MOSES Organic Field Days give you the chance to see firsthand how other farmers tackle issues on their farms. Often, these half-day events include presentations by researchers, educators or Extension agents to give you the latest information and insights to help you grow organic successfully.
2015 Field Days
Ash Grove Farm, Margaret Smith & Doug Alert, Hampton, Iowa
Tuesday, July 7 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Topics: Organic no-till cover crops, row crops, harvesting and storing small grains, and landlord-tenant relations in organic production
MOSES-sponsored Practical Farmers of Iowa event
Sweet Springs Farm, Harriet Behar & Aaron Brin, Gays Mills, Wis.
Tuesday, July 21 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Topics: Standard and unusual cover crops, living mulches and rolled rye mulch with organic vegetable production, soil health
Christensen Farm, Katy Dickson, Browntown, Wis.
Diversification 101: CSAs, cover crops, currants and more!
Friday, July 31 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | $50
In Her Boots workshop on a highly diversified farm with over 80 varieties of vegetables, berries, eggs and honey. Topics: managing a CSA, growing cover crops, creating a family-friendly operation, and buying affordable equipment
South Central Wisconsin Women in Sustainable Agriculture
July 31 – Aug. 2
For three days and with five unique components and involving more than twenty farms, the jam-packed Soil Sisters culinary event celebrates Wisconsin’s family farms and rural life in and around the farming communities of Monroe and Brodhead, Wis.
Standard Process, Christine Mason, Palmyra, Wis.
Thursday, Sept. 10 | 1-4 p.m.
Topic: Using cover crops to enhance large-scale production of vegetables, field crops and forages
Riverbend Farm, Greg & Mary Reynolds, Delano, Minn.
MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year
Tuesday, Sept. 15 | 1-4 p.m.
Topics: Fresh market organic vegetables, seed production and saving, efficiency and soil health
Highlights from Completed Field Days
Topics: Organic feed and food-grade small grains, edible beans, corn and forages, how to transition to organic
With University of Illinois Extension & Illinois Organic Association
MOSES sponsors field days offered through Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI). Schedule of field days range from May to September. Click here to see PFI’s schedule.