Home » PHOTOS: Day 2 of the 2022 On-Farm Intensive PHOTOS: Day 2 of the 2022 On-Farm Intensive September 1, 2022 We recently returned from beautiful Lone Rock, Wisconsin, where the 2022 On-Farm Intensive with Zimmer Ag event took place on Gary Zimmer’s Otter Creek Organic Farm and Twin Creeks Farm. The two-day event featured workshops both inside and out in the fields with expert speakers including Gary Zimmer, Leilani Zimmer Durand, Patrick Michaels, Karl Dallefeld and David Knaus. Topics ranged from the principles of biological farming to cover crops, perennial crops, carbon-smart farming, economics of ecological farming, and more! We already shared a lot of our photos from Day 1 of the event in this blog post here. Now scroll down for photos from Day 2 – or check them out on our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn). Stay up to date on all events with Acres U.S.A. by signing up for our weekly News & Announcements email newsletter here. Day 2 – Getting Started Day 2 got off to an early start, but that’s rarely a problem for farmers! Attendees gathered at the barn for a quick talk from Gary, before heading off to one of the fields at Otter Creek Organic Farm. Morning light hits greenery near the barn where attendees gather for Day 2 of the 2022 On-Farm Intensive with Zimmer Ag. Gary Zimmer signs a copy of his book The Biological Farmer for one of the 2022 On-Farm Intensive attendees before the session begins on Day 2. Gary Zimmer gives a brief morning talk before heading out to the fields on Day 2 of the 2022 On-Farm Intensive with Zimmer Ag. Field Trip – Otter Creek Organic Farm Morning fog still lingered in the field as 2022 On-Farm Intensive attendees made their way to Gary Zimmer’s Otter Creek Organic Farm near Lone Rock, Wisconsin. Gary discussed the state of the field, his current and future plans for it, and tactics for transitioning to biological agriculture systems. The first field visit of the day. Digging up the soil at Gary Zimmer’s Otter Creek Organic Farm. Gary Zimmer points out various aspects of his field. Discussion revolved around the health of the soil in the field. Gary Zimmer discussion transitioning agriculture tactics in the field. 2022 On-Farm Intensive attendees getting their hands dirty! Gary Zimmer presents on transitional strategies for biological farming. Gary Zimmer presents in the field of Otter Creek Organic Farm at the 2022 On-Farm Intensive with Zimmer Ag. Gary Zimmer presents on the field of Otter Creek Organic Farm. Gary Zimmer bends down to examine a shovelful of soil with 2022 On-Farm Intensive attendees. Discussion around plants occurs among the 2022 On-Farm Intensive attendees. Equipment for the Field After returning to Twin Creeks Farm, Gary Zimmer showed the 2022 On-Farm Intensive attendees some of the equipment he uses on his farms. Farm equipment on Gary Zimmer’s field. Gary Zimmer beside his farming equipment. The 2022 On-Farm Intensive attendees inspect the farm equipment. Gary Zimmer explains why he chose the equipment he has and what benefits it brings to his farm. In the Classroom – Soil Testing After plenty of fresh air, and when the coolness of the morning was at last burned away from by the sun, the On-Farm Intensive attendees returned to the barn for more information on soil testing. For these sessions, Gary Zimmer was joined by David Knaus, a 2022 Healthy Soil Summit speaker and founder of Apical Crop Science LLC, a Portland, Oregon, area ag-tech company that leverages modern laboratory analytics, online data science and complex organic crop inputs. David Knaus, 2022 Healthy Soil Summit speaker and founder of Apicol, gives an in-depth presentation on soil testing. Gary Zimmer presents the final session of the 2022 On-Farm Intensive with Zimmer Ag about soil testing. Gary Zimmer presents the final session of the 2022 On-Farm Intensive with Zimmer Ag about soil testing. A Successful Event! We’d like to offer a sincere Thank You to all those who attended the 2022 On-Farm Intensive with Zimmer Ag. We wish you well in your endeavors to raise to the next level with your operations! Keep up to date with Acres U.S.A. for future events and on-farm intensives by signing up for our News & Announcements email newsletter. Thank you Wisconsin – until next time!