Organic Transition Training Workshop

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Mae Petrehn,

Transition Specialist

cell (605) 682-0006

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 23 - Garretson, SD.  10 am– 3 pm. Lunch provided.

O So Good Restaurant, 529 North Main Avenue

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

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


Tuesday, August 4 - Watertown, SD.  10 am– 3 pm. Lunch provided.

Ramkota Inn, 1901 9th Ave SW

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!