Dec 09 2013
Please join us for the Organic Association of Kentucky’s
4th Annual Organic Conference
March 7-8, 2014
Berea College Alumni Building, 234 Scaffold Cane Rd, Berea, KY
Pre-conference farm tours March 6, 2014.
featuring special guest
Melinda Hemmelgarn M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian, “investigative nutritionist,” and award-winning writer and radio host better known as “The Food Sleuth.”
Melinda connects the dots between food, health and agriculture, and helps us “think beyond our plates” to find “food truth.” Melinda’s a trusted consumer advocate, educator, and national speaker. But most important, she’s a mom, and her dedication to organic food and farming stems from her love for children, nature, and “good” food.
KLAAS & MARY-HOWELL MARTENS – Lakeview Organic Grains
Mary-Howell: “We’re a fairly large, commercial, organic grain farm. We plant several varieties of corn and soybeans, a whole bunch of small grains, like flax, barley, spelt, oats and wheats, and some peas and beans too. We farm about fourteen hundred acres up here on the western shore of Seneca Lake, so it’s not a small operation.
We harvest with combines and that sort of thing, which is not something everyone associates with organic farming . But we are strictly organic, and have been since the mid nineteen nineties. We also own a grain mill in the town of Penn Yan, a few miles from here. We bought it from Agway when they were going bankrupt and going out of business a little over ten years ago, so nowadays we not only farm, but we mill our own grains and grains from other organic farms in the area, and we distribute them all over the region.”
PLUS! Organic Crops • Pastured Poultry • Organic Livestock
Fuel & Corn Crops • General Topics
Conference registration is free with OAK membership
until February 15th, 2014.
Click here to download the membership / registration form.
$25 non-members, $10 students & guests, kids under 18 free.
A $10 late registration fee, payable at the door, will be charged for registrations
postmarked after February 15th. Registration is used for conference planning.
Please register only if you will actually attend.
Questions? Call Larry Brandenburg, 502-640-0042 or
Cheryll Frank, 502-535-6787 or email.
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