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Mon, Aug 12

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Menoken Farm

Soil Health & Organic Growing Field Day

In partnership with Acres USA, this FREE field day is open to beginning and experienced farmers interested in unlocking the secrets to healthy soil and achieving organic success.

Soil Health & Organic Growing Field Day
Soil Health & Organic Growing Field Day

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDT

Menoken Farm, 1107 171st St NE, Menoken, ND 58558, USA

About the event

Soil Health & Organic Growing Field Day in partnership with Acres USA

Join us on Monday, August 12th for a day of learning on the farm! This FREE field day is open to beginning and experienced farmers interested in unlocking the secrets to healthy soil and achieving organic success.

Here’s what to expect:

  • 10:00AM: We will gather at Menoken Farm (1107 171st St. NE Menoken, ND 58558). The morning will begin with coffee and a tour of the farm. The knowledgeable folks from the Burleigh County Soil Conservation District will share their expertise on building and maintaining healthy soil practices.
  • 12:00PM: We will take a break for a delicious lunch from Mabel’s All Day. 
  • 12:45PM: Listen to presentations on soil health and organic certification from guest speakers including Nic Podoll, Midwest Organic Consultant for Rodale Institute.
  • 2:00PM: Travel south of Mandan to Forager Farm (2175 53rd St Mandan, ND 58554 - 13 miles south on Hwy 6). 
  • 3:00PM: Hannah and Jonathon Moser will give us a firsthand look at their organic farm and guide us through their organic certification process, offering valuable knowledge for those considering this path.

Don't miss this opportunity to:

  • Gain knowledge on the importance of soil health for your farm.
  • Learn the steps involved in organic certification.
  • Network with experts and other farmers interested in sustainable practices.

Registration for this event is required. By registering you will receive:

  • Catered Lunch
  • Two guided farm tours
  • Opportunity to network with experts and farmers

An optional evening social will be held at The Paddle Trap in Mandan from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.

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Thank you to our funders North Dakota Natural Resources Trust and OCIA International

The event is supported through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP). TOPP is a program of the USDA Organic Transition Initiative and is administered by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP).

Learn about TOPP: www.organictransition.org

USDA TOPP Mentor Application: https://bit.ly/topp_mentor

USDA TOPP Mentee/Technical Assistance Recipient Application: https://bit.ly/topp_mentee

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