Erin Silva named endowed chair in organic agriculture and outreach

Story and photo courtesy of the UW Organic Collaborative Summer Newsletter Dr. Erin Silva, associate professor and extension specialist in the UW–Madison Department of Plant Pathology, has been selected as the first recipient of the Clif Bar Endowed Chair in Organic Agriculture and Outreach! The new chair, established through a $1 million endowment from Clif […]

June 21, 2022 | Categories: ,

Tree-Range Farm Tour: Regenerative Ag Venture Coming To Albert Lea

Matt Leavitt Albert Lea Seed, Organic Agronomist In June 2021, Albert Lea Seed agronomist Matt Leavitt and marketing coordinator Ashley Bingham toured Regi Haslett-Marroquin’s 22-acre Tree-Range farm and 75-acre training and demonstration site in Northfield, Minnesota. The demonstration site has been planted with 10,000 hazelnut trees, Albert Lea Seed’s Organic Pasture Mix, and a barley […]

Grain Millers to Contract 2022 Production of Organic Food-Grade Soybeans

Grain Millers is looking to contract 2022 production of organic, clear hilum food-grade soybeans in the following states: Illinois (northern) Iowa Minnesota Nebraska South Dakota Wisconsin This is variety specific, and the delivery point is St. Peter, Minnesota. For more information call Craig Tomera, Identity Preserved Crop Specialist at Grain Millers, at 952-983-1289 (office) or 507-279-4496 […]

March 9, 2022 | Categories: , ,

OATS, U of WI’s OGRAIN and ASA Launch Two New Resources for Organic Farmers

Albert Lea Seed is proud to support the Organic Agronomy Training Service (OATS) which helps build capacity, training & resources for technical service providers servicing certified organic growers. One of our agronomists, Matt Leavitt, is the chair of the steering committee, and we firmly believe this program will directly aid our organic farmer customers. Access […]

January 28, 2022 | Categories: ,

Video: Organic Soybeans: Managing the Challenge with Three Different Production Methods

Organic Soybean prices are very high, but growing organic soybeans can be very challenging. This farmer panel presents different on-farm approaches to managing weeds in organic farming systems. Farmers Eric Madsen (Audubon, IA), Jon Jovaag (Austin, MN), and Craig Anderson (Dassel, MN) discuss three different production methods for organic soybeans. This presentation was part of […]

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Video: Fertility Management in Organic Crop Rotations

James Schroepfer, staff agronomist for Crop Fertility Services, discusses fertility management in organic crop rotations. James touches on soil testing, crop rotations, cover crops and nutrient cycling, manure use, and nitrogen status impact on weed management. This presentation was part of our annual Albert Lea Seed Organic Seed & Systems day, Dec. 3, 2021. __ […]

December 21, 2021 | Categories: , , , Read More >>

Farm Business Management Tuition Cost-Share Now Available to Transitioning and Certified Organic Midwest Farmers and Ranchers

by University of Minnesota Contact: Joleen Hadrich College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, 612.626.5620 Dec 1, 2021. St. Paul, MN. — The University of Minnesota, in coordination with the Farm Business Management (FBM) program, has additional scholarship money available for transitioning and certified organic farmers and ranchers through the Organic Farm Financial […]

December 6, 2021 | Categories: ,