Aaron Lehman will host DMACC students and others interested in learning more about the U.S. organic movement, the National Organic Program, Midwest organic production options and a range of resources that support organic transition and certification.
Aaron is President of the Iowa Farmers Union and a fifth-generation farmer where he and his family grow corn, soybeans, oats, and hay in both organic and conventional rotations. In the mid-2000s, he and his dad decided to try something different from the traditional two-crop system and began to explore certified organic production to diversify the land and improve sustainability, while increasing net revenue.
COST: Free | Open to the public
REGISTRATION is required for this event, please RSVP below.
FARM HOST: Aaron Lehman
The Iowa Organic Association is working to advance organic agriculture and food systems in Iowa. This field day provides an opportunity to learn more about the organic movement and organic practices, and to network with Iowa’s organic community.
This field day is a part of the Growing Organic Expertise in Colleges across Iowa project funded by the Iowa DNR REAP Conservation Education Program.
Polk City, IA 50226
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