Events


ACRES Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show

Mon December 5, 2022 - Thu December 8, 2022
Cincinnati, OH
https://ecoag.acresusa.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwj7CZBhDHARIsAPPWv3eOO0kYuu1OuB7eGnRDDB4I-i-J3fRu8N764lUQPlWX4yrb31Bo3usaAtADEALw_wcB

Albert Lea Seed is a Bronze Sponsor of the Acres Eco-Ag Conference! We'll be onsite to answer all of  your burning questions about the Viking+Blue River brands. Come visit us at our booth.

"LIFE-CHANGING" FOR FARMERS & RANCHERS ECO-AG CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW

The 47th annual Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show will be held Dec. 5-8 in Covington, Kentucky, right across the river from Cincinnati, OhioPractical Soil Health Management Techniques for all Farms and Ranches. Register today to learn from eco-agriculture professionals, connect with peers and engage with the best trade show in the industry. Every year, we set a new standard for innovative and practical learning in modern agriculture.

Big Soil Health Event

Mon December 5, 2022 - Tue December 6, 2022
Bien VenU Event Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa
https://www.agsoilregen.com/event-info/the-big-soil-health-event-2022

Albert Lea Seed is a $2500 Sponsor of The Big Soil Health Event! We'll be onsite to answer all of  your burning questions about the Viking+Blue River brands. Come visit us at our booth.

THE BIG SOIL HEALTH EVENT provides an expected 800 farmers, rural landowners, and ag industry members with a ground-up educational experience.  While many conferences inspire and teach, THE BIG SOIL HEALTH EVENT encourages and illuminates soil health practice adoption. It also provides practical boots-on-the-ground training for not only new farmers and early adopters of regenerative ag, but landowners and industry professionals as well.

2023 ALSH Virtual Organic Conference

Wed December 14, 2022
Virtual
alseed.com/orgday23

A FREE ONLINE-ONLY EVENT

For more information or to register, visit alseed.com/orgday23 or call 800.352.5247

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Viking & Blue River Organic Seed
Mac Ehrhardt | President/Co-owner, Albert Lea Seed; Jake Hanson | Product Manager/Agronomist, Albert Lea Seed

11:10 - 11:50 a.m. Organic Grains Market Update
Henry Wilson | Economist, Mercaris

11:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. USDA Organic Transition Funding: $300 million
Organic Trade Association

12:30 - 1:15 Organic Alfalfa Production & Economics for Grain Farmers
Bryce Irlbeck | Business Development Manager, AgriSecure Paul Mugge | Farmer, Mugge Farms, Sutherland, IA

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Creative Crop Rotations in Organic Farming: Three Perspectives
Jack Geiger | Farmer, Geiger Farm, Robinson, KS; Scott Shriver | Farmer, Shriver Farms, Jefferson, IA; Joel Layman | Farmer, JD Layman Farms, Berrien Center, MI

Can't make it? The conference will be archived on YouTube: youtube.com/user/AlbertLeaSeed

Northwest Ohio Organic Grains Conference

Wed January 4, 2023 - Thu January 5, 2023
Archbold, OH
https://fulton.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/2023-organic-grains-conference

Viking+Blue River is a proud  $150 Name Sponsor for this conference!

On January 4-5, 2023, the Ohio Organic Grains Conference will be held in Archbold, Ohio. This new event is geographically positioned in the tri-state region (Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan) and is intended for current, transitioning and new-to organic grain farmers; crop consultants; agency personnel; and input suppliers.  The event venue will be at Founders Hall at Sauder Village campus. Keynote speakers for the event will be Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University, and Lea Vereecke, Rodale Institute, who will present both days along with selected organic farmers, crop consultants, and university personnel.

MN Organic Conference

Thu January 5, 2023 - Fri January 6, 2023
Rivers Edge Conference Center, St. Cloud, MN
https://www.mda.state.mn.us/environment-sustainability/minnesota-organic-conference

Albert Lea Seed is a WiFi Sponsor of the MN Organic Conference! We'll be onsite to answer all of  your burning questions about the Viking+Blue River brands. Come visit us at our booth.

In 2023, the MN Organic Conference is excited to be returning to thier in-person format, featuring:

  •     Fantastic keynotes and breakout sessions

  •     Networking with friends old and new

  •     An 80-booth trade show

  •     And more!

MCIA Annual Meeting

Thu January 12, 2023
Bigwood Event Center, Fergus Falls, MN
https://www.mncia.org/annual-meeting/

Albert Lea is a proud $500 Certified Sponsor for hte MCIA Annual Meeting. We hope to see you there!

OCIA Annual Meeting

Thu January 19, 2023
Radisson Hotel Ames, Ames, Iowa
https://ocia.org

We are pleased to sponsor the OCIA Annual Meeting at the $500 Closing Banquet sponsor level! Hope to see you there.

Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference

Fri January 20, 2023 - Sat January 21, 2023
Scheman Building ISU, Ames, IA
https://practicalfarmers.org

Albert Lea Seed is an A Level sponsor of the Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference! We'll be onsite to answer all of  your burning questions about the Viking+Blue River brands. Come visit us at our booth.

We are pleased to announce The Practical Farmers of Iowa Annual Conference will be held Jan. 20-21, 2023, at the Scheman Building at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The PFI conference experience includes a wide range of farmer-led educational content and plenty of time for making meaningful connections: 50+ sessions, hundreds of attendees, 80+ exhibitors, and many fun activities including the return of the PFI Dinner & Potluck.

The conference theme this year is On Common Ground, where together we will explore our shared experiences in agriculture and find connections across our various enterprises, geographies and farming goals. Please find more information about this year’s conference on our website as it becomes available

Northern Plains Food & Farming Conference (NPSAS)

Thu January 26, 2023 - Sat January 28, 2023
Holiday Inn, Fargo, ND
https://www.npsas.org/event/npsas-2023-food-farming-conference/

Albert Lea Seed House/Viking+Blue River is a Blue Ribbon Sponsor! Come see Ty Larson at our booth. 

PASA Sustainable Agriculture Conference (In Person)

Wed February 8, 2023 - Sat February 11, 2023
Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster, PA
https://pasafarming.org/conference/

Albert Lea Seed has a booth at the PASA Conference! We will be onsite in the exhibit hall ready and able to answer all your burning questions about our Viking+Blue River seed brands. Come visit our booth!

Our annual conference is one of the largest gatherings of sustainable farmers and food system changemakers the Mid-Atlantic region. For more than 30 years, we’ve worked with our community to create a space where inspiration, innovation, and connection flourish.Our annual conference is one of the largest gatherings of sustainable farmers and food system changemakers the Mid-Atlantic region. For more than 30 years, we’ve worked with our community to create a space where inspiration, innovation, and connection flourish.

Organic Grain Conference & Trade Show 2023

Wed February 8, 2023 - Thu February 9, 2023
Champaign, IL
https://www.thelandconnection.org/event/ogc2023/

Albert Lea is a proud to support this conference at the $1,500 Harvester Sponsor level.

Opportunities in Organics

Shifting markets… Changing consumer preferences… Increased input prices… Unpredictable weather… What’s next?

Every hurdle encountered offers an opportunity. Join us as we explore challenges and opportunities across the organic grain value chain.

Marbleseed Organic Farming Conference

Thu February 23, 2023 - Sat February 25, 2023
LaCrosse Center LaCrosse, WI
https://marbleseed.org/events/organic-farming-conference

Albert Lea Seed is a Blazing Star Sponsor for the Marbleseed Organic Farming Conference.! We will be onsite in the exhibit hall ready and able to answer all your burning questions about our Viking+Blue River seed brands. Come visit our booth!

Growing the Organic Movement Since 1989

The Marbleseed (formerly MOSES) Organic Farming Conference is widely known as the first and largest organic farming conference in the United States. Every year regenerative and organic farmers from a wide range of farm sizes, experiences, and backgrounds gather to learn the latest in organic farming methods, build community, and shape the future of the organic farming movement.

Whether you’re certified organic, using organic practices on your regenerative farm, or considering the switch to organic, you’ll find the people, partners, and skill-building opportunities to help your farm business thrive.