Adding Organic to Large-Scale Farms
August 24, 2017 | 9:00am - 3:00pm | Wallendal Farms 2401 5th Avenue Grand Marsh, Wis. 53936
After a successful farm transfer, third generation farmers Eric and Megan Wallendal and Raechel and Chad Kosler are currently managing 3,200 irrigated acres of diversified vegetables, forages, seed, beans, and grains in Grand Marsh, WI. From pumpkins and watermelons to Milo and soybeans, they’re not afraid to try new things and find new markets. Their innovative rotations are just the beginning – they’re also in the process of transitioning one third of their crop ground to organic production, adding additional complexity, diversity, and resilience to their operation. Wallendal Farms continues to be a pioneer in forward-thinking sustainable agriculture, working with numerous university faculty and private individuals to set up research projects on their farm, benefiting not only their own knowledge base, but agriculture in our region as a whole. Come learn what it takes to transition part of a large-scale conventional farm to organic.