Bryan O'Hara of Tobacco Road Farm Presents at Soil & Nutrition
“Based on the experiences and lessons learned over 30 years as a commercial grower, Bryan will share in-depth the details and strategies of how you can achieve efficient, profitable, earth-friendly crop production in our current environment. Starting with tillage (or lack thereof), through to harvest and sales, he will offer insights and the specific systems he employs on his own farm - covering critical topics such as no-till, soil fertility, intensive cropping, winter production, fertilizers, composting, and harvest, as well as overcoming challenges such as weeds and insects. With his own successes as testimony, Bryan will present both strategies and critical details of how one can actually making a living with a few acres of vegetables, and that it can be done in a family-friendly manner that is also in harmonious relationship with nature. Bryan O’Hara has been growing vegetables on his Connecticut farm, Tobacco Road for over 25 years. He speaks throughout the Northeast on vegetable production techniques and is known for providing “mountains of details in a concise, practical, and cohesive manner.” His farm produces high quality, nutrient-dense food using no pesticides and working with nature as much as possible in a close relationship. With an intensive focus on building the health of the soil, he employs no-till natural farming methods. Bryan also introduces indigenous microorganisms (IMOs) from the surrounding forest into his compost systems and foliar sprays to feed, protect, and invigorate their field soil and vegetable crops.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself… Bryan O’Hara is a real OG and pioneer when it comes to no-till. If you haven’t heard of his work on his farm, Tobacco Road Farm, get ready to add his name to the short list of farmers to follow (and binge on several hours of presentations). Check out an earlier collection of his talks we posted for more about the fundamentals of his farm, from prep to harvest. Spoiler alert, be on the lookout for his podcast in upcoming weeks.