Panel on Growing Organic Field Crops Feb 13 for New Growers
Posted: January 10, 2013
The New Organic Field Crop Producer Workshop will take place on February 13, 2013 from 10am to 2pm at the Shady Maple Conference Center, 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl, PA, 17519.
Experienced farmers will share their experiences and answer questions on start-up and production.
The panel will include:
Bob Keller—Penn Valley Farms is a 95-acre farm just outside the town of Lititz in Lancaster County, PA. Field crops, organic free-range egg laying chickens, and compost are all produced under organic certification at the farm. Wade Esbenshade—Summit Valley Farm. Wade grows corn, soybeans, spelt, hay and produce. Tim and Ann Bock from Wills Daal Farm in Berks County PA have been raising organic row and forage crops for 18 years. A dairy farmer and a Pennsylvania Certified Organic Certification Specialist will also participate.
This session is part of the Southeastern PA Organic Field Crop Network.
Registration for the first thirty farmers (and aspiring farmers) is free including lunch. Call early to register. Additional guests can pay $15 at the door. Funded by the Organic Research Education Initiative (OREI).
For more information contact Tianna DuPont, Penn State Extension at (610) 746-1970 or email@example.com or Mena Hautau (610) 378-1327 or firstname.lastname@example.org