Organic Spring Wheat Field Day – July 15th, 2015
Fields Best Seeds, serving farmers and markets with high value local seed and grain products, invites you to attend its inaugural organic grains field day in Caledonia, Boone County IL on July 15th, from 9:00 am until noon. This field day on the Beaver Creek West Farm of David Walkershowcases 44 acres of Orleans, Red Fife and Wilken spring wheat. Fields Best Seeds is regionally adapting these varieties to better serve Midwest farmers and their markets. Also on the farm this spring are 1.5 acres of red clover seed and 3 acres of diversified vegetable production.
Fields Best Seeds serves farmers the highest value and quality seed selections, matching production directly with what the market wants to buy. “We actively develop working relationships with grain product suppliers and new customers in local and regional markets. In addition, through the ‘rotation effect’”, continues Ron, “farmers earn a $50 per acre nitrogen credit toward their next corn crop.”
Fields Best Seeds partner Ron Doetch is nationally recognized as the founder and managing partner of Solutions in the Land (2010), a company designing whole-farm systems that provide societal benefits, restores the land, and makes money. Ron was raised on a working dairy farm in Northern Illinois and has worked in food systems his entire career with a bias toward organic, sustainable and restorative agriculture. His skill set includes whole systems integrated agriculture, crop production, and crop/food product marketing.
Fields Best Seeds partner John Steven Bianucci is Director of Impact at Iroquois Valley Farms, LLC, (2007) where he constantly researches and networks to maximize the social and environmental returns Iroquois Valley Farms generates. B Certified, this triple-bottom-line food and farmland company is committed to providing land access opportunities to family farmers,preserving farmland, facilitating organic land management practices, supporting local food markets, and creating values-based agriculture investment opportunities.
Fields Best Seeds inaugural field day will be held on Beaver Creek West, an organic farm forover 20 years, owned by David Walker. Please visit! Beaver Creek West is located at 365 Wyman School Rd. Caledonia, IL 61011
Directions to Beaver Creek West: If without access to Google Maps, please contact Ron or John Steven. Ron Doetch – 815-742-3450 firstname.lastname@example.org John Steven Bianucci -847-401-6050 email@example.com