Due to COVID19 our 2020 Midwest Organic Pork Conference was canceled

Below are the workshops that were scheduled to occur

Friday, March 13, 2020

Profitable Production Flow for the Organic and Pasture-Based Pork Producer
Jude Becker - Becker Lane Organic
Ethan Brook - Crooked Gap Farm
Dayna Burtness - Nettle Valley Farm

Becoming an Organic Processor
Ty Gustafson - Story City Locker
Katie Hyde - Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

The Past, Present and Future of Agriculture; From the Dawn of Agriculture to Present Day
Dr. Paul Dettloff

Biosecurity Best Practices
Dr. Andrew Hennefent - Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship

Understanding Swine Genetics and Its Impact on Meat Quality
Steve Kerns

Organic Transition and Certification
Emily Powell- Natures International Certification Services

The 10 Alternative Veterinary Tools
Dr. Paul Dettloff

Economics 101 for the New and Transitioning Producer
Dave Stender, Swine Specialist - ISU Extension & Outreach

Feedstuff On-Farm Research
Tom Frantzen - The Frantzen Farms


Saturday, March 14, 2020

Planning Carcass Use as Part of Direct Marketing
Jude Becker - Becker Lane Organic

Parasites in Pasture-Raised Pigs: Lessons Learned So Far
Diane DeWitte - University of Minnesota

Hazelnut-Finished Pork in the Upper Midwest
Dr. Pete Lammers - University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Winter Farrowing Best Practices
Mike Robertson, Producer & Instructor

Developing a Meat Co-Op
Steve Deibele - Golden Bear Farm & SLO Farmer's Co-op