Sr. Remote Inspect

Hole in the Woods Farm

Owner: Chad Gard

Address:
6738 E 750 N
Culver, IN 46511
Pulaski County

daytime phone: (574) 968-7638
Web site: http://www.holeinthewoodsfarm.com

Application Date: 2020-11-30

Farming History

Your Name *
Chad Gard
Please check all that apply. *








For how many years have you managed or worked on a CNG-certified farm? *
10
How many years of experience total do you have managing a farming operation that’s managed according to CNG/organic principles (whether certified or not)? *
10
Please indicate the place/s where you have farmed, including farm name, town, state, and country. *
Hole in the Woods Farm, Culver, IN USA

Types of Farming & Expertise

Please check the box corresponding to the types of operations with which you have at least three years of experience.












What type of training have you received in farming practices (on-farm and off-farm)? *
GAP, ServSafe Manager (not really farming, but food safety, so I find it related), multiple workshops, classes, and field days via Purdue University, various online courses
Please briefly describe your experience with mentoring, training, or advising other farmers, if any.
As market master for the Culver Farmers' Market, I mentor our other vendors, including production, food safety, and business aspects. This is mostly informal mentoring, though we do have periodic training workshops.
What aspect of your farming operation are you most proud of? *
The integration of multiple enterprises to work towards a regenerative system that also builds community.
What aspect of your farming operation are you most known for? (This could be a particular crop beloved by customers or an uncommon production method that other farmers would appreciate.) *
Salad greens
What do you appreciate about Certified Naturally Grown?
The collaborative peer-guarantee system. It is like bi-directional free professional development. completely different than USDA Organic!
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