Engage with the research of Rodale Institute from anywhere in the world—on your time.

Each year, Rodale Institute hosts our Annual Organic Field Day: an opportunity for our supporters, friends, and colleagues to engage with our research firsthand. In 2020, we held the event virtually—and you can still access our on-demand, in-field content! Watch over a dozen full-length presentations from Rodale Institute’s expert staff and scientists in the comfort of your home. Just $25 gives you exclusive access to hours of Organic Field Day content.

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Field Day 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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Field Day 2020 Stats

  • More than 450 participants including farmers, gardeners, extension agents, university faculty & students, legislators, members of the media, & more

  • Attendees from over 40 states & 15 countries

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More Information

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

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