Who is Gary Zimmer?
was raised on a dairy farm in northeastern Wisconsin.
He received training in dairy nutrition, earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree from the University of Hawaii (1970).
fter achieving his educational goals, he spent the next five years teaching a farm operation and management course at Winona Area Technical Institute, Winona, Minnesota.
In addition to nutrition, he
was required to teach courses in crops, soils and farm finance.
approach to teaching included outside speakers, on-farm projects, field trips and much study.
has always asked questions and looked at many ways of farming with an open mind.
This led him to discover The Albrecht Papers, Brookside consulting training, work as a private consultant in southeastern Minnesota, and ultimately to promote a better understanding and appreciation of biological farming.
For the last 25 years, Gary Zimmer
has been evaluating farming practices which has presented him with many interesting observations and methods for successful biological farming.
In the fall of 1979, Gary
family moved to Spring Green, Wisconsin, where, in the early I980s, he
and three partners started Midwestern Bio-Ag
With their main emphasis on education, Midwestern Bio-Ag
currently works with more than 3,500 farms and has 75 trained consultants.
Besides being president of Midwestern Bio-Ag, for the last five years, Gary has also managed the Bio-Ag Learning Center, a livestock and crop demonstration farm where he tests products and methods for successful biological farming.
Otter Creek Organic Farm is also operated and co-owned with his
About the DVD "BFA Biological Roadshow 2011"Gary
is an early adopter of biological farming.
A practical, award winning organic farmer, world renowned consultant, entertaining speaker.
Find out which chemicals lock up vital & essential trace elements.
latest book: "Advancing Biological Farming" reveals his
is dedicated to restore soils.
Joel, BFA member, formerly with Soil Foodweb, made it clear that the soil life is all important.
Revealing the science of the soil biology, another piece of the jigsaw which is essential for all farmers to know.
Here are some of the clips and articles that we have with Gary Zimmer
- Dig a hole and observe the subsoil and aerate Part 4
- What lives in your soil?
: What are Farmers Jobs?
Maximise photosynthesis Part 3 of 3
: What are Farmers Jobs?
Balance those minerals Part 2 of 3
: What is Soil Fertility?
Part 1 of 3