In this clip from "What's Organic About Organic," organic farmer Andy Grant explains the philosophy behind organic agriculture and the importance it places on building up the soil.
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About Andy Grant:
Andy Grant graduated from Colorado State University in 1980 with a BS in Agriculture Business and Farm & Ranch Management. He has been actively involved in Vegetable and Grain Agriculture since 1975. He has extensive experience in the production of most vegetables in Northern Colorado and understand the success or limitations of all varieties. He has also developed the pack and merchandising of these vegetables to meet and exceed the expectation of the Produce Industry. At the same time, Andy has developed the merchandising and labeling ahead of the curve within the retail marketplace
Andy received the Ag Marketing award in Colorado from the National Agri-marketing Association. He served on the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association for 6 years and the Board of Directors for the Organic Materials Review Institute for 3 years. He was also named the ‘Exporter of the Year’ in Colorado by the National Agri-Marketing Association
In 2006, in cooperation with Nth degree of Ft. Collins, Andy developed a Squash marketing and merchandising program that received the Gold Award (highest) from the International Academy of Visual Arts.