Consumers continue to drive demand for organic crops, and the need to better understand organic systems and products has created an opportunity for PFR testing to help farmers who may be interested in the system. In 2020, Beck's dedicated a section of our Indiana PFR site exclusively to organic testing. In 2021, we plan to do the same at our IA PFR site in hopes to have multi-location testing that focuses solely on organic systems and products.
Categories: CropTalk, 2021
Tags: CropTalk, PFR, organic, organic transition
In this electrifying video, our team in El Paso tested the Weed Zapper at the CIL Organic Field Day to see if it would be a useful component in an organic weed control program.
Categories: PFR, PFR Reports
Tags: PFR, PFR Report, organic, Weed Zapper, organic farming, weed management
Kyle Wilson is proud to honor his family’s traditions and help write the next chapter of their history in agriculture on his southern Utah farm. Along with his wife, Shelley, and their three children, Kyle raises vegetable crops, including heirloom tomatoes, and small livestock
Categories: Why I Farm, Why I Farm Roadtrip
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, tomatoes, Sheep, pigs, organic, young farmer, Kyle Wilson, Eden Valley Produce, Utah, carrots, beets
Like many young farm kids, Jonathan Olson grew up wanting to farm, following in the footsteps of three generations before him. “As a small child I loved and enjoyed farming. I was excited to have the opportunity. I grew up helping where I could.” He smiles, looking over his family’s Minnesota farm.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, soybeans, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, Minnesota, pigs, Jonathan Olson, Carolyn Olson, conventional farming, organic
Like many farmers, Wayne Edgerton has always appreciated being connected to the land.
Although he grew up on a dairy in Wisconsin, he moved away for college and a career with the State of Minnesota, helping farmers implement conservation measures on their ground. “I lived in the Twin Cities for over 30 years.” He explains.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, Natalina Sents, Wisconsin, Why I Farm Roadtrip, organic, Wayne Edgerton, Nuts Edge Farm, hazelnuts, hickory, nuts
Tucked between conventional dairy farms in north central Wisconsin is a small farm that Kat Becker and Tony Shultz have made their home. They farm for many reasons. “Our farm is called Stoney Acres Farm. We’re a certified organic, third generation family farm in Marathon County.” Kat smiles.
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, vegetables, organic