Ready to Get into Organic Production? Free Playbook for a Smooth Transition

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Becoming an organic farmer is not a simple task. It requires a 36-month period, known as the transition process, where fields are treated as they would be under organic certification, but without being able to reap the organic premiums. Transitioning can set your organic operation up for success or struggles, which is why AgriSecure has […]

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AgriSecure to Discuss Transition at Minnesota Organic Conference

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AgriSecure account executives Kenn Jenkins and Pete Kapustka will share the company’s perspective on how to manage the transition process into organic production at the 2020 Minnesota Organic Conference. Becoming an organic grower requires a field not having any prohibited substance or genetically modified crops on it for 36 months, and that time period can […]

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Watch “Going Organic: Crops of the Future” from Farmer2Farmer V

Thinking of going organic? Wondering what it might look like for your farm in the future? Watch the in-depth discussion between organic farmers J.P. Rhea (AgriSecure co-founder), Travis Heide, and Rusty Olson at FBN’s Farmer2Farmer V event to gain insights into the path of organic so that you can make more educated decisions on your […]

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AgriSecure Hosting Two Sessions on Organic Farming at Farmer2Farmer

AgriSecure co-founders Bryce Irlbeck and J.P. Rhea will be hosting farmer panels at Farmer2Farmer next month. Farmer Business Network’s (FBN) annual conference will take place at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb., on Dec. 11-13, 2019 and will include a tradeshow, farmer panels, several keynote speakers and networking opportunities for attendees. Irlbeck will moderate […]

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AgriSecure Co-Founder to Speak on Organic Transition at Iowa Organic Conference

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Bryce Irlbeck, a fifth-generation farmer and co-founder of AgriSecure, an organic advisory service that helps growers profit from large-scale organic crop production, will be speaking at the 2019 Annual Iowa Organic Conference this month. Irlbeck will present “Making the Transition: Tips from a Company and Personal Perspective” in the first breakout session on Monday, Nov. […]

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Want Organic Premiums, and Clean Fields?

AgriSecure understands that making the decision to “go organic” on some (or all) of your acres is a big deal. In particular, starting the transition process requires confidence in Weed Management practices and tools. AgriSecure has developed a FREE Guide to help farmers gain a better understanding of how weed management can be possible in […]

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Podcast: Going Large Scale Organic with FarmTank

J.P. Rhea, AgriSecure co-founder, recently joined the FarmTank podcast to discuss his journey to and learning from large scale organic farming. “You have to adapt to survive, there’s no complaining and we’re not entitled to grow whatever we want. We have to figure it out, run a business, and make money” — J.P. Rhea Listen to […]

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Fifth Generation Farmer Capitalizes on Hog Manure in Organics for Sustainable Profits

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When Rusty Olson saw that the farm economy was “sliding sideways,” he started looking for opportunities to bring in more revenue from the farm. A fifth-generation farmer in Garner, Iowa, he had recently achieved his goal of expanding the family corn-and-soybean operation from 1,000 acres to 2,000. He wanted to focus on the farm and […]

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Success of Organic Transition Sits on a 3-Legged Stool

By Bryce Irlbeck, B&B Irlbeck Farms Becoming an organic producer does not happen overnight. Obtaining organic certification requires a 36-month period where a field has not had any prohibited substance or genetically modified crops on it. These 3 years known as the transition process can either set your organic operation up for success or struggles. […]

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Do You Have Hidden Organic Acres? 6 Scenarios To Reduce Transition to Organic

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By J.P. Rhea, Organic Farmer & AgriSecure Co-Founder The transition period to organic can be a challenging time for farmers. For 36 months you’re growing crops organically while still selling them at conventional prices, and it’s not unusual to see a yield drag along with higher costs. But there are some situations where you can […]

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