Farming Systems Trial


Blooming Prairie Foundation Supports Rodale Institute Project

The Blooming Prairie Foundation (BPF) awarded Rodale Institute $10,000 to support the “Nutritive Quality Assessment of Organically and Conventionally Grown Oats” project. This project serve the purpose of determining  if organically-managed oats can provide healthful products for consumers and increase … Continued

Rodale Institute Awarded Grant From Chipotle Cultivate Foundation

Earlier this year, Rodale Institute received a $98,036 grant from the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation to support the Institute’s Farming Systems Trial (FST)®. The Farming Systems Trial (FST)® at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running, side-by-side comparison of organic and chemical agriculture. Started … Continued

Great Expectations: A story of an organic odyssey

By Melody Meyer, Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations, United Natural Foods Incorporated (UNFI) It’s been nearly 37 years since I was first introduced to organic foods at a co-op in Iowa. Up until then, I’d lived almost exclusively … Continued