organic farming


Improved compost management for certified organic operations

Outcomes from current standard composting processes can range from high quality composts (rich in carbon, nitrogen, and healthy biota) to simple organic material (rich in carbon but low in nitrogen and biota) to noxious, harmful failures, depending on the input … Continued

Save local farms

From National Young Farmers Coalition In 2011, President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) — mandating the first overhaul to U.S. food safety laws since 1938. Since then, the USDA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has … Continued

Organic Pioneer: Bob Quinn

Bob Quinn is a fourth-generation farmer and tireless scientist who popularized the ancient khorasan wheat with his company Kamut International. He was one of the first 100 percent certified organic farms in Montana and made the connection between healthy whole-grains and artisan bread … Continued

ASC Intern Journal: A day in the life of a first-time farmer

By Amy Baringer, ASC Intern Most people don’t know where their food really comes from and how it comes to magically appear in their grocery store. What goes into that nice, clean, organic carrot sitting in a bag with all … Continued

New opportunities for organic and biodynamic farming

On August 1, 2013, experts in organic and biodynamic agriculture from Demeter USA, North Carolina State University, Brad’s Raw Chips and Rodale Institute will be presenting on growing Biodynamically in Mills River, North Carolina. Catch our own executive director Coach … Continued

ASC Intern Journal: Early Summer, 2013

Rodale Institute’s ASC program is also an educational program for a select few each year who want to learn how to develop their own organic grower’s business through both hands-on and classroom training. This year we have a great group of … Continued