Organic Farm TEAM Summit

March 5 & 6, 2021

Organic Resources for Changing Times

Community Center, Platte, SD

  • Excellent line up of 25+ speakers and panellists
  • Exhibitors and Equipment Showcase
  • Both in-person and online tickets available.
  • $65 ticket price includes lunch both days.
  • $15 Friday night catered reception dinner.
  • FREE bowling after reception.
  • FREE Organic Transition class for those considering transitioning to organic
  • Local beer, wine and whiskey tasting
  • Following Covid safety measures

The Organic Farm TEAM Summit & Equipment Showcase will feature a diverse program focused on industry updates and innovative practices. Our program features area experts and is relevant to organic growers, as well as those just getting started. The organic industry has maintained rapid growth and change; and we invite you to engage with us and our presenters as we navigate these developments.

To keep up with markets, policies, and trends in organic agriculture, growers are invited to join us and learn about the latest farm practices to produce valuable organic crops. The summit will assist growers to connect and stay ahead of changing federal policies, management protocols, market demands, and insurance coverage for organic and Non-GMO crops.

Tickets and Information at

Organic Transition Training Workshop


Mae Petrehn,

Transition Specialist

cell (605) 682-0006

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You are invited to a FREE training to learn more about the process of transitioning to organic production.
Learn from certification experts and industry partners.

Visit with experienced organic growers from the region.


Thursday, July 30, 2020 - Lennox, SD.  10 am– 3 pm. Lunch provided.

Archery Shak (O So Good Catering), 217 S Main St.

Agenda to cover the following topics:

  • State of organic: Markets, Demand, Trends
  • Organic: An investment that can pay dividends over time.
  • Certification basics and record keeping 101 w/ examples & materials for home study.
  • What is an Organic System Plan and how does it work?
  • Laying the foundation for organic fertility. What kinds of inputs can I use?
  • Overview of ‘Transitional Toolkit’ service options available.
  • Panel discussion with certified organic growers who also manage conventional acres.
  • Insurance & Lending. Q&A with regional providers experienced with organic.
  • Seed and Agronomy Considerations for Organic Systems with Dakotas Best Seed.


Contact Mae Petrehn with questions; or cell (605) 682-0006


Please RSVP. Space is limited to 25 total attendees at each location, so register now!