Jerry Matzner, Matthew Fitzgerald and Joe Fitzgerald
Saturday Session II
Plug into advances in technology to increase your yields. We’ll share how we’ve used RTK, variable rate planting, Slide Guides, Active Implement Guidance, Steerable Hitch, and more, to increase our yields by 30-50 percent. See what’s working, and learn how you can integrate the best technologies on your farm.
Jerry Matzner is co-owner of Century Farm Organics in Clarkfield, Minn., a 1,500-acre crop and dairy farm. He shares his experience through the Organic Consulting Group, helping new farmers become successful organic producers.
Matthew Fitzgerald is a partner in his family’s grain farm, Fitzgerald Organics, in central Minnesota. He is also a certified organic inspector. He has lobbied in Washington D.C., and Minnesota, on the 2018 Farm Bill and issues impacting beginning farmers.
Joe Fitzgerald raises crops on his family’s farm, Fitzgerald Organics. He has mentored young and transitioning farmers. He has partnered with Iowa State University and University of Minnesota to lead field days, and has served as a panelist at organic conferences.