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14th Annual Iowa Organic Conference - Rekindling the Light Within: The Art and Science of Organic Farming, November 16-17, 2014, Iowa City, IA
Keynote speaker: Mary Berry, Executive Director of the Berry Center, New Castle, KY
View exhibitor information and sponsor opportunities. Check web site for agenda updates.
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Iowa Organic Conference 2013 Follow-Up


Welcome to the Iowa State University Organic Agriculture website. Photo collageOur mission is to educate producers, consumers and policy makers in the research and extension activities in Organic Agriculture both on-farm and in the Universities. Organic Agriculture involves a production management system based on the ecological principles of nutrient cycling, biotic regulation of pests and biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are replaced by sunlight-based inputs, such as plant and animal residues. Premium prices for certified organic products drive the immediate economic benefits of Organic Agriculture. Long-term benefits to human and environmental health are also derived through these practices. We encourage you to explore this website and send us your comments or questions.
ISU operates an Organic Agriculture Program to provide research information and extension presentations for Iowa citizens. Field Days, workshops and an ICN series on organics are held throughout the year.

-- Certification in a Nutshell --

|ISU Agronomy Extension|

|ISU Horticulture|

|Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture|

|Sustainable Agriculture Extension|

|Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture|

|Iowa Dept. of Ag. & Land Stewardship Organic Program|

|Organic Ag Info|


|Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)|

|Comments on web site|
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Page last updated 10/15/14

Contact: Dr. Kathleen Delate, Professor
Organic Specialist
Depts. of Agronomy/Horticulture, 106 Horticulture Hall
Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-7069, Fax: 515-294-0730
Email: kdelate@iastate.edu
Internet info: http://www.hort.iastate.edu/, http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/organicag/

Organic Agriculture Lab
Evan Duyvejonck, Lab Assistant
Phone: 515-294-5116

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