Two Roads Farm Field Day
This article was originally published on July 9, 2012 and expired on August 25, 2012. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.
Gary McDonald, an organic farmer, educator, former president
of the Illinois Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA), and the Director
of Organic Resource Advisor in Springfield, IL, will be the keynote speaker at
this year's Two Roads Farm Field Day, slated for Saturday Aug. 25. Two Roads farm (operated by Troy and Ron
Throneburg) is the venue for the Field Day event, which provides organic and
conventional farmers alike the opportunity to learn about biological
proliferation, nitrogen fixation, using earthworms, cover crops, and other
strategies for building and maintaining good soil.
The theme for this year's event is "A Biological and Organic
Farm System: A Road to Sustainability,"
and participants will have the opportunity to tour the Two Roads Farm and enjoy
refreshments featuring local farm products.
All field day activities will take place at Two Roads Farm
located 7 miles east of Assumption, IL on the Findlay blacktop then one mile
south on 1200 East Road. Follow the
signs to the Two Roads Farm Field Day.
The Field Day registration is $5, advance
registration on or before Wednesday, Aug. 24 is required. To register by phone, contact University of
Illinois Extension at (217) 287-7246 or register online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/.
Two Farm Field Day
2012 Schedule of Events
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Gary McDonald (of Organic Resource
Advisor) Keynote Presentation
will discuss biological proliferation and nitrogen fixation using earthworms
and cover crops
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tour farm where organic farm practice is
in its second year of implementation, is a 4 year crop rotation of legumes,
corn, soybeans, wheat and cover crops
more information about the Two Roads Farm Field Day, contact University of
Illinois Extension, Taylorville (217) 287-7246.
register for the Aug. 25 Field Day contact University of Illinois Extension at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/.
view the 2012 IOGA Field Day Schedule go to http://illinoisorganicgrowers.org/2012/07/03/2012-ioga-field-day-schedule/
For more information please call
217-532-3941 or visit our website http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm/
Source: Andrew Holsinger, Extension Educator, Horticulture, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pull date: August 25, 2012