Farming Like a System: Learning from the data and experiences of experienced organic farmers

Farm Management Techniques

Friday, February 3

 

Long-term organic farms are successful because they have developed effective whole-farm systems over time. Learn what's worked and what hasn't from successful organic farmers with over thirty years in operation experience. This workshop will highlight farm successes and problems related to 1) conservation biological control of insect and disease pests, 2) rotational system design including livestock integration and reduced tillage, and 3) soil and nutrient management goals and strategies. 

Speakers: Alexendra Stone, Vegetable Cropping Systems Specialist, Oregon State University (OSU); Doug O'Brien, Owner/Operator, Doug O'Brien Agricultural Consulting/Pinnacle Farm; additional speakers TBA