Join OSA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, MOSES, and workshop hosts PrairiErth Farm on July 1, 2018, for a workshop on identifying the right varieties for your farm. You’ll have the opportunity to tour ongoing trials and hear details about the trial from the farmer. Learn why they chose the crop they did and how they decided to design the trial. We’ll also hear from OSA and University of Wisconsin-Madison educators about the benefits of conducting on-farm trials and how to design them to meet your goals without adding unnecessary work to the farm.
This trial location features yellow potatoes for early vigor and yield. PrairiErth Farm is a diversified operation producing corn, soybeans, oats, alfalfa, and grass hay, as well as 20 acres of vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Their livestock operation includes 40 pasture-raised beef cattle, and free-range chicken for eggs and heritage breed pigs. PrairiErth farm also has an acre of restored native Illinois prairie! In 2017 Dave, Hans, and Katie were awarded the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service Farmer of the Year Award.
The workshop will include time to network and walk the field with trial hosts, and refreshments. Pre-registration is requested (see below).
This event is part of a larger project aimed at helping farmers identify the best varieties for their farm which includes a series of webinars, the new The Grower’s Guide to Conducting On-farm Variety Trials publication, and a series of on-farm variety trial workshops throughout the midwest. Learn more about the project here.Register Now