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DIGITAL CONNECTION: Visitors who go to the Rodale Institute for their annual Organic Field Day will be meeting digitally this year as the field day will be held virtually from July 13-17.

Rodale Institute schedules online organic field day

The virtual event, featuring prerecorded presentations and Q&A sessions with experts, will be held July 13-17.

In response to coronavirus guidelines in the state of Pennsylvania, Rodale Institute in Kutztown will hold its Annual Organic Field Day virtually this year.

This is an event that typically includes wagon tours of Rodale’s 333-acre Kutztown headquarters and presentations from Rodale Institute research trials. This year’s virtual event takes place July 13-17, widening access to people all over the world. Registration is $25.

Registrants will be able to access more than 15 prerecorded, in-field video presentations at their convenience, as well as attend live Q&A sessions with experts, to be scheduled at various times throughout the week.

Presentations include topics such as:

  • the principles of regenerative organic agriculture
  • organic no-till and cover crops
  • organic apple orchards
  • treatment-free beekeeping
  • Rodale Institute research trials, such as the Farming Systems Trial and the Vegetable Systems Trial
  • industrial hemp
  • pollinator habitats
  • composting

Previous Organic Field Day events saw more than 400 visitors to the Rodale Institute farm, including some international attendees.  

“While we love each year to welcome our organic community to the farm in Kutztown, we are excited about the opportunity to make our research available to an audience across the globe in 2020,” says Jeff Moyer, Rodale Institute CEO. “Rodale Institute is committed to upholding the standards of education and research that we have provided to the agriculture community for over 70 years, and this new virtual format allows us to build on that commitment in new and innovative ways.”

Those who register for the event will receive login instructions via email prior to July 13. During that week, the credentials provided will allow access to over 15 video presentations. The videos can be viewed all at once or individually and can be replayed over the course of the week. Presentations range from 15-20 minutes long.

A schedule for the live Q&A video sessions will be announced soon.  

Visit the Rodale Institute online to register for the Organic Field Day.

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