Rural Conservationist participates in Organic Farming training

 

“Relax, You’re At the Farm” read the sign along the road as we approached the Rodale Institute. After several years of effort from people like Roy Ballard and Tamara Benjamin of Purdue Extension, our trip to the Rodale Institute had finally become a reality. I was recently fortunate enough to be included in a group of 20 individuals from throughout Indiana to get the chance to attend this three-day workshop. Agriculture professionals from Purdue University, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts made the trip to the Rodale Institute to learn more about organic agriculture.
 

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The roller-crimper, mounted on the front of the tractor, kills the cover crop by breaking the stem in several places. The killed cover crop stays in place, acting as a mulch for the newly-planted crop

The roller-crimper, mounted on the front of the tractor, kills the cover crop by breaking the stem in several places. The killed cover crop stays in place, acting as a mulch for the newly-planted crop

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