Class: Systems-level Crop Management for the Organic Transition and Beyond

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2018: $68,437.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2020
Grant Recipient: American Society of Agronomy
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Christopher Boomsma
American Society of Agronomy
Long-term successful managers of organic farms not only use a deliberate management approach to transitioning crop acres, but also employ a mindset that focuses on a long-term, systems-based approach to crop rotation, marketing, and economics. Crop sequence, pest and nutrient management strategies, and cash flow need to be strategized in tandem to optimize ecosystem services, labor and equipment needs, and income across individual seasons and multiple years. This webinar will discuss key considerations and shifts in thinking that must occur to enable organic operations to be productive and profitable in the short and long term.
Erin Silva, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Ordering info:
Michele Lovejoy
American Society of Agronomy
5585 Guilford Road
Madison, WI 53711-5801
Cost: $50.00
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