Posts tagged organic transition
Into the Weeds, Season 2, Episode 3: Tim Raile - Raile Farm

Tim Raile’s roots in St. Francis, Kansas go deep. He and his son, Michael, are the 4th and 5th generation to operate the now 8,500 acre Raile Farm that spans the Kansas and Colorado border. After a couple decades of conventional no-till corn and wheat production, Tim decided to start slowly transitioning his ground to organic in 2015. In this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about the reasoning behind his transition, dig into the shifts in thinking and management required and also touch on getting involved in organic policy and what priorities we should be working on at the nation’s capital, among other topics. Thanks for tuning in.


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Into the Weeds, Season 2, Episode 2: Paul Dietmann - Compeer Financial

Paul Dietmann isn’t your average ag lender. Besides attending the MOSES organic farming conference for 25 years running, he’s had a fascinating and incredibly varied career: 11 years as a county ag agent, 5 years as director of the Wisconsin Farm Center, wrote a popular book on farm financial management, even served as Wisconsin’s Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. These days Paul is a Senior Lending Officer in the Mission Financing group at Compeer Financial, a member-owned rural lending cooperative and Farm Credit System Institution serving Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Today we talk about Fearless Farm Finances, the economics of transition, and how to set yourself up for success when going organic.


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Into the Weeds, Episode 2: Soil fertility through the transition

Although our crops needs stay the same through transition and into organic production, how we deliver the nutrients and why changes drastically. A new mindset and a new set of tools are necessary, but it’s not as complicated as you might think. Allen takes us through some of the basic theory of soil fertility through the transition and gets beyond the ‘how’ to start exploring the ‘why’.

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Going Organic: Transition Stories from the Field

Welcome to Going Organic, our new educational video series that highlights the struggles/successes farmers experience while transitioning to organic. Join Kade McBroom, Regional Program Manager with Pipeline Foods (and a farmer) as he begins his transition to organic production in Southeast Missouri. He'll keep us updated every step of the way as he "Goes Organic". Stay tuned for more!

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