Join the team! EFAO is seeking an outgoing, collaborative and detail-oriented program manager with research experience to join the staff team as Small Grains Program Manager.
As a collaborator on the Living Lab – Ontario initiative, the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) is one of 10 partners who will facilitate on-farm research trials focused on reduced tillage and continuous cover. EFAO will support two trials, one in organic field crop production and one in organic vegetable production.
It is well known that extending field crop rotations by adding small grains, such as wheat, barley, oats, triticale, spelt, or rye, has many ecological benefits. Here, we describe the economic benefits as well.
Read the story of a farm’s evolution across three generations of family farmers, from conventional to organic production.
Program participants will receive payment of $40/acre on up to 100 acres to add a small grain for harvest in 2021 and follow it with a cover crop or forage crop with at least one legume species.