This field day, hosted by Purdue Extension-Organic Agriculture, will provide an overview of Klemp Family Farms, where the Klemp family manages 4200 acres of field crops, with 1400 transitional acres and 350 certified organic acres. We’ll learn about how the Klemp’s started into organic grain production, their strategy for transitioning acreage, and the evolution of their organic crop rotations. Learn about mechanical weed control, soil health in organic cropping systems and no-till organic soybean production, use of different manures in organic nutrient management, and more.
Please note that with Klemp Family Farms being located in Wheatfield, they are on CENTRAL time. The field day registration begins at 8:30, with the program scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m. central.
Don't miss this great educational and networking opportunity on Friday, August 2nd. Additional details will be posted soon. Registration is now available.
Agenda (subject to changes):
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcoming remarks – Michael O’Donnell, Purdue Extension and Andy Klemp, Klemp Family Farms
9:10 am Transition Strategy, Organic Crop Rotation, and Managing Parallel Production at Klemp Family Farms – Andy and Bob Klemp, Klemp Family Farms
9:40 am Manure Application Regulatory Overview and Updates – Trish Dunn, Fertilizer Control Specialist, Office of Indiana State Chemist
10:00 am Field Rotations (30 minutes each)
Weed Control Challenges in 2019: The Klemp's Weed Management Toolbox – Michael O'Donnell, Purdue Extension and Bob Klemp, Klemp Family Farms
Nuances of Manure Management in Organic Row Crops: Fertility and Application Considerations – Andy Klemp, Klemp Family Farms
Soil Health in Organic Cropping Systems: Cover Crop Considerations and Organic No-Till Realities – Dan Perkins, PG Consulting and TBA
12:00 pm Open networking time, possible Weed Zapper demonstration