The Organic Industry is Changing

Explore advancements and emerging issues in grain farming, together.

(Champaign, Illinois) Hosted by The Land Connection, the 3rdannual Organic Grain Conference & Trade Show will take place on February 13th and 14that the I Hotel and Conference Center at 1900 S 1stSt. in Champaign. The Conference brings together diverse stakeholders to explore advancements and emerging issues in grain farming. Keynote speaker Dr. Francis Thicke will discuss “Defending the Core of the Organic Standard.”

   Session topics this year include Navigating Organic Certification, USDA Add-on Labels, Genetic and Spray Drift on Organic Crops, Nitrogen Management, Managing a Parallel Operation, Participatory Testing in Corn, Grain Buyers Panel, and the Effect of Tariffs and Imports on Grain Market Prices.

   Already the largest event in Illinois dedicated solely to organic grain education, research, and networking, the 2019 conference will build upon the first two amazing years by increasing the number of breakout sessions from two to four and growing the trade show to more than 25 vendors. In addition, the first day of the conference will be a special break-out track devoted to transitioning to organic grain production.

   Early-bird registration for the conference runs through January 31st, with 1-day registration starting at $45 and a 2-day conference package starting at $99. Lunch is included on both days. Registration for the Conference & Trade Show on February 14 (Day 2) includes breakfast and a local Beer & Spirits Mixer at the conclusion of the conference. Registration closes February 10th.

   Learn more about the sessions and speakers presenting at the conference, and register online at

 The Land Connection is a non-profit organization in Champaign, IL, dedicated to growing the local food economy, both on and off the farm, for a healthy, resilient future. If you would like more information, please contact Mallory Krieger at or by

phone (312) 840-2128.


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