Organic Conference in Harrisburg
Growing Pennsylvania's Organic Farms 2017 annual conference will take place from 7 a.m., December 12, to 4 p.m., December 13, at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. to support Northeast and Mid-Atlantic organic farms by presenting information and discussions on the best available organic farming practices. Presenters will focus on advanced organic production practices for beginning and transitional organic farmers, and address current organic farming issues.
Successful organic farmers, farm industry representatives dedicated to organic production and speakers from universities and institutions with accomplished organic research programs will speak.
Sessions topics include animal health, dairy, pastured livestock, fruits, vegetables, small (heritage) grain, soil health, pest and weed control. The GPOF conference is a collaboration of private, public and government agencies organic farmers, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Rodale Institute, Pennsylvania Certified Organic, Organic Valley Dairy, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Pennsylvania Farm Link and consumer advocacy groups.