Growing Organic Expertise with NIACC at Ash Grove Farm in Hampton - June 24, 2022

Margaret and Doug provided participants an up-close look at their current crop rotations of hairy vetch, rye, corn and soybeans, a detailed explanation of the many machines used to manage planting, cultivating, weeds and pests, as well as insight into their motivations and experiences of operating a diverse organic farm.

For a lot of these students this is the first time they are hearing and learning about organic standards or organic production methods and the wide-ranging benefits of organic practices including high market premiums, improved farm assets and surrounding natural resources, and meeting consumer demand for local and organic products.

Thanks to Doug and Margaret for taking time to host this Growing Organic Expertise Field Day to highlight the opportunities, benefits, and value of implementing organic practices on the farm.