Dig Deeper

Nutrient Density Comparison

Nutrient Density Comparison Between Organic and Conventionally Grown Oats
By Marisa Wagner and Emmanuel Omondi (Ph.D.)

The Farming Systems Trial (FST) at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional agriculture. FST was established in 1981 by J.I. Rodale. During its 35 years existence, FST continues to demonstrate, through scientific research data, that organic farming is superior to conventional farming with regard to building the health of the soil. (more…)

Share Your Experience! Help Shape Integrating Crops and Livestock

Rodale Institute's Annual Field Day is quickly approaching! We hope to see you all at our farm on July 15 , from 8:30am-3:30pm, to learn more about the latest results of our research projects and visit all demonstration stations on our 333 acres experimental farm. A station you can expect to see is our Integrating Crops and Livestock project, sponsored by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Organic Research and Extension Initiative. During Field Day, project sponsors have a paid opportunity for farmers who are interested! (more…)