Producing High Quality Organic Bread Wheat
Tuesday, June 8 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ben and his wife Theresa have been growing organic grain and milling on their farm in Bridport for over 28 years! Join us as we tour their farm and milling facility.
Ben will talk about his experiences growing organic grain including; crop rotation, weed control, and plant fertility. One of the most challenging aspects of growing organic wheat is providing the crop with enough fertility at the right time. UVM Extension is currently collaborating with Ben on a SARE Partnership grant to address this issue. We’ll take a look at this organic fertility trial, investigating topdressing strategies and how they relate to wheat growth, production and quality.
We will then have the opportunity to tour Ben’s wheat processing facility, where he’ll discuss grain harvest, storage, seed cleaning, and his milling operation.
The workshop fee is $10.00 per person
Lunch will be provided by the NOFA pizza oven
For more information or to register by June 1, please contact: