Sr. Remote Inspect
Broadfork FarmOwner: Janet Aardema and Dan Gagnon
9501 Deer Range Rd
Moseley, VA 23120
daytime phone: (804) 335-5344
Web site: http://www.broadforkfarm.net
Application Date: 2019-11-19
- Your Name *
- Daniel Gagnon
- Please check all that apply. *
- For how many years have you managed or worked on a CNG-certified farm? *
- 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)? *
- Please indicate the place/s where you have farmed, including farm name, town, state, and country. *
- Broadfork Farm, Moseley, VA, 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)? *
- Off-farm trainings: Soil mineral balancing (Dan Kittredge - Bionutrient Food Association) , soil microbiology (Elaine Ingham - Virginia State University day class), Elaine Pollushuk (Advanced Vegetable Production Intensive + Farming for Profit), Pam Dawling (Winter Growing Intensive).
- Please briefly describe your experience with mentoring, training, or advising other farmers, if any.
- Our farm has run a successful farm apprenticeship program for the last 6 years. We have developed a curriculum that covers all major aspects of running and operating a small diversified vegetable farm.
- What aspect of your farming operation are you most proud of? *
- Our apprenticeship program and our community outreach.
- 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.) *
- Oh geez...consistent high quality salad mix production for our customers. Or maybe, in our local farming community, that we are both farm nerds and love talking about technical farming stuff.
- What do you appreciate about Certified Naturally Grown?
- I appreciate that CNG always has its finger on the pulse of its growers. I feel like CNG is open and responsive to member feedback. Also, I appreciate that CNG is on a continual path of development and improvement (just like most farms), unlike certified organic which seems to be continually water-downed by corporate interests.
- You may use this space to tell us anything else you think we should know.