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Organic Grain Trials and Transition Farm Tour

West Alexandria, OH 

Thursday, August 30, 2018
9:30 a.m.

Join the Filbrun family on this farm tour double-header. Dale Filbrun of Morning Sun Farm is an early organic pioneer, first becoming OEFFA certified in 1995. The farm focuses on organic egg production and produces its own feed grain. During this stop, attendees will viisit the layer houses, tour the Great Harvest Seed grain trial plots, and observe the mechanical cultivation equipment used on the farm. The tour will continue at the adjacent Sonlight Acres for a discussion about transitioning land into organic management. Kenton Filbrun will address various transition strategies, effective approved fertility products, and the path he has followed toward organic certification. After the tour, the Filbruns invite you to a farmstead lunch sponsored in part by Great Harvest Seed.

Registration: If you plan to stay for the lunch, RSVP by August 20 by calling (513) 267-0148 or emailing sonlightacres@gmail.com.

From I-70, take Exit 14 for Rte. 503, and drive south approximately 11 miles. The farm is on the left. From I-75, take Exit 32 for Rte. 122, and drive west approximately 20 miles into the village of Gratis. Turn left on Franklin St. and right on the second cross street, Ada Doty St./Rte. 503 N. The farm is on the right in approximately 3 miles.

This OEFFA event is part of the 2018 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series, featuring farm tours, workshops, and other events. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. For a complete schedule, go to www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

Sonlight Acres/Morning Sun Farm

3993 State Rte. 503 S
West Alexandria, OH 45381

Contact:
Kenton and Dale Filbrun / (513) 267-0148 /

http://www.oeffa.org/q/2018farmtours

 

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