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The Faces of OFARM—Organic Farmers speak from the heart in new video campaign

Have you heard of OFARM? The Organic Farmers' Agency for Relationship Marketing does many things, but it's their new videos—part of their "Organic: The Real Natural" campaign—that really show the passion, the heart, and the drive of the organic farmers...

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Organic Integrity Database Webinar Materials Released

Organic Integrity Database Webinar Materials Released

In November, the NOP announced that it would be working to create a new, upgraded database of organic operations. A webinar was held on December 9 to share information about the project's scope and plans, and hear feedback, and the NOP has now released the slides as well as comments from participants.

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Organic University course on Profitable Fruit Processing

If you want to hear about setting up a processing facility from someone who’s done it, you might want to attend the Organic University course taught by Jackie and Harry Hoch this February 26, 2015, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Profitable Fruit Processing is the central topic.

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Organic Agriculture Research Symposium

The first Organic Agriculture Research Symposium (OARS) will focus on building a solid foundation for organic agriculture, in order to provide healthy food for the future in a sustainable and ecologically sound way. Researchers from all over the world will present their work at this event.

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2015 Wisconsin Farmers Union Convention

Saturday, Jan. 24 topics include the pros and cons of a checkoff program for organic production; and a panel session on the risks and benefits of genetically-modified organisms.

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Distributor panel at the Feast! Tradeshow. Photo by Elena Byrne

Experts offer advice on placing value-added products in stores

Getting products to expanded markets was the focus of a panel discussion at the Feast! Festival and Tradeshow held in Rochester, Minn. in November. Panelists offered many suggestions to help entrepreneurs get products into buyers’ hands.

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2015 Slow Money Wisconsin Business and Investors Showcase

From start-ups with solid ideas to those seeking to open new markets or scale up existing ones, Slow Money Wisconsin invites your applications.

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The Organic Processing Institute is here to help you navigate a path to successful organic processing in the Midwest. We help forge links among organic farmers and processors to ensure sustainable success. Whether you are a current processor or want to become one, we can help you thrive.