Purdue University Helps Farmers Shift to Organic Grain Production

In *All, Agricultural Systems by Courtney

Organic food sales climbed for than 8 percent from 2015 to 2016, raking in a record $43 billion last year. With this exciting statistic, Indiana farmers are more inclined to switch from conventional to organic grain production.

To supply the demand for knowledge on how to make that transition, Purdue University’s agriculture researchers have secured a $200,000 grant from the USDA’s North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. The program will last three years and will include in-depth surveys, price strategizing, and case studies of farmers currently making the transition.

Purdue University researchers are hoping to develop publications, workshops, field days, regional farmer meetings, and other venues for farmers to use as a resource for beginning their organic journey.

For more information on the grant and what to expect in the future, read more here.

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