North Valley Organics is an official demonstration farm for the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA). In collaboration with the Southwest Region of the Soil Health Division of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS – USDA), we educate the public on sustainable and organic farming practices. Call us for information on visiting the farm.
Minor is also available for consultation on a variety of issues related to organic and sustainable farming including:
- holistic farm planning
- no-till / low-till farming practices
- cover crop selection
- compost tea
- food safety issues (GAP)
- navigating the USDA grant application process
Minor is a licensed NM contractor and can consult on farm infrastructure, water control structures, metal building construction and other projects.
Minor also has a full suite of no-till / low-till farm implements and is available for tractor work. Fees for consultation and tractor work are reasonable and references are available.
Minor has published two monographs through support from the Western Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). These monographs are available for downloading. Please contact Minor with any questions regarding these publications.
Operation of a Subsurface Drip Irrigation system Under Organic Standards
Aerated Compost Tea: A Field Guide to Production Methods under the Food Safety Modernization Act
USDA North Valley Organics Webinar