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Organic production is the subject of upcoming panel discussion

Are you looking for a way to increase profitability on your farm? Or are you looking to make some production changes that might offer more sustainability in the long run? Transitioning to organic production may help a farm achieve these goals. There are costs and challenges to making the three year transition on a crop or livestock farm and a lot of careful consideration should be given before making the switch.

One of the best ways to learn is from those who have been through the process before. Join a panel of organic crop and livestock farmers to learn the ins and outs of transitioning and maintaining organic crops and livestock herds.

The panelists include:

Ron Burns- corn, soybeans, wheat
Doug Yoder- corn and wheat
Wesley Krabill- corn and soybeans
Kevin Bell- row crops, hay, pasture, beef cattle

This will be an informal setting where the panelists will share their experiences and farmers can ask questions they have about organic production. The event will take place on February 21, 2018 in Conference Room B of the Champaign County Community Center, 1512 South US Hwy 68, Urbana.

Dinner, sponsored by Kalmbach Feeds and Crop Production Services, will be available at 6pm and the program will begin at 6:30. Please RSVP by Feb 19 to 937-484-1526 or Douridas.9@osu.edu.

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