Join OSA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, MOSES, and workshop host Riverbend Farm on August 7, 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 curly kale for mid-season palatability. Riverbend Farm is an organic vegetable farm that provides produce to a CSA, restaurants, food co-ops, and schools. Farmer Greg Reynolds also saves seed from, and works to improve, varieties of several crops.
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