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BEGINNING Farmers Explore Production, Business and Marketing

Northland College will be hosting a one-day FarmStarts conference for beginning farmers that have been in the business for less than ten years. Topics will include organic certification basics, farm financial management and tools and tips for beginning farmers. Conventional and organic producers are welcome. Registration is free.

Presenters include:
• Curtis Mahnken,  UMN Center for Farm Financial Management

• Angie Tunink, Organic Crop Improvement Association

• TJ Boortz, National Farmers Organics Marketer

• Guy Jodarski, DVM Organic Valley Lead Veterinarian

• Dale Nordquist, Associate Director, UMN Center for Farm Financial Management

• Al Smith, Optimum Service Group Crop Insurance

• John Bobbe, Organic Farmers Agency for Relationship Marketing

• Paul Dettloff, DVM Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative

• Oren Holle, Organic Farmers Agency for Relationship Marketing

• Tim Ennis, National Farmers

• Dr. Silvia Abel-Caines, Organic Valley Ruminant Nutritionist

• Will Ortman, Wineberry Acres Organic Grain Producer

• Mark Kopecky, Organic Valley Soil Agronomist

• Carmen Fernholz, Organic Farmers for Relationship Marketing


Alvord Theatre
1411 Ellis Ave


Todd Rothe

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