On-Farm Research and Organic Vegetable Farm Tour
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Raymond Yoder, Jr., his wife Ruth, and their two children own this 16 acre organic vegetable farm in the Nebo Valley. An artesian water well supplies good, clean water for the livestock and people and the excess flows into a spring-fed creek that supplies the water for the farm's drip irrigation system. The farm focuses on providing superior quality, nutrient-dense vegetables to customers that purchase from the Green Field Farms Co-op, while at the same time increasing the health of their soils by applying minerals, rotating cover crops, and mulching. Artisan Acres also produces Green Field Farms' raw sauerkraut.
Learn about on-farm research being conducted in collaboration with the OSU Organic Food and Farming Education Research (OFFER) Program on the Base Cation Saturation Rate (BCSR) method of soil balancing. OSU researchers will be on site to discuss current observations and to demonstrate sample collecting techniques. Learn how your farm can participate in this on-going research during the tour or by going to http://organicfarmingresearchnetwork.org.ohio-state.edu.
This free event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.
6996 S. Honeytown Rd
Wooster, OH 44691
OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022