2020 Organic Vegetable Production Conference

January 31 & February 1, 2020  Ι  Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

This producer-initiated conference is built around farmer to farmer skill sharing and attracts growers from Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and beyond.

 

Hu rau Cheu Vang ntawm 414-238-7777 rau kev pab rau npe ua lus Hmoob.

Llame a Claudia Wiederholt al 608-224-3704 para obtener asistencia con la traducción en español.

 

 

“After attending several conferences in the Midwest, the in-depth information provided at this conference has been more valuable to me and my farm operation than any other event.”  – Allison Stawara, MSU North Farm at UPREC

 

“You won’t find better handouts at any other conference.  You’ll spend more time engaging and less time furiously taking notes, because it’s been done for you.” – Laurel Blomquist, Gwenyn Hill Farm

 

“Love this conference! I learn so much from so many experienced farmers in one place!”  – Tracy Vinz, Olden Organics

 

“This conference has the technical details that other organic conferences sometimes lack.” – Sam Knapp, Root Cellar Farm

 

“As a somewhat seasoned farmer, but new to farming in the Midwest, this conference was beyond valuable for setting me up for success and connecting me to a knowledgeable community of growers!”  – Deb Moses, Cliffbrake Farm

 

“The handouts alone are worth the cost of the conference. Side by side comparisons of farms of different sizes/contexts with VERY comprehensive prompts/questions.”  – Evan Barry, Down River Farm

 

“The worst thing about this conference is that all the sessions are so good it makes it really hard to choose!” – Liz Graznak, Happy Hollow Farm

 

“I love this conference because it fills the ‘pro-level’ niche.”   – Katie Bishop, PrairiErth Farm

Topics & Speakers

Habrá interpretación simultánea en miao y español para quienes lo necesiten.
Muaj kev txhais lus tib lub sij hawm ua lus Hmoob thiab lus Mev, yog xav tau.
Simultaneous interpretation in Hmong and Spanish will be available, as needed.
Full Topic Listing Coming Soon 

Beets

 

Peas (including transplanting)

 

Leeks            

 

Niche Roots: Celeriac, Parsnips, Turnips

 

These sessions will provide detailed production information from variety selection to post-harvest handling enhanced by photos from the field and specific to a various scales. There will be three different farmer presenters per session.  Participants will receive handouts detailing the systems of each of the presenters, including everything from germination techniques to crop spacing, equipment used, disease and pest control, and more.


Accommodations

  • Clarion Suites – Attached to Alliant Energy Center, 608-284-1234. Identify yourself as part of the “Organic Vegetable Conference Group” for a discounted rate of $XX plus taxes.  Rate includes hot breakfast in the morning and complementary social hour in the evening.
  • Home Stay – Connect with others offering or requesting a homestay in the Madison area on our Facebook Event page. (Link to come.)
  • Sheraton – 706 John Nolen Drive – Across from the Alliant Energy Center, 800-325-3535
  • Holiday Inn Express – 601 John Nolen Drive – Next to Sheraton, across from the Alliant Energy Center, 608-709-5050

Registration

Register Here! (link coming soon)

Early Bird by December 2 Regular by January 25
  • Full Conference = $100
  • 1 Day = $65
  • Full Conference = $150
  • 1 Day = $90

Lunches and Snack Breaks are included with registration.

Scholarships / Becas / Nyiaj Pab

Hay becas de inscripción disponibles para productores inmigrantes y de comunidades cuyas raza y etnia tienen poca representación. La asignación de becas es por orden de llegada. La beca para la conferencia completa es de $110. La beca para un solo día es de $60.

Con una beca, la tarifa de inscripción para los productores es:

  • Conferencia completa = $40
  • Un día = $30

También hay becas de alojamiento disponibles para los productores que viajan más de 80.5 km (50 millas) desde las afueras de Madison.

¡Inscríbase para obtener una beca!

Register > Enter Promo Code > Code Coming Soon


Thov rau npe tsis pub dhau Lub Ib Hlis Ntuj Tim 13.

Muaj Nyiaj Pab Them Nqi Rau Npe rau cov neeg cog zaub uas khiav teb chaws thiab cov neeg cog zaub uas los hauv ib pawg uas txawv haiv thiab haiv neeg tsawg uas tsis muaj neeg sawv cev txaus uas raws qhov leej twg xub tuaj, leej twg xub tau.Nyiaj pab rau tag nrho ob hnub sib tham yog $110. Nyiaj pab rau ib hnub xwb yog $60.

Nrog qhov nyiaj pab, tus nqi rau npe rau cov neeg cog zaub yog:

  • Tag Nrho Ob Hnub Sib Tham = $40
  • 1 Hnub = $30

Muaj Nyiaj Pab Rau Chaw So rau cov neeg cog zaub uas tuaj deb tshaj 50 mais tawm sab nraum Madison tuaj.

Rau npe thov nyiaj pab ntawm no!

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Registration Scholarships are available for immigrant growers and growers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities (Native American, Black, Latino, Hmong, etc.) on a first come, first serve basis. Full conference scholarship is $110. One day scholarship is $60.

With a scholarship, the registration fee for growers is:

  • Full Conference = $40
  • 1 Day = $30

Lodging Scholarships are also available for growers traveling from over 50 miles outside of Madison.

Register Here

Register > Enter Promo Code > Code Coming Soon

Language Access / Acceso a Idiomas / Kev Siv Lus

  • Llame a Javier Neira al 608-224-3712 para obtener asistencia con la traducción en español.
  • Llame a Cheu Vang al 414-238-7777 para obtener asistencia con la traducción en miao.
  • Habrá interpretación simultánea en miao y español para quienes lo necesiten.
  • Nuestro compromiso es promover la agricultura orgánica entre las minorías y las familias de inmigrantes. Puede inscribir a un invitado adicional de la familia para que asista a la conferencia de manera gratuita.

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  • Hu rau Cheu Vang ntawm 414-238-7777 rau kev pab rau npe ua lus Hmoob.
  • Hu rau Javier Neira ntawm 608-224-3717 rau kev pab rau npe ua lus Mev.
  • Muaj kev txhais lus tib lub sij hawm ua lus Hmoob thiab lus Mev, yog xav tau.
  • Peb muaj kev ruaj siab los txhawb kev cog zaub uas tsis siv chiv ntawm cov neeg tsawg thiab cov neeg khiav teb chaws. Koj rau npe tau rau ib tug neeg hauv tsev neeg ntxiv tuaj koom lub rooj sib tham dawb.

Lub Tsev Kawm Ntawv Qib Siab (University of Wisconsin-Extension) pab rau tsoom fwv kev pom zoo thiab ncaj ncees nyob rau kev kawm ntaub ntawv, kev pab cuam thiab kev ua hauj lwm rau tag nrho cov neeg tsim nyog ua tau tsis tas hais yog haiv neeg twg, xim tawv nqaij twg, poj niam txiv neej, kev ntseeg, cov neeg puas cev xws li tes taw, kev ntseeg ntuj, kev tuaj txawv teb chaws tuaj, kev poj koob yawm txwv, hnub nyoog, kev xaiv ntawm kev daj dee, kev xeeb tub, kev muaj txij nkawm los yog ua niam txiv, kev rau txhom los yog muaj txim raug kaw los yog ua qub tub rog.


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Co-Host

Fairshare CSA Coalition

 

Contact Strader.Claire@countyofdane.com for Exhibitor/Sponsorship Information
or Register as an Exhibitor/Sponsor (link coming soon)


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