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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Organic Conference early bird deal ends soon

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) advises everyone to act fast: time is running out on the 2016 Minnesota Organic Conference early bird discount. This farmer-focused event and associated trade show is January 8-9 in St. Cloud. Organizers expect 500-600 people to attend. Early birds get $25 off the cost of registration before December 31.

“We love seeing the many ‘regulars’ who attend year after year. We’re also always excited about the huge number of first timers who come, either because they want to know what it’s all about, or they just started organic farming,” said Organic Program Leader, Meg Moynihan.

Don’t miss the keynote presenters this year. Pam Marrone speaks about The Awesome Power of Biology and Microbes on Friday. Dr. Richard A. Levins presents The Real Natural: Why the Future of US Agriculture Should be Organic on Saturday. In addition, the conference is chock full of 36 educational breakout sessions.

The conference trade show features more than 80 vendors, including organic fertilizer, seed, feed, and equipment dealers; crop, dairy and livestock buyers; organic certifying agencies, marketing organizations, farmer organizations, and more.

The $25 per person discount for early bird registration ends December 31, 2015, but other discounts continue. The conference offers reduced rates for groups, students, and single day attendance.

Program information, registration forms, and general info: www.mda.state.mn.us/moc or call 651-201-6012.

CONTACT: Michael Crusan, MDA Communications
651-201-6629, michael.crusan@state.mn.us

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