Join us on Wednesday, December 14 to learn from guest farmer Stephen Kraszewski of Mason’s Heritage Farm. Stephen farms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with his wife Katherine’s family farm, helping run their seasonal produce market as well as co-managing her father’s 930-acre organic grain operation.
Steve’s introduction to farming began on his family’s pasture-raised cow/calf operation in upstate NY where he also attended Cornell University’s ag school. In Maryland, he worked as a nutrient management planner for Maryland Extension and as a USDA NRCS Conservation Planner. He began farming full-time with his father-in-law, Bill, in 2013. His career has provided him with an understanding of soil agronomics, soil biodiversity, row cropping techniques, day-to-day farm operations, and the unique challenges and opportunities faced by many farmers.
The Mason family works to reduce farm inputs, maximize nutrient availability, enhance soil biological and ecological functions, and reduce reliance on tillage. The organic grain operation is part of the PASA / Million Acre Challenge Soil Health Benchmark Study. We look forward to seeing you, virtually, on December 14th!
The goal of the Million Acre Challenge is to support farmers in building healthy soils on one million acres of Maryland agricultural land by 2030. By joining the Challenge, you show your commitment to putting your boots on the pathway to a profitable, resilient future for your farm with healthy soils as the foundation.