Dig Deeper

Next Generation of Organic Farmers: Research

Rodale Institute’s Research Department investigates a number of scientific and regenerative farming issues, including cover crop practices, organic weed management, organic no-till systems, compost use, influences of agricultural practices on water quality, and effects of mycorrhizae and other soil biota on crop and soil health, and yields. The Department also oversees the Farming Systems Trial (FST), the oldest continuous trial in the US that compares organic and conventional farming systems. (more…)

Rodale Institute Chief Scientist at Student Organic Seed Symposium

Rodale Institute Chief Scientist, Dr. Kris Nichols, presented at the fifth annual Student Organic Seed Symposium (SOSS), August 5–8, 2016, in Waterville, Maine. This announcement recaps the four-day series, highlighting lectures, field trips and speakers. This announcement was written and published by Johnny's Select Seeds. (more…)

Rodale Institute Communications and Outreach Internship

Rodale Institute is seeking a motivated intern to assist the communications department during the Fall 2016 semester. Applicants should have strong interest in communications including writing, event-planning, multimedia, digital communications or graphic design. Interest or knowledge in organic agriculture, the environment, health or science is a plus but not required. (more…)

Farm-Fresh Food and Friendly Faces

National Farmers Market Week (August 7-13, 2016) finds us at the peak of many popular summer crops’ productivity. Sweet corn, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini and, of course, tomatoes are abundant at the markets, along with more exotic options such as eggplants and tomatillos. Wherever you live, now is a great time to get to your local farmers’ market to enjoy the fresh-picked flavors of summer. (more…)

Next Generation of Organic Farmers: Carla, Doug, Amory

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that as of May 2010, over 20% of young veterans are unemployed. Moreover, recent data show that 45% of armed service members are from rural areas. Rodale Institute's Veteran Farmer Training Program assists veterans to start or continue farming and ranching operations in order to strengthen the American economy and provide livelihoods to our returning veterans. (more…)