This field day, hosted by Purdue Extension-Organic Agriculture, will provide an overview of Ramerview Holstein Farm, where the Ramer family manages a certified organic dairy, producing organic milk for the largest organic farmer cooperative in the nation, Organic Valley. The field day will focus on the Ramer's organic field crop production, and how they have expanded crop acreage in recent years with grain production going to both the dairy and sold as cash grain to local organic grain buyers. The Ramer brothers raise corn, soybeans, wheat, spelts, oats, and hay, and include a diverse mix of cover crops in the crop rotation. Learn about their approach to weed control, fertility management, crop rotation, and past success with organic no-till corn production. We’ll visit corn hybrid variety plots that will include a starter fertility trial.
Don't miss this great educational and networking opportunity on Thursday, September 5th. Additional details will be posted soon. Registration is now available.
Please note that this field day was originally scheduled for August 8, but was rescheduled to September 5 due to delayed planting this spring.
The field day will take place at a field away from the main Ramerview Farm at approximately 16100 County Road 146, New Paris, IN. The field is in corn, and is located immediately west of the intersection of County Road 146 and County Road 31. Parking will be along County Road 146 west of County Road 31.