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Organic Livestock Class

Shelby Dukes, Animal Husbandry Coordinator at Rodale Institute, educated the class on both organic chicken and organic hog production. The group learned the process of raising chickens for eggs and how to humanely raise organic pork. These classes helped the … Continued

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

From Grain to Glass: Students and Veterans Tour Local Farm to Distillery

Students and veterans visited 8 Oaks Distillery in New Tripoli PA, a veteran run distillery. Chad Butters, owner and Army veteran, tells his family’s story with pride through Eight Oaks Distillery. From the origin of the name to most of … 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

Next Generation of Organic Farmers: Lyndsey & Chuck

After serving in the U.S. Military, Lyndsey and Chuck wanted to pursue a career in helping people. They both desired a career that was just as rewarding as their previous positions. Rodale Institute’s Veteran Farmer Training Program assists veterans interested in organic agriculture ensure that … Continued