Organic Certification


Continuing Land Stewardship; Farming on Conservation Land

The Organic Farming Certificate Program and the Veteran Farmer Training Program recently visited 2 Gander Farm, located in Downingtown, Pa. 2 Gander Farm is operated by husband/wife team Trey and Deirdre Flemming. The 10-acre farm holds a bounty of vegetables, … Continued

Veterans and Students Receive Tractor Training

During the first week of their summer semester at Rodale Institute, students in the Organic Farming Certification Program participated in tractor training alongside veterans in the Veteran Farmer Training Program. The two-day course was presented by Bob Brown and Mike … Continued

Field Trip to the Seed Farm

Students in the Organic Farming Certificate Program and Veteran Farmer Training Program spent the afternoon learning about the Seed Farm in Emmaus PA, a non-profit, incubator-farm model. An incubator farm is where beginner farmers can rent small to large portions … Continued

Heavy Metals

By Kelsey McKee, OMRI Review Program and Quality Director With every decision an organic farmer makes, there are risks and rewards to be considered. What is the risk of planting a new variety, versus the potential reward? How much can … Continued