MOSES Organic Field Days give you the chance to see how other organic farmers manage their operations and get ideas you can use on your own farm.

Tips shared at last year’s MOSES Organic Field Days

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2020 Organic Field Days

 

With COVID concerns, this year we’re moving our field days online to protect the health of our farm hosts, our team, and field day participants. Click on an event below to sign up to join in the Zoom virtual field day. And, watch the event pages for extra content about the farm and production choices.

 

 

Live Roller-Crimper and Weed Zapper Demonstration-2 Part Series
June 2 & July 2 | Levi Lyle Farm | Keota, Iowa

MOSES sponsors this virtual field day, put on by PFI, Iowa State University Extension, and other partners, that demonstrates rolling rye in an organic no-till system and using the Weed Zapper later in the season. Watch recording of June 2 event. Watch recording of July 2 event.

 

Women Caring for the Land:  Resources for Cultivating Conservation
June 18 | 1 p.m. | Online

Join us for a unique webinar session with women conservationists as we discuss how we can help you make a conservation plan for your land, find resources, and access funding to protect your land for future generations. Learn more.

 

Do the Numbers:  Organic Dairy
June 24 | Bossie Cow Farm | Random Lake, Wis.

Thelma Heidel-Baker and Ricky Baker host this event, which focuses on the management and economics of running a grass-based, organic dairy. Dr. Jon Winsten from Winrock International and the Pasture Project at the Wallace Center goes in-depth on the economics of dairy grazing operations. Learn how to make grass-based dairy work for you. Learn more.

 

 

Do the Numbers:  Organic Crop Transition
July 8 | Jovaag Family Farm | Austin, Minn.

Jon and Ruth Jovaag host this field day about the economics of transitioning to organic row crops, plus rotations to build soil health. Learn more.

 

 

Kernza Trial Results
July 22 | A-Frame Farm | Madison, Minn.

Join us for an update on this versatile perennial crop with host Carmen Fernholz. Kernza development and the Forever Green Initiative, planting, harvesting, post-harvest storage, economics, and marketing are all discussed. Learn more.

 

Medicinal Herb Production
August 1
 | Four Elements Organic Herbals | North Freedom, Wis.

MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year, Jane Hawley Stevens and David Stevens, introduce us to the variety of herbs they grow on their farm and discuss their many medicinal uses, especially focusing on immunity boosting herbs and ones that can help with COVID-19 symptoms. They discuss production, harvest, drying techniques, and hand tools to use for small farming. Learn more.