Organic Transition Academy - Aurora, Neb.

Farm and Food

About: If you are a grain and livestock producer, farmer, or beginning farmer and you’ve thought about starting a certified organic operation but don’t know where or how to start, this training will help you learn about the certified organic and organic transition process.

In August, we will be featuring expert speakers and farmers from the Northern Great Plains region, who will help you navigate just about everything from marketing, business planning to organic crop production.

Join us for the opportunity to go on a field day at a certified organic operation, enjoy a community night featuring a farm-to-table dinner, and network with regional agricultural institutions and extension agents.

Farmer participants will receive a $200 stipend for attending.    

Cost: Free

When: Friday, Aug. 18, and Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: The Leadership Center, 2211 Q St., Aurora, Nebraska

For more information as the event date approaches, sign up here. 

Questions/assistance with registering: Contact Cait Caughey at or 402.980.5192

Hosted by: Center for Rural Affairs, Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, and The National Center for Appropriate Technology


This project is a regional partnership with National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), Montana Organic Association, Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society, Center for Rural Affairs, Intertribal Agriculture Council, Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, International Organic Inspectors Association, North Dakota State, and University of Wyoming and funded by USDA BFRDP.
All Center for Rural Affairs events and activities are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested in advance.

Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask or maintain social distance. Those who are not yet fully vaccinated are asked to either take a self-administered COVID-19 test (with a negative result) prior to leaving for the event or mask and maintain distance while at the event. If you are feeling ill in any way, please refrain from attending.

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