Organic Transition Training Workshop #3

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Organic Transition Training Workshop #3

August 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

You are invited to a FREE training hosted by Dakota’s Best Seed LLC to learn more about the process of transitioning to organic production. Learn from certification experts and industry partners. Visit with experienced organic growers from the region. Lunch will be provided.

This is the third of a three-session series; to see details for the other two sessions, select them on our events page (dates: 7/23 and 7/30).

Tuesday, August 4 – Watertown, SD.  10 am– 3 pm. Lunch provided.

Ramkota Inn, 1901 9th Ave SW

Agenda between the three sessions to cover the following topics:

  • State of organic: Markets, Demand, Trends
  • Organic: An investment that can pay dividends over time.
  • Certification basics and record keeping 101 w/ examples & materials for home study.
  • What is an Organic System Plan and how does it work?
  • Laying the foundation for organic fertility. What kinds of inputs can I use?
  • Overview of ‘Transitional Toolkit’ service options available.
  • Panel discussion with certified organic growers who also manage conventional acres.
  • Insurance & Lending. Q&A with regional providers experienced with organic.
  • Seed and Agronomy Considerations for Organic Systems with Dakotas Best Seed.

 Contact Mae Petrehn with questions; or cell (605) 682-0006

 Please click here to RSVP. Space is limited to 25 total attendees at each location, so register now!


August 4, 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Ramkota Inn
1901 9th Ave SW
Watertown, SD 57201


Dakota’s Best Seed
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