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2024 Ohio State Organic Grains Conference

The 2nd annual Ohio State Organic Grains Conference will be January 4-5, 2024 at the Maumee Bay Lodge and Conference Center in Oregon, Ohio. This event is brought to you by Ohio State University Extension and the OFFER program. 

Featured presenters for this year will include Klaas Martens of Lakeview Organic Grain in New York, Steve Culman from Washington State University (formerly Ohio State), Léa Vereecke from Rodale Institute, and Eugene Law from USDA-Agricultural Research Services. We’ll again feature a trade show with venders who offer relevent goods and services; a farmer roundtable lunch; and farmer panels on topics like weed control strategies, technology, and biological products. Our 2024 line-up includes Ohio State educators and researchers with an interest in organic production, including corn and emerging crop specialist Osler Ortez; associate professor in soils and agronomy Ryan Haden; farm management field specialist Eric Richer, and manure nutrient management field specialist Glen Arnold, plus research updates on kernza and crop-livestock integration.

Attend a day early and be part of the Organic Farmer Researcher Network dinner and brainstorming session. We invite farmers, researchers, and educators to gather together on the evening of January 3 for a meal and small group work to develop specific research projects. Use this opportunity to gather feedback and ideas for an individual trial you are planning for your farm, gather partners for a multi-farm project, or help lead university research proposals. A limited number of $100 travel stipends are available to defray additional travel costs for this pre-conference event.  


Our 2024 trade show table spots are all sold.  We are still offering $250 advertising sponsorships which include one paid conference registration, your company name and contact information on the program materials, and an opportunity to display materials at our registration table. Advertising sponsors may be purchased online at

Special thanks to our networking sponsors: Treffler-Man@Machine, KG Agri Products Inc., and Hirzel Farms
2024 Organic Grains Conference Networking Sponsors: Treffler-Man@Machine, KG Agri Products Inc., and Hirzel Farms  
our additional sponsors and exhibitors: 
OSU Organic Grains sponsors 2024

and to North Central SARE for financial assistance 
North Central SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)