2023 Transition to Organic Farming Conference

2023 Transition to Organic Farming ConferenceThe 2023 conference took place on NOv. 8 at the University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center 1071 County Road G * Ithaca, NE


The 2023 conference was for those transitioning to organic farming or a newly certified organic farmer? This one-day conference was put together by a team of UNL researchers, extension personnel, and local farmers and had sessions on how to improve soil fertility, manage weeds, and develop resilient crop rotations for organic grain farms. Panel discussions with organic producers were also part of the program. There were opportunities to learn and mingle with other growers, vendors, educators, and researchers.   

Presentations included:

Weed control in organic grain systems - Stevan Knezevic, UNL Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

What you need to know about the organic certification process – Karlin Warner, OneCert

Panel with organic farmers
Lunch and vendor session
Manure as a fertilizer in organic grain systems - Amy Schmidt, UNL Professor, Animal Manure Management
Organic no-till – Noah Wendt and Caleb Akin, Iowa farmers
Small group discussion
Informal gathering and networking, vendors, coffee

Conference Recording

Watch for the conference recording coming soon.

Conference Recording


Katja Koehler-Cole, University of Nebraska Statewide Soil Health Extension Educator 

kkoehlercole2@unl.edu, (402)624-8041

Map and directions


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