Fall 2022

Cold Frame farming

Founded in 2012, Cold Frame Farm is a 27-acre USDA-certified organic farm. Lisa and her team are committed to regenerative farming practices and sustainability. A myriad of organic...

Cover crops and chess

I have been thinking about cover crops lately and when I do, I find myself remembering my high school chess coach. Mr. Lange was a fun person –...

Food with a story

Concerns about climate change brought Anne and Brian Bates north to Petoskey, Michigan, located on Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. “We wanted an abundance of water and a...

Organic Grower magazine survey results show labor, soil health top of mind

We compiled results from our recent organic grower survey. The results are listed below in the infographic.

Organic growers weigh in on agricultural robots

A pair of Michigan State University (MSU) associates interviewed growers primarily from Michigan (along with one from Ohio and another from Maryland) to determine what their perceptions and...

SWD-killing wasps released to protect Michigan fruit

Michigan State University (MSU) researchers who specialize in fruit crop pests have begun testing the effectiveness of a new biocontrol agent that could help reduce the damage caused...

The Strengthening Organic Enforcement Rule: What it means

The USDA National Organic Program’s Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) Proposed Rule came out in 2020. Since closing the comment period last October, the rule is expected to be...

Tools of the trade

Hans Bishop diligently sets the stage when approaching weed control on his farm. He always develops a crop plan, refers to the farm’s previous performance records, strategizes what,...

Yara’s incubator farms focus on soil health

Soil health is a key part of Yara North America’s new incubator farm in Auburn, Alabama. At the 80-acre farm at Auburn University’s E.V. Smith Research Station, practical...
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