Organic 101 Workshop


Online registration is closed. Please call Jen Miller at 208-850-6504 to see if there is space.

Certification Planning and Pitfalls; Nutrient Sources for Transition and Beyond; & Market Opportunities

Thursday, December 3, 2015  |  8:30 am – 5 pm
Canyon Crest Event Center  |  Twin Falls, Idaho
$40 per person. Registration required.


8:30 am Check-in

9:00 am    

Welcome & State of Organics in Idaho 

– Jen Miller, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides; Carlo Moreno, University of Idaho; Johanna Phillips, Idaho State Department of Agriculture 

Organic Market Opportunities in Idaho 

– Bob Ballensky, Standlee Hay Company; Milo Hirschi, Seneca Foods; Marvin Gartner, Kelley Bean Company; Moderated by Skylar Jett, Idaho State Department of Agriculture 

Earning an A+ on Inspection: Tips for Transition, Certification & Record Keeping 

– Idaho State Department of Agriculture 

Organic Nutrient Sources for Transition and Beyond; Composting to Meet Organic Requirements 

– Amber Moore and Mario de Haro, University of Idaho

12:15 pm  Lunch

Assessing the Barriers and Opportunities to Organic Farming in Idaho: Shared Values Activity 

– Carlo Moreno, University of Idaho 

Your Certifier: Friend, Foe or Something In Between? 

– Idaho State Department of Agriculture 

Covering Organic: Crop Insurance Options for Organic Producers 

– Heber Loughmiller, Leavitt Group Crop Insurance 

Organic Farmer Panel: Tips for Transition and Certification 

– Kenneth Anhder, Anhder Family Farm; Clay Erskine, Peaceful Belly Farm; Sean Mallet, Harmony Organic Dairy; Dana Rasmussen, Fellowship Farms

5:00 pm  Conclude