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Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013 1:01 pm | Updated: 3:41 pm, Mon Feb 4, 2013.

The University of Minnesota Extension is inviting those involved with organic crop production to the 8th annual Southern Minnesota Organic Crops Day on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Steele County Community Center in Owatonna. New in 2013, the Organic Crops Day will include a Q&A panel discussion featuring some of Minnesota’s most distinguished in organic crop farming. Registration starts at 2:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 3:00 p.m. There is a cost of $15, and an all-organic supper will be served.

University of Minnesota speakers will fill the agenda, offering the following presentations: "Cover Crops in Organic Cropping Systems," "Managing Soybean Aphids in Organic Soybeans," "Alternative Legumes Crops for MN Systems," and "Weed and Nutrient Management in Organic Cropping Systems." There will also be an organic crops Q&A panel discussion featuring organic farmers Ray Yokiel Dennis Lutteke, and Carmen Fernholz.

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