DEAR NEW FARM:
We’re considering growing organic wheat and need certification,
production and marketing information. We’d really like
to link with someone who is doing this in either eastern Colorado
or western Kansas, that is, someone with similar weather conditions.
We asked our good friend Bob Quinn, a fourth generation wheat
farmer and pioneer organic grain grower, for his advice. Here’s
what Bob had to offer (read Bob's own story at Organic
Wheat Production Yields Premium Prices and Eliminates Seasonal
Loans and You’ll
not see nothing like the mighty Quinn):
“I would suggest Heartland Mills (Mark Nightengale)
in Marenthal, Kansas (Route 1 Box 2, 67863; 316-379-4472).
I recommend them highly; they are very fine people and honest
to deal with. They can certainly help with all three areas
Since these folks are in Colorado, the Colorado Organic
Certification Pogram may be their best bet for certification
Thank you, Bob.
Well, Margaret, recommendations just don’t come any
better than that. Good luck, and let us know how you make
out. (By the way, here’s the link to the Colorado Organic
Certification Program: www.ag.state.co.us/DPI/Organic/organic.html.
us with comments, suggestions and questions.