Please join us for an Organic Field Day at the Midwest Organic Center on Wednesday, August 16 from 9AM – 2PM.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with Rodale Institute’s Midwest Organic Center staff and team of Organic Consultants, and learn about our research and demonstration projects focused on organic agriculture and tailored for farmers in the Midwest. This event is ideal for researchers, students, educators and all farmers, whether you are interested in learning more about organic farming, have an interest in consulting services to transition to organic, or are currently a Midwest organic farmer.

Location: Midwest Organic Center, 3706 St. Peter’s Road, Marion, IA 52302
The cost to attend is $25, and registration is required.


  • 8:30 AM – Registration
  • 9:00 AM – Welcome
  • 9:15 – 10 AM – Equipment demos and Q&A
    • Roller crimper
    • NRCS rainfall simulator
  • 10:10 – 11:10 AM – Field tours, research presentations and Q&A
    • No-till vegetable trial
    • Alternative cropping system
    • Dry bean production
  • 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – Presentations by Dr. Kathleen Delate, Iowa State University, ISU extensionists and the Rodale Institute Consulting team
  • 12:15 PM – 1 PM – Lunch
    • Please bring your own lunch or plan to purchase pizza and cold drinks from Good Morrow Pizza (made with organic ingredients, including some grown on our farm)
  • 1 – 2 PM – Meet and greet with the Midwest Organic Center staff, equipment vendors, organic seed companies, and other local organizations


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If you have questions about this field day event, please contact Maria Pop, Director of Education, at

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Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible!

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