Organic certification workshop, Cheyenne WY


Organic certification workshop, High Plains Organic Farming Conference set in Cheyenne

An example farm will help demonstrate the National Organic Program (NOP) and regulations the first day, and crops, cropping systems and livestock production sessions fill the second day at the High Plains Organic Farming Conference in Cheyenne.


Sessions are Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 23-24, in the Centennial Room at Laramie County Community College. Lunch is provided, and registration is $50 for both days or $30 for one. Seating is limited to 100, said Jay Norton, University of Wyoming Extension soils specialist. Those wishing to attend can register online at A speakers list and other information is at

The organic certification workshop is 1-5 p.m. Tuesday and includes an overview of the NOP and regulations covering organic production. Attendees will practice the certification process. An example farm will be used to discuss scope, land eligibility, buffers, seed and planting stock, livestock, recordkeeping and more, said Norton.

The High Plains Organic Farming Conference is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday. There are 13 sessions by producers, researchers and others offering NOP updates, marketing, crop, soil, pest and livestock management for dryland cropping systems, irrigated crops and forage and livestock production, said Norton.

 For more information, contact Norton at 307-766-5082 or, or Erin Rooney at 970-217-3362 or

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