Vegetables on Trial: May Organic Farmer Researcher Network Meeting

May 2, 2024, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Six years, 40 counties, 175 gardeners, 750 trials--impressive numbers for a variety trial program! Ed Brown, OSU Extension educator in Athens county, will join us on Thursday, May 2 to talk about the variety trial he coordinates with home gardeners around the state. Ed will share insight into how participants, varieties, and results are managed in this trial. As our network investigates starting an organic variety trials for commercial growers, we hope to learn from the experience of others. 

Connection Details

Farmers, educators, researchers, and other interested individuals are welcome to join us on the first Thursday of each month to discuss a variety of topics related to organic production research. If you have questions or ideas, please contact one of our group leaders: Johnnie Speicher (OEFFA), Denise Natoli Brooks (Central State University), or Cassy Brown (Ohio State). 

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