2020 Conference

March 13-14, 2019
Dubuque, Iowa

(Subject to Change)

Friday, March 13, 2020

7:30 am     Exhibit Hall Set-Up

8:30 am     Registration Opens
Exhibit Hall Opens

9:30 am     Workshops   
Workshop #1 - Establishing a Profitable Production Flow, sponsored by PFI
Jude Becker, Becker Lane Organic 

Workshop #2 - Organic Processing - Ty Gustafson, Story City Locker and Katie Hyde, IDALS
(For those interested in setting up an Organic Processing Operation and/or how to discuss organic processing with your conventional processor.)

11:30 am     Break 

12:00 pm     Lunch

1:00 pm       Break in Exhibit Hall 

1:30 pm      General Sessions
Herd Health - Bio Security, Dr. Andrew Hennenfent, IDALS
Marketing - Breed Selection to Meet Consumer Demands
Transitioning - Organic Certification, Elizabeth Tigan, NCIS

3:00 pm      Break in Exhibit Hall Presented by Blue River Organic Seeds

3:30 pm      Session Repeats

5:00 pm      Break

5:30 pm      Reception presented By Riverside Feeds

7:00 pm      Dinner on Your Own


Saturday, March 14, 2020

8:00 am     Breakfast and Keynote Presentation - Carcass Utilization for Maximum Profit - Jude Becker, Becker Lane Organic

9:30 am     Break in Exhibit Hall presented by Iowa Pork Producers

10:00 am   General Sessions
Herd Health - Natural Treatments of Common Diseases - Dr. Paul Dettloff
Housing - Best Practices for Winter Farrowing, Mike Robertson
Feed & Nutrition - Using Hybrid Rye for Optimal Growth - Final report of three-year research study by PFI, Tom Frantzen, The Frantzen Farms

11:30 am   Break in Exhibit Hall 

12:00 pm   Lunch - Networking and Discussion

12:45 pm   Break in Exhibit Hall

1:00 pm     General Sessions
Pasture Management - Rodale Institute/University of Minnesota Research on Parasite Management
Setting Up a Meat Co-Op: Lessons Learned from SLO Farmers Co-op
Feed & Nutrition: Feeding Hazelnuts Research Project - Dr Pete Lammers, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
3:00 pm    Conference Concludes         



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