Now, engage with the research of Rodale Institute from anywhere in the world—on your time.

In 2020, Rodale Institute’s annual Organic Field Day will be Organic Field Days— and take place 100% online! Join us for a week of on-demand, in-field presentations from Rodale Institute staff and scientists, as well as exclusive Q&A sessions with the experts.

Interested in the work of Rodale Institute, but couldn’t make it to Pennsylvania? Now’s your chance to see our work firsthand from the comfort of your home. Only $25 gives you exclusive access all week to our Organic Field Day content.

July 13-17, 2020

Register Now

Final login instructions will be sent to registrants in advance of the event.

Field Days Highlights

Learn directly from our experts as they come to you from the fields of Rodale Institute, in subjects such as:

Organic Apple Orchards

Don Jantzi, Field Operations Foreman

Pastured Hog Production

Sara Major, Animal Husbandry Coordinator

Treatment-free beekeeping

Michael Schmaeling, Beekeeper

Cover crops & organic no-till

Dr. Andrew Smith, Chief Scientist & Dr. Yichao Rui, Soil Scientist

Farming Systems Trial

Dr. Emmanual Omondi, Farming Systems Trial Director & Atanu Muckherjee, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Soil Health & Water Quality

Dr. JinJun Kan, Associate Research Scientist at Stroud Water Research Center


Rick Carr, Farm Director

Vegetable Systems Trial

Dr. Gladis Zinati, Vegetable Systems Trial Director

Industrial Hemp

Dr. Emmanuel Omondi & Casey Lapham, Research Technician

Agriculture Supported Communities & Vegetable Production

Daniel Kemper, Assistant Farm Manager & Jesse Barrett, Food Production Specialist

Tomato Grafting & High Tunnel Production

Daniel Kemper, Assistant Farm Manager

Pollinator Habitats

John Long, Greenhouse/Landscape Specialist & Ian Frederick, Field Technician

Intro to the Principles of Regenerative Organic Agriculture

Jeff Moyer, CEO & Elizabeth Whitlow, Executive Director of Regenerative Organic Alliance

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How It Works

1. Register to reserve your spot.

2. In advance of the event, you’ll receive emailed login instructions to access our virtual Field Day.

3. During the week of July 13-17, your login credentials will provide access to 15 recently-recorded in-field video presentations from our farmers and scientists sharing the latest on our research and on-farm trials. Watch them all at once or take your time! Presentations range from 15-20 minutes and can easily be streamed on a computer or mobile device.

4. Throughout the week, we’ll host live, interactive Q&A panels with all of our presenters to answer your questions.

Join us! We’ll bring the farm to you through this virtual, interactive experience.


Q&A Schedule:

Session 1
Tuesday, July 14, 4 – 5 PM EST
Dr. Drew Smith, Dr. Yichao Rui, Dr. Gladis Zinati, Jeff Moyer

Session 2
Wednesday, July 15, 4 – 5 PM EST
Dr. Emmanuel Omondi, Casey Lapham, Dr. Atanu Muckherjee, Dr. JinJun Kan, Dr. Raven Bier, Rick Carr

Session 3
Thursday, July 16, 4 – 5 PM EST
Don Jantzi, Mike Schmaeling, Daniel Kemper, Jesse Barrett, Sara Major, John Long, Ian Frederick

Field Day 2019 Statistics

  • More than 400 participants including farmers, gardeners, extension agents, university faculty & students, legislators, members of the media, & more

  • Attendees from over 14 states & 3 countries

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More Information

For more information, please contact Maria Pop, Director of Education, at or 610-683-1481.

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