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Live Broadcast from Organicology: Crop Rotations for the Pacific Northwest

February 6, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join eOrganic for selected live presentations broadcast from the 2015 Organicology Conference in Portland, Oregon on February 6, 2015.

This online live broadcast is free and open to the public and advance registration is required. We will not be broadcasting the entire conference, but we’re excited to be able to bring you presentations from two of the Friday workshops on crop rotations and soil health.

Register for the live online broadcast of selected presentations at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4291592159298726658

This unique workshop will present and discuss key crop rotations that include high demand/low supply crops that can be grown in the Pacific Northwest. This session will build on the Growing the Market Intensive and the work Oregon Tilth is doing to identify these crops and create a concrete picture of supply gaps and market opportunities. It will include a brief overview of the market analysis findings, and cover key considerations for producers to integrate these crops into current rotations, including acreage needs, variety selection, planting schedules, equipment, etc. The buyer will discuss how farmers can work with wholesalers to plan production and the producer will discuss the challenges and benefits of integrating new crops and her experiences working with buyers.

Speakers: James Henderson, Farm Liaison, Hummingbird Wholesale; Michael McMillan, Sourcing Manager, Organically Grown Company; Nick Andrews, Senior Instructor, OSU Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems; Pete Postlewait, Co-Owner, Nature Fresh Farms