Cultivating Farm Resilience for a Changing Climate
Friday, August 16 | 1 – 4:30 p.m. | Harlan, IA
The Rosmanns use nature-based climate resilience practices on their diversified, organic livestock and crop farm. They will highlight how they work small grains into their field crop rotations and use cover crops for rotational grazing. They will also discuss their farrow-to-finish swine operation. Invited speakers for this field day will touch on resilient farm planning, water quality and cultivating community resilience.
Ron Rosmann and Maria Vakulskas Rosmann
David Rosmann and Becky Tompkins-Rosmann
Daniel Rosmann and Ellen Walsh-Rosmann
Mark Rosmann (USDA Foreign Agricultural Service)
Art Cullen – Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of The Storm Lake Times
Dr. Richard Cruse – Professor, ISU Department of Agronomy
Laura Lengnick – Author and consultant, Cultivating Resilience, LLC.
Rosmann Family Farms grows and markets diverse crops and livestock on 700 certified organic acres. The farm consists of cattle, hogs, egg layers and a range of crops, including popcorn, soybeans, corn, small grains, hay and pasture, annual forages and cover crops. Maria operates the farm store, Farm Sweet Farm. Ellen and Daniel operate FarmTable Delivery and a restaurant, Milk & Honey in Harlan, featuring local foods.
- Rotational grazing
- Grazing cover crops
- Small grains
- Organic crops
- Organic livestock production
- Blue River Organic Seed
- Iowa Farmers Union
- Albert Lea Seed
- Iowa Organic Association
- Pipeline Foods
- Riverside Feeds, LLC.
- Organic Valley- CROPP Cooperative – Organic Prairie
- Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)
LOCATION: 1222 Ironwood Road Harlan 51537
From Harlan: Go 2 miles west on IA Hwy 44 to Ironwood Road and turn right (north). Go 2.25 miles until you see the farm on the left (west) side of the road.
Note: GPS or Google Maps may direct you to minimum-maintenance roads, which may be impassable during rainy conditions.
A meal will follow the field day, with food provided by Milk & Honey and Rosmann Family Farms.
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