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.
EFAO is excited to launch a pilot Small Grains Program that will support Ontario farmers wanting to diversify their crop rotation by adding a small grain followed by a legume cover crop or forage crop. Read about the inspiration for this program and other details.