News and Media Relations

News and Media Relations

Crops & Plant Science

New Purdue Extension program helps grain farmers transition to organic production

Purdue Agriculture

Wheat Field

With organic food sales climbing to a record $43 billion in 2016 — more than 8 percent over the previous year, switching from conventional to organic grain production is becoming increasingly compelling to more Hoosier farmers. Current razor thin margins for conventional grain production also provides another incentive for changing direction.