Sustainable Farming Practices

Learn how to integrate sustainable practices into your farming system


Saturday, January 31st, 2015
8am – 4pm


Miller’s Natural Foods
2888 Miller Lane
Bird-In-Hand, PA 17505


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Coach1Mark “Coach” Smallwood – Rodale Institute
Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial

Coach Smallwood has been dedicated to promoting organic agriculture, environmental stewardship, efficiency and conservation for more than 30 years. He is a long-time organic farmer and biodynamic gardener, raising chickens, goats, sheep and pigs, and driving his own team of oxen. As Executive Director of Rodale Institute, Coach has focused his efforts on training a new generation of organic farmers. Coach has expanded research efforts at Rodale Institute to explore the connection between soil, food and health. The Farming Systems Trial (FST)® at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running, side-by-side comparison of organic and chemical agriculture, including GMO.

Howard1Howard Vlieger – Iowa Farmer and GMO Crop Expert
GMOs: Is there more to the story than what we have been told?

Howard Vlieger has been a “student of the soil,” learning why and how the soil works since 1989. He collaborates with scientists and researchers around the world to develop effective solutions, based on the latest science, for the real-life problems farmers are experiencing because of GMO crops and glyphosate. Howard is a co-author of a first-of-its-kind scientific study on the long-term effects of feeding GMO grain to hogs. Howard is an internationally recognized speaker on the topic of GMOs.

Don Brubaker – The Fertrell Company
Organic Farming: What’s In it For Us? Is That Enough?

Sam Cantrell – Maysie’s Farm
Starting a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)


An organic lunch will be available by donation ($10 per person suggested). Any extra proceeds will be used for future GMO Free PA educational events.







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