Aaron Lehman Profile

Field Day:       June 20, 2016 – Polk City (2-5 p.m.)

Event Title:     Reintegrating Small Grains into an Organic Crop Rotation

County:           Polk

How Many Years Farming?  20

Acres in Production:  100 owned acres; 460 rented acres

Approximate percentage of household income derived from farm in past 12 months?  41-60 percent

Crops Grown: Corn, soybeans, hay and oats

Equipment, Implements, Tools, Infrastructure Used to Raise These Crops:

  • Tractors
  • Combines
  • Hoes
  • Cultivators
  • Flamers
  • Harrows
  • Discs
  • Wagons
  • Augers

Production Practices Used:

  • Conventional and organic practices

Certified Organic?  Yes

Livestock Raised?  None

Any Farm Employees?  Yes

Farm Organizational Structure:   Combinations

Farm Programs Used:

  • Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
  • Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
  • Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
  • Crop insurance – (revenue insurance)

Special Business Software Used? None

How are Crops Marketed?

  • Contract
  • Wholesale

Other Background

  • Aaron is a fifth-generation family farmer