Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) 2022
The Iowa Organic Association's Midwest Organic Pork Conference (MOPC) is excited to announce that we will once again be collaborating with MOSES in 2022. We were part of the MOSES Growing Stronger Collaborative Conference in 2021. Click here to view the workshops from the Growing Stronger Conference.
Below are the workshops you will experience from MOPC at MOSES 2022 that will discuss organic pork and organic livestock.
Organic Pork/Livestock Topics:
- Workshop: Feeding camelina press-cake to organic pigs: Effects on growth performance, carcass traits, meat quality, costs, and returns by Dr. Yuzhi Li, Dr. Lee Johnston and William Lazarus
- Workshop: Controlling intestinal parasites in organic pigs by Rick Carr/Sara Major (Rodale Institute), Alexander Hernandez (Kutztown University), Yuzhi Li and Diane DeWitte (University of Minnesota)
- Workshop: Organic swine management for small scale operations by Tom Frantzen and Ron Rosmann
All the details on the MOSES 2022 Conference can be found on their website: https://mosesorganic.org/conference/
MOSES ORGANIC BROADCASTER: Demand for organic pork creates opportunity for producers plus processors
By Roz Lehman. It wasn’t that long ago when livestock roamed the landscape and rural communities thrived on a local producer-to-consumer food system. We don’t see pig huts or herds of grazing cows along our Midwest highways much anymore, but change is on the horizon. The demand for organic meat is growing, and the U.S. organic livestock sector needs to boost production and infrastructure to meet that demand.
The organic market continues to provide consistent and reliable returns for organic products, and we know consumers are willing to pay higher prices for organic food. Likewise, adding livestock to a crop production system can prove profitable by diversifying income streams and utilizing farm resources for feed and land management. The on-farm environmental and regenerative benefits include improved soil and water from a range of practices such as varying crop rotations, grazing, and holistic land and manure management methods.