Phase 1 of Reuschel’s Sustainable Demonstration Farm

1999 Annual Report for FNC99-283

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1999: $3,800.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
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Phase 1 of Reuschel’s Sustainable Demonstration Farm

Summary

Few off-farm children and adults know about agriculture or the origin of their food. Sustainable farms could serve as sites of school visits, educational projects and research.

Objective: To organize an educational, scientific and demonstrative sustainable agricultural operation.

The producer converted a 144-acre farm near the restored, historic Golden Windmill grain mill in Illinois to allow the public to view the production and processing of grain.

Results: The producer formed a 12-member advisory board, which represents federal, state and not-for-profit organizations. He also developed a field day presentation to promote his project to future sponsors.