Organic ag course set

   Those interested in transitioning to organic production can register for a "Transitioning to Organic Agriculture" course, offered by Kathleen Delate, organic specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The course will be offered on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m., beginning Jan. 17 and lasting through May 2.

   The class is offered in-person (for three Iowa State credits) or can be taken online through Zoom. The class will address the increased demand for organic food and feed grains, which presents a viable economic opportunity for Iowa farmers.

   “Transitioning to successful organic production requires rapid acquisition of production, marketing and financial management skills, which will be taught in the class,” said Delate. “Classes include lessons on weed management, nutrient management, pest management and markets for organic grain, vegetable and fruit crops.”

   For more information, or to sign up for the course, contact the Organic Agriculture Program at Iowa State at 515-294-5116 or contact Kathleen Delate at




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