable Cropping Systems in Oregon – Dan Sullivan, OSU Department of Crop & Soil Science
9:30 Organic conservation with EQIP, Organic certification cost-share, and agricultural loan programs – Dean Moberg, NRCS; Kent Willett, Farm Service Agency; and tbc NW Farm Credit Services 
10:00 Exhibitor Break & Door Prizes
10:30 State policy: canola rules, and cap and invest program – Ivan Maluski, Friends of Family Farmers
11:10 On-farm biodiversity that improves food safety – Bill Snyder, WSU Entomology
12:00 Buffet Luncheon in Exhibitor Pavilion.

Door prizes before and after lunch.

Tasting: Winter greens grown outside and under plastic, Anne Berblinger

1:15 *In-row mechanical weed control: lessons from Michigan and Switzerland – Dan Brainard and Sam Hitchcock-Tilton, Michigan State University
2:05 *Beneficial Insects: Habitat Establishment, Organic Pesticides, Certifications and Funding – Mace Vaughn, Xerces Society
2:55 FSMA Produce Rule in Oregon: an update – Sue Davis, ODA Produce Safety Farm Liaison and Kate Allen, Produce Safety Network, FDA
3:30 Cover crops and strip tillage – Dan Brainard, Michigan State University
4:15 Door Prizes and Adjourn. Please visit the Exhibitor Pavilion.

* 2 hours of pesticide re-certification credits requested & CCA credits requested