2023 Ohio Organic Grain Conference

Have you been thinking about ways to take your farm a different direction or uniquely add value to your grain operation? One of many ways to do this is by transitioning your grain farm to USDA-certified organic production. To address this production system, OSU Extension will be holding the Ohio Organic Grains Conference on January 4-5, 2023, in Archbold, Ohio.

Full article and information at 2023 Ohio Organic Grain Conference | Agronomic Crops Network (osu.edu)


Two interesting reports came across my desk today.  To some, they may represent opposing viewpoints, but both represent very active parts of our agricultural systems.  I am publishing this to share the information and to help create awareness of all aspects of agriculture that surround us.



From Fruit Growers News, “Organic industry continues double-digit growth” at http://fruitgrowersnews.com/news/organic-industry-continues-double-digit-growth/ .  They report 21,000 certified organic operations in the United States and an increase of 12 percent in one year.  There  is a new web service called “Organic Integrity Database” (http://apps.ams.usda.gov/integrity/) which is a modernized system for tracking certified organic operations.  If you like to look at the data behind the numbers, try it out.




From the Ohio Agribusiness Association, we are informed of a report from the International Service for the Acquisition of AgriBiotech Applications that ‘Two billion hectares of Biotech/GM crops were planted from 1996 to 2015‘.  This marks the first 20 years of commercial biotech crop use.  They also provide top 10 facts about the industry.