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
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
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. Head to the farms for “Green Acres-style” family fun!
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
MOSES sponsors field days offered through Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI). Schedule ranges from May to September. Click here to see PFI’s schedule.
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
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
Topics: High-value local seed and grain products, rotation farming, regionally adapted spring wheat varieties, grain product suppliers
MOSES-sponsored Fields Best Seeds event
Sweet Springs Farm, Harriet Behar & Aaron Brin, Gays Mills, Wis.
Topics: Standard and unusual cover crops, living mulches and rye mulch with organic vegetable production, soil health