Organic Farm TEAM Summit

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Organic Resources for Changing Times

 

The Organic Farm TEAM Summit & Equipment Showcase will feature a diverse program focused on industry updates and innovative practices. Our program features area experts and is relevant to organic growers, as well as those just getting started. The organic industry has maintained rapid growth and change; and we invite you to engage with us and our presenters as we navigate these developments.
 

To keep up with markets, policies, and trends in organic agriculture, growers are invited to join us and learn about the latest farm practices to produce valuable organic crops. The summit will assist growers to connect and stay ahead of changing federal policies, management protocols, market demands, and insurance coverage for organic and Non-GMO crops.

 

AGENDA & SPEAKERS: Our lineup of in-person and virtual speakers and Q&A panels will feature the organic agriculture and food industry’s leading experts who will be sharing trends for organic agriculture and how to break through in the tough years while staying focused on the long-term goals of farming operation.
>> FULL AGENDA & SPEAKER LIST WITH BIOS

SPONSORS, EXHIBITORS, EQUIPMENT:  Thanks to all our sponsors and exhibitors! We have an exciting lineup of companies that will showcase the latest products for organic fertility, planting equipment, cultivators, drills and much more. Learn and see all the leading companies in the region that are offering organic agriculture strategies and much more.  >> SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

FOOD & DRINK:  Friday and Saturday lunches are included with event ticket and provided onsite. Friday night dinner will feature smoked beef brisket with all the fixings - must purchase ticket. South Dakota wine, beer and Badlands Distillery whiskey tasting is planned for the social hour.

NEW! FREE BOWLING:  We will have open bowling for all who are interested Friday night after the dinner reception. Time to have a little fun and socialize!

EDUCATION: At our Organic TEAM Summit we will be offering a FREE short introductory training on the basics of organic certification requirements. You will learn how to address common issues that come up when transitioning to organic and during the application process.
This training is led by an experienced organic inspector who can provide insight into how to prepare and plan for record keeping and compliance activities required by organic certifiers. >> MORE INFO

COVID 19:  Waiver signature and temperature check will be required at check-in. Masks highly recommended. Bring your own or we will provide. Minors will need waiver signed by parent. We plan to follow all CDC recommended guidelines including socially distanced seating and using masks appropriately.  >> INFO & WAIVER

WEATHER & CANCELATION POLICY: Well, we do live in the midwest, so we should be prepared! In case of cancelation we will post notification on this site and will also email addresses provided at ticket purchase. Covid cancelation would be determined by Monday, November 16 and tickets would be reimbursed. Weather cancelation will be determined by conditions in the Platte, SD area. Please be aware of local weather conditions.

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Due to our postponement from Nov 2020,
location and some details have been updated.

Organic Resources for Changing Times

March 5 & 6, 2021

Update: Held at Platte Community Center

310 S Main Street, Platte, SD 57369
 

$65 for 2 Day Organic Farm TEAM Summit

Includes lunch both days

25+ Speakers & Panelists

Exhibitors & Equipment Showcase 

FREE Organic Transition class available

$15 Friday Night Dinner Reception

Update: Smoked beef brisket dinner.
South Dakota beer, wine and whiskey tasting.

NEW! Free Bowling after meal!

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$65 for 2 Day VIRTUAL Summit Access

Sessions included TBD

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Friday Summit

8:00 am to 12:00 pm: Seminars and Exhibits
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Lunch (Baked Potato Bar & Soup)

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Seminars and Exhibits

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm: Reception and Prime Rib Dinner

Saturday Summit

8:00 am to 12:00 pm: Seminars and Exhibits
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Lunch (Taco Bar)

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm: Seminars and Exhibits


Saturday Training Event

2:45 to 4:00 pm: Organic Transition Class (Pre-Register)

Sponsored by

Dakota's Best Seed

36656 SD Hwy 44

Platte, SD 57369

605-337-3318

Agenda & Speakers  ||  Sponsors & Equipment  ||  Hotels

Ticket Sales  ||  Maps & Parking  ||   Covid Policy

E-Tickets for in-person and virtual event
CLOSE March 3, 2021 @ 10:00 pm

Walk-Ins Welcome! Must pay with cash or check.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE
Dr. Katrina Heinze

Lundberg Family Farms,
Board Director and Former General Mills Executive

>>BIO

Paul Dietmann

Senior Lending Officer in Diversified Markets
Compeer Financial

>>BIO

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