Friday, June 24, 2016

Come See What We Are Doing at the Mountain Research Station Field Day June 30, 2016

The Mountain Research Station is having a general station field day and you are welcome to come. The event will start at 2:30 with opening remarks from administrators from NC State and the NC Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services. That will be followed by presentations on crop management during dry conditions, pasture/feed management during drought, and a pollinator update. From 4:00 to 5:30 there will be two tours to choose from. One will focus on beef production management and research. The other tour will be of our organic research unit, a pumpkin variety trial, and a study on biodegradable plastic mulch. The event will end with a supper sponsored by Carolina Farm Credit and Haywood Soil and Water.

This will be just a quick early season overview of our organic research on tomatoes, cucurbits, and peppers and our initial biodynamic work on peppers. We will also have a field day and workshop focused solely on our studies in late July.

Here is an agenda for June 30. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Jeanine's Thoughts on Farm Sustainability

Rosemary Gordon with Growing Produce interviewed me about what I thought farm sustainability meant. Here is a link to the article she wrote based on that interview:

8 Ways To Make Your Farm More Sustainable