Emphasizing practical workshops for beginning, transitional and experienced organic farmers, the Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference will be held Feb. 21-23 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, WI.

Registration starts at 5 p.m. on Feb. 21, but earlier that day, intensive day-long sessions on specific topics in organic agriculture will be offered under the title "Organic University." A new feature this year: an Organic Research Symposium that allows researchers from universities and other institutions to present organic crop production research results. A trade show will feature more than 130 exhibitors, including resource groups, certification agencies, buyers, processors, cooperatives and suppliers in the organic industry. The conference is being organized by the Wisconsin-based Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES).

For more information, visit www.mosesorganic.org/. Or, contact MOSES at P.O. Box 339, Spring Valley, WI 54767. Phone: 715-772-3153.