The Organic Grain Resource and Information Network (OGRAIN) offers an educational framework for developing organic grain production in the Upper Midwest. Whether you farm 10 acres or 10,000, are an experienced organic grower or just considering the transition to organic, OGRAIN provides learning opportunities to improve your organic row crop and small grain operation. From weed control to marketing, grain storage to termination of specific cover crops, the OGRAIN community of experienced growers, researchers, industry experts and others is here to support you.
OGRAIN supported activities include on-farm field days, an annual winter conference, an active producer listserve, educational resources including videos and fact sheets, and a mentoring program.
OGRAIN is a collaborative effort of the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS), Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC), UW-Madison/UWEX Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems lab, and Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES). The Network is supported by a grant from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: 2019 OGRAIN Winter Conference, Friday January 25 – Saturday January 26, 2019 on the UW-Madison Campus.
NEW! OGRAIN Resource – one-on-one technical assistance by phone/email
MOSES, in partnership with OGRAIN, has hired a veteran organic grain farmer, Dave Bishop of PrairiErth Farm, as a contractor to answer your calls & e-mails relating to diversified organic grain production, row crop transition, machinery, and related topics. Farmers in the OGRAIN network will receive timely, customized advice from Dave, we’re very pleased to have his expertise available to the community. Read more about Dave here. For more information call MOSES at (715) 778-5775 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on any of these events, or for further information about OGRAIN, contact Erin Silva, email@example.com, 608-890-1503