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Seminar Audio Posted

We can’t believe we only have 1 more seminar left in our Winter “Plot” Tour. You guys have been great. Seriously! These seminars would have been nothing without your support. Just wanted to let you know a few things:

  1. Today’s the last day to register for our seminar in LaCrosse. We’ll be talking about biologicals for transitioning to organics and organic dry beans, among some other topics. Click here for more information, or call 815.872.1190 to register.
  2. Audio from our Princeton seminar is now published on our website. If you weren’t able to attend, or if you need a refresher, here you will find each session as it was presented. If you’re interested in a specific speaker from another seminar, contact us.
  3. Hope you all are having a GREAT day!

That’s all for now, folks!



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LaCrosse Seminar to Feature Independent Plant Breeder & Consultant

Surprise your valentine with the opportunity of a lifetime! Give him/her the gift that keeps giving. As they say, knowledge is power.

Tomorrow is the last day to register for our upcoming seminar, “Bios for Transitioning to Organics.” We’re so excited to discuss various ways to improve your organic operation or offer support to begin your transition journey. No matter which stage of organics you are in, we’re here to help.

In addition to discussion on dry beans, organic programs, crop rotation options, insect/disease control, and biologicals for transitioning, we’ll also be discussing nitrogen fixation from the roots up. Madison-based independent plant breeder and consultant, Ken Kmiecik, will focus on biological nitrogen fixation and strengthening the plant/bacteria/soil system.

With 40 years experience in researching field studies, genetic resources, plant breeding, related laboratory techniques, and plant pathology in the most common bean production areas, we’re so excited he’ll be joining us in LaCrosse.

If you haven’t reserved your spot yet, there’s still time. Call us today at 815.872.1190 or email Our seminar will be held from 1:00pm-9:00pm February 22 at the AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center, 1835 Rose St., LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  


Hope to see ya there and Happy Valentines Day!



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Organic Dry Beans Pay off for Sattelberg Family

screen-shot-2017-02-10-at-10-02-32-amHeaded to the MOSES Organic Farming Conference in 2 weeks? Already an organic farmer? Considering transitioning to organics? Why not come a day early and come to our meeting on February 22? We’ll be discussing biologicals for transitioning to organics, and all the other pieces that play a role.

Pieces that include crop rotation, products, nitrogen fixation, and dry beans. This year, we’re thrilled to partner with Everbest Organics Inc. and Bay Shore Sales to shed some light on the dry bean industry.

Owned and operated by Jim and DeAnn Sattelberg, of Munger, Michigan, both companies work with farmers around the world. Along with their sons, Ben and Matt and their families, they have decades of experience in the dry bean business, and  will be discussing financial, marketing, production considerations, and processing needs for grower success.

Jim Sattelberg will focus on market trends and expansion for soybeans and dry beans. Ben Sattelberg will discuss Hatzenbichler Equipment for weed control. Steve Bohn will discuss the role between Everbest Organics Inc. and the grower.


Reserve your spot by February 15 at 815.872.1190 or Our meeting, “Bios for Transitioning to Organics,” will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. February 22 at the AmericInn Hotel & Conference Center at 1835 Rose St., LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Dinner will be included with advanced registration.

Hope to see you there!

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Bios for Transitioning to Organics

Headed to the MOSES Conference and looking for something to do the day before on February 22? Look no further. We’re pleased to announce our final seminar of the 2016-2017 Winter “Plot” Tour will be held in conjunction with the MOSES Conference.

You’re invited to an agronomy seminar focused on soil health, organic dry beans, biological products, and more! Our seminar “Bios for Transitioning to Organics” will be held from 1:00pm-9:00pm on February 22 at the AmericInn Conference Center, 1835 Rose St., LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Here’s a complete agenda.


Dinner will be included for those with advanced registration. Please RSVP by 2/15 at 815.872.1190 or 

Hope to see ya there!

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We’re headed to MOSES

Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 2.02.52 PMSome of you may remember learning about new and emerging markets at our seminar last month. The excitement was almost tangible as various buyers, including Clarkson Grain and Organic Valley, discussed how the demand for organic grains is here to stay.

That excitement continues to grow, as we head off to the biggest organic event we attend all year, the MOSES Organic Farming Conference in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, where we’ll hear more from Clarkson Grain and Organic Valley Friday and Saturday.

If you recall, Clarkson Grain is an Illinois-based grain, oilseed, and ingredient supplier to the food manufacturing and animal feed industries, while Organic Valley is a mission-driven cooperative, owned by family farmers, who have been leaders in organic agriculture since 1988. Representatives from both will present 3 of the 65 workshops at MOSES.

Lynn Clarkson, of Clarkson Grain, will share market alternatives for farmers in transition to organic certification, the politics and reality of a “transition” label, the risks and rewards of contracts, market synergy, and competition with foreign suppliers during Marketing Transition Grains, Oilseeds, & Forages. During another session, Looking for the “co” in Coexistence, he’ll also address contending perspectives in GMO contamination, and recommend ways to prevent that contamination, from new regulations to changes in plant breeding, and insurance.

Mark Kopecky, of Organic Valley, will share about soil test options and how to interpret results during Soil Testing 101. He’ll show simple ways to apply soil test information to your farm to improve your soil for good yields and quality crops. He’ll also discuss ways to improve your soils without breaking the bank, including amendments that may give you the best return on your investment.

The stellar speaker line-up also includes a couple long-time AER customers and some university researchers we respect and appreciate, in addition to several roundtable discussions, 170+ vendors, and complimentary organic meals & snacks.

Have you been to MOSES? If so, what’s your favorite part? Be sure to visit us at the trade show in booth 204! We’ll be there through Saturday!



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Are You Ready for MOSES?

2015 MOSES Organic Farming ConferenceWe are!

The office has been buzzing with activity as we prepare for yet another MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin this week. Each year, we look forward to the different sessions and this year is no different.

If you’re going, there are a few things you won’t want to miss like visiting us at the trade show. We will have some sweet door prizes if you can answer our riddle, plus we just enjoy talking with people. We gave away travel mugs and hats at ACRES in December and they were a hit. We still get people inquiring how they can get one of our mugs so be sure to stop by and get yours.

Secondly, Reggie Destree with Organic Marketing Inc., will be speaking on foliar feeding plant nutrients. He spoke on plant protection at our seminar last month and did an excellent job. He uses his real-life experiences and is very passionate about staying on the cutting edge of organic and biological agriculture. He will be discussing the relationship of plant nutrient levels to soil fertility and how foliar nutrients work as a catalyst to enhance the uptake of soil nutrients. Using data from research and field trials relating to plant uptake, plan nutrient corrections and yield results, Destree will explore prospective foliar fertility programs. If you’re interested, his session Foliar Feeding Plant Nutrients will begin at 11 a.m. Friday.

Lastly, the organic meals and snacks included with conference registrations are out-of-this-world. Seriously, so good. But if you want to venture away from the conference for a quick meal, La Crosse has many restaurants within walking distance that feature local foods.

What are some things you’re looking forward to?

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