New York, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2013
On August 12, Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and advocate of sustainable agriculture, discusses the importance of events that promote organic farming, such as “organic field days.”
According to a July 17 article published by Times Daily entitled, “Growers Learn To Go Organic,” a small Alabama farm held a vegetable production field day, sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, to attract new people to the organic farming industry. The event offered a variety of workshops focused on the production of organic vegetables, with a wide range of topics, including “properly calibrating insecticide sprayers to minimize the amount of chemicals being used to utilizing certain types of plants that can repel harmful insects.”
Philippe van den Bossche, an impact investor and an advocate of sustainable agriculture, says, “Events like these are becoming more mainstream around the country, providing important information about producing and maintaining organic farms. These events teach newcomers how to break into the organic farming industry.”
April Hubbs, who currently manages Tune Farm in Falkville, Alabama, the state’s first certified organic farm, attended this year’s event and said the field day was “a good opportunity to take advantage of the knowledge and information offered by the extension service” and that the event provided her with “a chance to network with other organic farmers, helping to create a better farming community.”
Philippe van den Bossche is an impact entrepreneur and investor and Chairman/ Owner of Advancing Eco Agriculture (AEA), a leading organic agricultural and horticultural consulting and manufacturing company located in Middlefield, Ohio. AEA provides consulting services and specialty nutritional products to farms throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. van den Bossche is an advocate for organic farming and agriculture.