How do you operate an organic farm on a large scale? Come discuss practical issues such as marketing, fertility, certification, crop rotations, equipment, finance, labor, management, and land availability. We’ll also examine models of operation like cooperatives, single operator, or partnerships. Whether you’re thinking of expanding or already are an “extra large,” take away practical information to help your farm grow.
Charlie Johnson and his brother, Allan, operate a 2,500-acre diversified organic farm near Madison, S.D. that includes a 200-head cow-calf operation as well as corn, oats, soybeans, and alfalfa. Charlie was the MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year in 2013.