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Orchardists, hobby gardeners, customers and those just beginning to explore fruit growing use our online resources to discuss topics related to organic fruit production, marketing, and policy.

Education

Learn from experienced fruit growers and industry professionals, access current research, find and share resources, and network with other members through seminars, workshops, field days and our quarterly newsletter, Just Picked!

Research

OFGA facilitates connections and collaborations with researchers at universities and private companies to address the challenges of managing fruit diseases and pests organically even in humid regions of the US.

Advocacy

OFGA is a professional organization able to represent the interests of member-growers in discussions about the public policies and programs that affect small growers.

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Minnesota Organic Conference

January 9-10, 2020, St. Cloud, MN

 

Each year, the MDA hosts this conference and tradeshow for farmers and others interested in organic agriculture. Visit for two days of networking, learning, and great food.

https://www.mda.state.mn.us/environment-sustainability/minnesota-organic-conference

 

 

Northern Growers & Marketers Conference

January 16-17, 2020, St. Cloud, MN

 

Workshops, Exhibits & More — Hosted by the Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association, Minnesota Apple Growers Association and the Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. Agenda will be available soon on the below website.

http://www.mfvga.org/ngm-conference.php

 

 

12th Annual MOA Conference - Digging Deep

January 23-25, 2020, Independence, MO

 

This conference by the Mid-America Organic Association will feature in-depth organic, non-GMO, and sustainable workshops on market, gardening, elderberries, honey, fruit, seeds, flowers and more.

https://moaorganic.org

 

 

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

February 27-29, 2020, La Crosse, WI

 

Where Farmers Grow — For over 30 years, the MOSES conference has been the place for organic farmers to gather. Registration opens December 3, with information on this year’s workshops. OFGA will be there again in 2020, and we hope you’ll join us for our grafting workshop and annual meeting. Look for more information in your inbox and in our January Just Picked! newsletter.

https://mosesorganic.org/conference/

Check out our main events page (below button) to learn more about workshops and universities held by OFGA members, the time and location of our grafting workshop, scion wood exchange, and the OFGA annual meeting. See you there!

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