Community Involvement,

 

470

   

  Observations on Access to Organic Food,

 

470

   

 Research and Policy Concerns,

 

470

   

  Farm Programs,

 

470

   

  Research Participation and Needs,

 

470

   

 Sustainability,

 

471

   

  Farm Transition Issues,

 

471

   

  Labor as a Limiting Factor,

 

471

   

 Observations and Conclusions,

 

472

   

 Rosmann Family Farm,

 

473

   

 Background and History,

 

473

   

 Farm Production System,

 

474

   

  Crops,

 

474

   

  Planting,

 

474

   

  Yields,

 

474

   

  Inputs,

 

474

   

  Livestock,

 

475

   

  Hogs,

 

475

   

  Cattle,

 

475

   

  Poultry,

 

476

   

  Pest Management,

 

476

   

  Pasture Management,

 

476

   

  Equipment,

 

477

   

  Labor,

 

477

   

  Nutrient Management,

 

477

   

 Natural Resources, Energy, and Climate Change,

 

478

   

  Water,

 

478

   

  Energy and Carbon Concerns,

 

478

   

 Marketing, Business Management, and Financial,

 

478

   

  Marketing,

 

478

   

  Certifications,

 

479

   

  Finance and Business Management,

 

479

   

 Social and Community Considerations,

 

479

   

  Federal Farm Programs,

 

480

   

 Risk, Challenges, and Changes,

 

481

   

 Observations and Conclusions,

 

481

   

 Zenner Farm,

 

482

   

 Background and History,

 

482

   

 Farm Production System,

 

483

   

  Soils and Growing Conditions,

 

483

   

  Crops and Rotations,

 

483

   

  Fertility Program,

 

484

   

  Direct Seeding,

 

484

   

  Disease and Pest Management Issues,

 

485

   

 Natural Resources and Wildlife Concerns,

 

486

   

 Marketing, Business Management, and Financials,

 

486

   

  Financials,

 

488

   

 Social and Community Considerations,

 

488

   

  Labor,

 

488



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