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We’ll Be on Gary Zimmer’s Farm Next Week! Will You Join Us?

The 2022 On-Farm Intensive with Zimmer Ag starts next week! From Aug. 22-23, attendees will be walking through the fields at Otter Creek Organic Farm in Lone Rock, Wisconsin.

on-farm in gary zimmer's field
Attendees learn in Gary Zimmer’s field during the 2021 On-Farm Intensive last July.

Luckily, there’s still time to be a part of this incredible event! You can learn more at or scroll down to get a breakdown of the content and speakers.

In-depth learning

Get right in the middle of the action on a working farm that puts profitable soil health management first. In this small group environment, you’ll engage with world-renowned experts, using all five senses to learn.

Day 1 Agenda

The first day on the farm will include:

  • Introduction to Biological Farming by Gary Zimmer
  • Integrating the Right Cover Crops by Gary Zimmer and Karl Dallefeld of Prairie Creek Seed
  • Carbon-Smart Farming by Leilani Zimmer Durand
  • Perennial Crops by Gary Zimmer & Keefe Keeley of the Savanna Institute
  • Soil Biology & Fertility by Gary Zimmer and Leilani Zimmer Durand
  • … and more!
Gary Zimmer in blueberry field
Gary Zimmer stops for a discussion in his blueberry field during the 2021 On-Farm Intensive event.

Day 2 Agenda

The second day on the farm will include:

  • Transitioning Your Farm by Gary Zimmer
  • Field Learning: Machinery & Equipment by Gary Zimmer
  • Testing Your Soil – Conventional Tests by Gary Zimmer & David Knaus
  • Testing Your Soil – Evolving Practices by Gary Zimmer & David Knaus
  • Organic Research Update by Erin Silva
  • …. and more!
Equipment on Gary Zimmer's farm.
Equipment on Gary Zimmer’s farm.

Expert Speakers

In addition to having the benefit of being on the ground at the event, attendees will hear presentations from a number of helpful experts.

Gary Zimmer

Gary Zimmer standing in field

Raised on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Gary Zimmer is a world-renowned farmer, author, speaker, and biological farming consultant with over 35 years’ experience in agriculture.  He has helped thousands of farmers to improve their operations, starting with the soil and building to a profitable, successful farming operation.  Gary is the founder of Midwestern BioAg, and runs Otter Creek Organic Farm together with his family.

Leilani Zimmer Durand

Leilani Zimmer Durand

Leilani Zimmer-Durand grew up on her family’s farm in southwestern Wisconsin.  Zimmer-Durand is a farm consultant, ecologist and agronomic educator with 15 years’ experience in biological and organic farming.  She has written and spoken widely on soil health and fertility. Leilani is the former VP of Research and Development at Midwestern BioAg where she developed and tested carbon-based fertilizers. 

Keefe Keeley

Co-Executive Director, Savanna Institute

Keefe Keeley

Keefe helps lead the Savanna Institute’s work to advance agroforestry as a solution for land, climate, and farming communities. He is passionate about connecting agroforestry and food system work with allied efforts in economic development, social justice, and restoration ecology.

David Knaus

Apical Crop Science

David Knaus

David Knaus, the founder of Apical Crop Science LLC, is a certified International Crop Advisor with more than 15 years of experience in plant and soil science, organic crop management and college-level instruction in sustainable agriculture.

Erin Silva

University of Wisconsin

Erin Silva

Dr. Silva is a professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research includes projects involving organic no-till production, organic cover crop systems, participatory breeding and trialing in organic systems, and cost-of-production tools for diversified organic vegetable producers. 

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