This year, you can log onto our Grain Place Foundation Field Day from anywhere with internet access. Register ahead of time, and participate in conversation during our annual Farm Tour, and following the keynote presentation by Brise Tencer of the Organic Farming Research Foundation. As the sign at our driveway says, “How your food is produced does matter,” and there’s never been a better time to learn more.
We are eager to share what we’ve been learning from our decades of practice at organic farming, including through this year’s experiments in permaculture and in pasturing some of our pigs.
Join us on Saturday, July 18 from 10am-noon (Central). Register to participate in the webinar. As usual, the Grain Place Field Day Tour and Seminar are open to anyone, and free. (We’re sorry we can’t offer you the option of an organic lunch on the farm this year–you’ll have to find good food wherever you are!)
Find more details and the link to register on the Field Day page.
In cooperation with InternNE, Grain Place Foundation is offering a six week paid student internship at The Grain Place farm this summer. Below is a brief description. The scheduling is flexible between June 1 and August 15. On farm housing provided. If you know of someone who might benefit from this have them register on the InternNE website or contact Glenda Vetter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 308 383-1716.
The intern will learn the history of The Grain Place, Inc. and what has been done the last 40 years in regenerative and organic farming. This includes a 9-year crop rotation and use of livestock in building soil health and carbon sequestration and how it affects the day to day decisions in farming. Knowing the history of the farm will help them understand current and future research. The intern will make suggests for the current data collection and documentation. The intern will help us to document ecological diversity. They will be looking at natives in terms of plant, animal, and insect species and their density.