Field Day 2020: July 18

Our annual Grain Place Foundation Field Day gives guests an opportunity to tour the farm and grain processing plant in the morning, join us for an afternoon program with our keynote speaker, plus a lunch of organic food on the farm. The tour and keynote are free, and lunch tickets are now available for sale ahead of time. Come for all or part of the day!

We are excited to welcome Brise Tencer as our keynote speaker. Brise is Executive Director of the Organic Farming Research Foundation. Her talk will be followed by a panel discussion of the local application/impact of the work of OFRF. Bill Whitney of the Prairie Plains Resource Institute and Graham Christensen of GC Resolve will serve on the panel (in addition to Brise).

Tour the Grain Place Farm and Grain Place Foods

Our Field Day gives you a chance to take an up-close view of The Grain Place’s long-term experiment in organic farming. See our 9-year field rotation up close! We are eager to show and share what we have been learning about farming for the health of the soil. See the permaculture and forestry additions we’ve been working on, too. Whether it’s your introduction to organic farming or a chance to look with a lifetime of experience, we are eager to have you as a part of our morning farm tour.

Grain Place Foods, Inc. (our grain processing facility onsite) invites you to join us for a morning plant tour during this year’s Field Day. Come see how the Grain Place Foods products you love are produced. From what machinery is used for cleaning to what tests we run in our onsite laboratory, the plant tour will increase your confidence in our core belief that from planting to packaging: How Your Food is Produced Does Matter!

Share in an Organic Lunch on the Farm

We are thrilled that Renee Cornett will cater our Field Day lunch this year. Renee and her spouse Jerry Cornett are the owners/managers of Lakehouse Farm and Prairie Plate Restaurant in Waverly, Nebraska, a farm-to-table restaurant located in a rural lakefront setting where guests will enjoy a seasonal menu based on products from the co-located Lakehouse Farm and regional providers. This year’s menu will be created using pork and beef from Grain Place Foods, Inc., as well as locally sourced vegetables. Learn more about Lakehouse Farm in this video.

Field Day brings together farmers, local people interested in organics, industry leaders and much more. When you choose to be a part of Field Day, you become a part of the community gathered on the farm.