Big Plans for Indiana Farm
The recent donation of a 226-acre farm near Peru, Indiana will provide Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI) the opportunity to broaden the organization’s reach and impact. Short term, for 2014 – 2016, the farm has been rented to a young farmer from nearby Wabash who will farm it organically and grow alfalfa on the acreage. This will result in the institute being able to USDA certify the land as organic in early 2017. If the alfalfa stand is good at the end of three years, the same farmer will grow and sell organic alfalfa for the next two years.