Sr. Remote Inspect

Rutherford Farm

Owner: Chuck Rutherford

82 Reed Valley Road
Fayetteville, AR 72704
Washington County

daytime phone: (479) 301-3892
evening phone: (479) 582-1967

Application Date: 2020-11-03

Farming History

Your Name *
Chuck Rutherford
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. *
Rutherford Farm, Fayetteville, AK, USA (no farm name), California, Fullerton

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)? *
College degree in Environmental Soils and Water Science
Please briefly describe your experience with mentoring, training, or advising other farmers, if any.
Not other than people asking questions about how to do things. 4H advisor for a little while.
What aspect of your farming operation are you most proud of? *
I have a passion for growing tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.
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.) *
Tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.
What do you appreciate about Certified Naturally Grown?
I'm a big believer in chemical free farming, and have been practicing that before CNG existed. CNG fits into the way I do things.
You may use this space to tell us anything else you think we should know.
We've been growing black raspberries for the past 5 years and they've become pretty popular - we even sell the plants at the farmers market. We also started growing elderberry.