Back in 2013, Ray and I got an inquiry from “a farmer in Germany” who was preparing a seminar on soil health and reduced tillage and wanted more information on what we were doing. He did not send a picture (why would he?), so I drew upon a stereotype in my head and figured he was middle-aged. I know, I shouldn’t make assumptions. Apparently, Ray was prone to similar assumptions, and when I later sent him photos from Jan’s visit to Maine, he dubbed him “Young Jan.” Well, Young Jan is giving an eOrganic webinar on January 20th about their reduced tillage work using cover crops, roller/crimpers, and “cut and carry” mulch in Germany.
It’s interesting work and Jan is creative, pragmatic, open about successes and failures, and keen on international collaboration to advance reduced tillage in organic vegetable production.
Can’t attend the webinar? I will write a summary here on the blog, but then you won’t get to ask Young Jan your own questions.