Monday, July 27, 2009
Farm Visit: Kings Hill Farm
This previous week I was able to take part in an amazing opportunity here at Michael Fields. The basic program is providing students with the opportunity to go work, live and learn from other farm operations around the state. I chose Kings Hill Farm, near Mineral Point, WI. Kings Hill a very large farm compared to our operation here at Michael Fields. They have forty acres in annual vegetable production and lots of perennial/ permaculture designs are in the establishment phase. This opportunity was an amazing way to see what other farms are doing, how the manage their fields, market their produce and utilize their employees. This week also taught me a great deal about working on a large farm, including the energy and commitment that is needed to make it through the days.