CRL board member and Iowa farmer Ron Rosmann is hosting a field day at the end of this month. This field day will focus on whole-farm organic production, marketing and integrating into local food systems. In the morning, highlights include the Rosmanns’ farrow-to-finish swine operation and Maria’s retail store. During lunch, help celebrate Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 30th anniversary, which will include special guest speakers. Following lunch, the discussion will include organic crop rotations, grazing and the other livestock enterprises. To conclude, Ellen and Daniel will speak about their new restaurant and their local foods delivery service.
• Teresa Opheim – Practical Farmers of Iowa
• Larry Kallem – PFI co-founder
• Mike Duffy and Neal Harl – Iowa State University
Rosmann Family Farms grows and markets diverse crops and livestock on 700 certified organic acres. The farm consists of cattle, hogs, egg layers and a range of crops, including popcorn, soybeans, corn, small grains, hay and pasture, annual forages, and cover crops. Maria operates the farm store – Farm Sweet Farm. Ellen and Daniel operate FarmTable Delivery, and recently opened Milk and Honey, a new local foods restaurant in Harlan.
To learn more about this event, download the flier.