MOSES Organic Field Days give you the chance to see firsthand how other farmers tackle issues on their farms. See how things are done on these successful farms, and get insights to help you grow!

Click on an event below to register for that field day.

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2019 Field Days:

 

Begin a Farmstead Micro-Creamery
May 23 | Cosmic Wheel Creamery | Clear Lake, Wis.

Cosmic Wheel Creamery, located at Turnip Rock Farm, is a micro-dairy that processes the milk from 20 grass-fed cows on the farm into artisanal cheese sold through CSA and farmers markets.

 

 

Organic Weed Management
June 12 | Big River Farms | Marine on St. Croix, Minn.

Learn strategies to control weeds—even thistle and quackgrass—to grow high-quality organic vegetables. Event organized by MN Food Association.
NRCS agent training with MOSES at this site.

 

Promote Soil Health with Small Grain/Legume Rotations
June 12 | Mapleton Community Center | Oconomowoc, Wis.

Explore use of crop rotations with legumes, manure and other organic-approved fertility inputs to improve soil fertility and crop yields within organic production systems. This is an OGRAIN event.

 

Grow & Mill Small Grains for Artisan Breadmakers
June 25 | Janie’s Farm | Danforth, Ill.

Integrating a wide range of crops from small grains to popcorn, black turtle beans, soybeans, field corn, and alfalfa, Harold Wilken will share some of his secrets for successfully growing food-grade small grains. The field day will also include a tour of The Mill at Janie’s Farm, a certified organic milling operation owned and operated by the farm. This is an OGRAIN event.

 

From Grain to Plate – Small Grains Field Day
June 30 | Meadowlark Organic Farm | Ridgeway, Wis.

MOSES partners with the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute to show how growing small grains like wheat, rye, barley, and oats can help farmers prevent nutrient runoff and protect water quality. Also, find out how to build relationships with millers and bakers in the food-grade grain market.

 

Grow Row Crops for Distilling 
July 10 | McHugh Farms | Onalaska, Wis.

In his second year of growing specialty rye and corn for La Crosse Distilling Company, Patrick McHugh will discuss his organic growing techniques, crop rotation and fertility management. A representative of La Crosse Distilling Company will explain the types of grains needed by artisan distillers. This is an OGRAIN event.

 

Organic Row Crops in South Dakota
August 1 | Johnson Farms | Madison, S.D.

MOSES board member Charlie Johnson hosts a tour of his expansive organic farm, showcasing organic methods for growing corn and soybeans. This event is organized by Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society (NPSAS).

 

 

In Her Boots: Success Strategies from the Soil Sisters
August 2 | Riemer Family Farm |  Brodhead, Wis.

This special In Her Boots workshop will kick off the Soil Sisters weekend. Meet the Soil Sisters who run meat operations and take a detailed, behind-the-scenes farm tour of Riemer Family Farm.

 

 

Soil Sisters Weekend
August 2 – 4 |  Southern Wisconsin

Take classes, savor farm-fresh goodies, and tour women-owned farms during this jam-packed, award-winning culinary event celebrating rural life in and around the farming communities of Monroe, New Glarus, Blanchardville and Brodhead, Wisconsin.

 

In Her Boots: Diversifying with Flowers, Pizza, and Summer Camps
August 13 | Ladyfern Farm & Two Pony Garden | Long Lake, Minn.

Glean insights and inspiration from a trio of women farmers who run several businesses out of the same farm. This broad-based workshop includes tips on growing, harvesting, and arranging flowers, a look at on-farm conservation practices, plus great tips on ways you can diversify your farm income.

 

Add Unusual Fruits to Your Farm
August 21 | Blue Fruit Farm | Winona, Minn.

MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year, Jim Riddle and Joyce Ford, showcase how they grow all things blue. Focus is on unusual fruits, overhead netting, native plants, and mechanical weed control for orchards.

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