Advanced Organic Crop Production Ideas
Presented by Organic Council of Ontario, SureSource Commodities & Gary Zimmer
We have certainly seen changes in organic farming over the last five years, as farmers entered the field motivated by making more money. Many assumed that organic was about not doing prohibited practices; they didn’t understand that it’s a system – organic means building organic carbon and getting healthy, mineralized soils. Now the hot topic is “regenerative”; the good news is that it’s not just the organic farmers interested in soil improvements and carbon sequestration, but the risk is that the term will get watered down too. Biological farming has always been a system, but what does it take to achieve healthy, mineralized soils? Can you till? Do you need minerals? What about cover crops, rotations, soil carbon building? Attend Gary’s session to learn more and ask your questions.
Hosted By: Gary Zimmer, Midwestern BioAg
Moderator: Rob Wallbridge, SureSource Commodities, OCO President
Gary Zimmer is Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Midwestern BioAg. Known as the “father” of biological agriculture, Zimmer is an internationally known author, speaker, and consultant. He owns Otter Creek Organic Farm, a family-operated, award-winning 1,000 acre farm near Lone Rock, WI, and has been on the board of Taliesin Preservation Inc. since 2011. Zimmer is the author of three books, The Biological Farmer (Second Edition), The Biological Farmer and Advancing Biological Farming, and numerous articles on soils and livestock nutrition.