Rodale Institute will host its annual Organic Field Day on July 22, 2022 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
Farmers and community members are invited to join Rodale Institute’s researchers, consultants, and staff to learn the latest results of their regenerative organic research projects and visit 16 educational stations on the nonprofit’s 386-acre experimental farm. Participants will have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with Rodale Institute experts and learn about a wide variety of research and demonstration projects, all focused on regenerative organic agriculture.
“At Rodale Institute, we pride ourselves on our commitment to farmer and consumer education,” said Jeff Moyer, Rodale Institute CEO. “Field Day is our biggest event of the year, and our guests can look forward to a wide range of exciting and engaging presentations that will inspire them to change their operations and grow the regenerative organic movement on their own farms, and in their communities.”
State Senator Judy Schwank, Democratic chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, will hold a press conference at 12:30 PM to highlight Rodale Institute’s 75th anniversary and the forthcoming science center building project. Rodale Institute is excited to be awarded $3 million through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project grant funding for the 11th district which will go towards a new Science Center to replace the existing lab and provide the surrounding communities with a state-of-the-art research facility. This investment will support Rodale Institute in their work towards building a more sustainable food system as well as mitigating climate change through agriculture-based solutions.
During the Field Day, stations will be set up throughout the farm and visitors will have the opportunity to explore the living laboratory by walking or enjoying a leisurely wagon ride from site-to-site.
Organic Field Day stations will include:
- Organic no-till management
- Farming Systems Trial (FST)
- Vegetable Systems Trial (VST)
- Organic consulting
- Pastured hog production
- Treatment-free beekeeping
- Industrial hemp production
- Soil health and water quality
- Organic apple growing
- Ultraviolet light use in agriculture
- And much more!
The cost of attendance will be $25. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch, or there will be food available for purchase on-site. Attendees should dress appropriately for a day out on the farm with closed-toe shoes, sun protection, and a water bottle. The Field Day will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022, 8:30am to 3:30pm ET at Rodale Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Road Kutztown, PA 19530 United States. Guests can register at RodaleInstitute.org/FieldDay.
For anyone not able to travel to Kutztown, Rodale Institute is again offering a Virtual Field Day option through the Virtual Campus. The Virtual Field Day will include on-demand, view-at-your-own-pace video content featuring our research trails and farm projects. The cost for the Virtual Field Day is $25. Interested participants can register now for access.
About Rodale Institute: Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to growing the organic movement through rigorous research, farmer training, and consumer education. Widely recognized as a founder of the modern organic movement, Rodale Institute has been a global leader in regenerative organic agriculture for nearly 75 years.