Making Better Decisions for Better Soil Health
October 7, 2017
Tikkun Olam Research and Teaching Farm
3639 Scenic Avenue
Central Point, OR
Would you like to see state-of-the-art research on techniques and tools for no-till Market Gardens?
Do you want to learn more about improving soil health and other regenerative cropping practices?
Are you interested in making better decisions for your farm or business?
Our Tikkun Olam Farm Day is part of HMI’s Open Gate Learning Series. Open Gates are peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced facilitators and producers.
Holistic Management works with nature, not against it. We will discuss planet and animal-friendly management techniques that lead to richer soil, improved water containment, nutrient-dense food, more successful farms and ranches, and thriving communities.
Come and be a part of this on-the-ground learning day, connect with others who care about a healthy food system and help strengthen your local communities. Because we all have a stake in the way our food is grown.
What to Expect
At the Tikkun Olam Farm Day, you will…
- Learn how Holistic Management enables producers to better manage risk, make better decisions and enjoy the benefits of regenerative agriculture.
- Meet Scott Goode and Anna Eichner and learn how they have developed a holistic goal to improve their decision making and results.
- Learn about FSA loans and other USDA programs and opportunities.
- Enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch of farm fresh food.
- See first hand demonstrations of state-of-the-art solar powered and hand tools to improve market gardening results.
- Learn about holistic cropping planning and how it benefits your quality of life and financial concerns while regenerating your soil.
- Begin creating your own holistic goal and learn how to make better decisions on your farm.
- Share information with and learn from other experienced producers.
Advanced registration is $25 per person (includes lunch). You can register for the Tikkun Olam Farm Day by clicking on the button to the right. On-line registration closes Oct 2, 2017. Walk in registration is $35 per person, if available. Register soon, as we have limited space available.
Sorry, registration fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to register online, please fill out the HMI Event Registration Form and mail along with your check or money order to:HMI Registration Dept.
5941 Jefferson St. NE, Ste B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Lunch is included in ticket price. Please let us know if you have any special dietary restrictions.
This is a rain or shine event. We will be spending parts of the day out on the land, and boots or other enclosed protective footwear, as well as long pants, are recommended. Please bring your own water bottle.
|Saturday||October 7, 2017|
|9:30 AM||Welcome and HMI Overview - A. Boudro|
|9:40 AM||Tikkun Olam - Our Experience Setting Our Holistic Goal - S. Goode|
|10:00 AM||Who is Your Team? Setting Your Holistic Goal - A. Boudro (Individual Exercise and Group Discussion)|
|10:50 AM||Holistic Decision Making - A. Boudro|
|11:10 AM||How Holistic Decision Making drives our operation - S. Goode|
|11:45 AM||FSA Programs - P. Morton|
|Noon||Lunch - Farm Fresh food! Opportunity to meet with FSA's P. Morton|
|1:00 PM||Farm Tour: Making Decisions for Soil Health|
|3:00 PM||Holistic Cropping Planning Overview - A. Boudro|
|3:30 PM||Group Exercise: Making Holistic Decisions on your Farm/Ranch|
|4:00 PM||Q&A and Evaluations|
Tikkun Olam Research and Teaching Farm
Tikkun Olam Research and Teaching Farm occupies 3 acres of a 17-acre parcel where state-of -the-art methods gleaned from conferences, workshops, and research are applied in field trials and presented in classes and workshops on-site and through Oregon State University Extension Service facilities. The focus of our work is in testing and developing techniques in no-till Market Garden agriculture, utilizing solar powered machinery and hand tools.
PLEASE PARK at Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District Office: 89 Alder, Central Point to condense cars (carpool), as there is limited parking on site.
Central Point, OR
From Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District Office to Tikkun Olam Farm, 3639 Scenic Avenue:
Head west on Alder St. and turn right on South Front St.
Head north almost 1.5 miles to Scenic Ave. and turn left onto Scenic Ave.
Drive 7/10 of a mile on Scenic Ave, where you will be turning right on to the lane to the Tikkum Olam Farm house.
As you approach the turn off to the house, you will pass through an S turn and then begin climbing a small hill. There will be a white plastic fence on your left and a wooden picket fence with an undulating top on your right as you go up the hill.
Where the picket fence on the right ends, take the gravel lane off to your right; there will be a concrete irrigation box on your left as you enter the lane; our address marker (3639) is visible among several such address markers just above the concrete irrigation box.
Continue down the gravel lane all the way until the gravel drive veers off to the right.
Our house is the tan 2 story house and garage on the right.
Angela Boudro, Holistic Management Professional Certified Educator
Angela Boudro has worked in agriculture her entire life and has experience on small and large farms with a wide variety of animals, markets and clients. She earned her B.S. in Animal Science and Agricultural Communications at Purdue University and an M.S. in Animal Science at UC Davis. She previously owned and operated a brush control business using goats, specializing in the management of invasive plants and fuels reduction. She and her husband also started an aquaponics-based farm, and currently produce grass-fed lamb, pastured eggs and honey. Angie is passionate about regenerative agriculture and works as an independent contractor and consultant, where she contracts with various agencies and individuals, consults with private landowners, and teaches a variety of courses.
Scott Goode, Tikkun Olam Research & Teaching Farm
Scott Goode is a retired environmental scientist who worked in water treatment, bio-remediation, and modeling the role of biological and environmental factors in soil and water chemistry.
He is currently developing farm-based carbon sequestration, no-till, no-petroleum cultivation techniques, and biological water treatment technologies. The focus of this work is to employ an advanced understanding of biological systems to enhance food production while shrinking its carbon footprint.
Phil Morton, County Executive Director, USDA Farm Service Agency
Phil Morton has dedicated his adult life to working in the world of natural resources. For more than 14 years, he has worked with agricultural producers and appreciates the struggles producers face to provide our nation with a source of safe and affordable food and fiber. He is dedicated to assisting local producers access FSA program assistance.
He graduated from Southeastern Illinois College with a degree in Forest Technology and began his professional career in Illinois as a soil Conservationist Aide for what is now called the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). In 1984 he began work for the Forest Service in various positions and locations throughout Oregon until he joined the USDA Farm Service Agency in 2003. In January 2017, Phil became the Executive Director for Douglas, Jackson, and Josephine Counties.
Thank you to the generous support of our Sponsors for helping to make this day possible:
Thank You to our Collaborators
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Our Open Gate series offers organizations, agencies and businesses a great opportunity to network with farmers, ranchers and consumers interested in sustainable agricultural ideas, products and services. We offer a variety of affordable Sponsorship Opportunities to connect you with our community. Please email Stephanie von Ancken at [email protected] for more information.