Beginning Farmer Resources–Transitioning to Organic
On Thursday, October 24, KRC hosted a conference call for beginning and farmers and ranchers that focused on transitioning to organic production. The call featured experienced producers from around Kansas that offered their perspectives. Joining the call included moderator, Natalie Fullerton, Program Coordinator of the Kansas Rural Center; Ed Reznicek with Amerugi Farm; Rick Boller of Lebenon, KS; Jackie Keller of Topeka, KS; and John Crisp with Shepherd’s Valley Farm.
Notes from the call are available. Click here to view notes as a .pdf file.
A recording of the call is available to listen to on your phone or on the internet. To access:
Playback via the Internet
1. Click on the link below or paste the entire URL into your browser: http://www2.teleconferencingcenter.com/moderator/presentation/Playback?id=11cb70bf-4c50-492e-a54d-ad923ee84b3d.rpm
2. At the prompt, enter your name and email address.
3. Choose your player.
3. Click Listen.
Playback by Phone
1. Dial the phone number shown below based on your location.
US/Canada – 888-899-7904
International/Local – 706-679-5560
2. At the prompt, enter the Playback ID: 136488297
3. Press #
Finding Your Niche: A marketing Guide for Kansas Farms — Pricing can be both an art and a science. A complex array of variables confront producers when establishing product prices, including not just market supply and demand, but also personal values and the needs and desires of the target customer base. What farmers and ranchers charge for their products directly impacts their potential to meet goals and generate profit. Fortunately, setting the prices for your own products offers a fair degree of flexibility and adaptability to market or seasonal changes.
This resource, written by KRC, offers an entire chapter on how to price your products for direct and wholesale markets. Included in this resource is a list of other resources you may look to.
ATTRA-National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
SARE-Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
Organic Crop Improvement Association
NOP—National Organic Program
If you know of other resources and contacts we should add to these lists or need information not represented contact Natalie Fullerton at 402-310-0177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.