2019 Organic Vegetable Production Conference

Event Information


February 1st - 2nd, 2019


9:00am - 5:00pm


Claire Strader





This producer-initiated conference is built around farmer to farmer skill sharing and attracts experienced growers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and beyond. Farmer panelists representing small, mid, and large scale operations will cover technical production information on garlic, onions, peppers, and one-cut salad heads. Management topics include vegetable no-till, greenhouse management, training and retaining labor, and variety selection. Detailed handouts provide an invaluable resource long after the conference ends. New this year will be summaries of farm employee compensation and variety data collected through optional participant surveys. Registration

Presenters include:

  • Mike Bollinger of River Root Farm (IA) on greenhouse management
  • Cindy Keene of Keene Organics Garlic (WI) on garlic
  • Ray Taylor of Rosecreek Farms (TN) on one-cut salad heads
  • Nate Parks of Silverthorn Farm (IN) on onions
  • Dan Fillius of Featherstone Farm (MN) on peppers
  • Chris McGuire of Two Onion Farm (WI) on exploring vegetable no-till
  • And many more!

Event Location

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713