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Each year, the MDA hosts this conference and trade show for farmers and others interested in organic agriculture. Join us for two days of networking, learning, and great food.


January 7-8, 2021
River's Edge Convention Center
Saint Cloud, Minnesota


Highlights from the 2020 Minnesota Organic Conference

Thursday Keynote Speaker

Judith Schwartz

Judith D. Schwartz, Author and Journalist

Friday Keynote Speaker

Charlie Johnson

Charlie Johnson, Farmer

2020 Conference Schedule

Thursday, January 9

8:00 AM – Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – Breakout Sessions
10:00 AM – Trade Show and Break
10:45 AM – Conference Welcome and Keynote Address
11:45 AM – Lunch and Trade Show
1:15 PM – Breakout Sessions
2:15 PM – Trade Show and Break
3:00 PM – Breakout Sessions
4:30 PM – Reception/Social Hour and Trade Show

Friday, January 10

7:30 AM – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – Breakout Sessions
9:00 AM – Trade Show and Break
9:45 AM – Breakout Sessions
10:45 AM – Trade Show and Break
11:30 AM – Keynote Address
12:30 PM – Lunch and Trade Show
2:00 PM – Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM – Conference Closes

2020 Sessions and Speakers

View the list of Breakout Sessions.

2020 Supporters

See the list of our Exhibitors and Sponsors.

Things to remember when registering

  • For questions about accessibility or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Cassie Dahl at least two weeks before the conference at 651-201-6012 or 711 (the Minnesota Relay Service).
  • To participate in any conference functions, including visiting with exhibitors in the trade show, you must register for the conference and wear your name badge. There are no “trade show” only passes.
  • By registering for this event, you agree to be photographed, included in video footage, or otherwise recorded for the MDA’s promotional purposes.
  • To cancel and receive a refund, you must notify the MDA in writing by January 3, 2020.