We are extremely excited to offer a newsletter that is focused on providing the organic community with current information that can help them in their operations. While talking with organic farmers recently we found there was a gap in available information. Our existing newsletter covers a lot of issues for conventional Ag, but there is very little overlap with organic crop production. We don’t consider one form of crop production better than the other, but recognize that they are different. Those differences in production methods and feedback from organic farmers led us to see the necessity for both an organic newsletter and conventional farming newsletter. Providing two newsletters will allow us to provide more articles relevant to each community.
A big part of the organic culture is a community that shares ideas with each other. It is our goal to continue to be a part of that community and flow of information. We will have a list of upcoming organic events on every newsletter. We also post links to these events here on our Organic Event Calendar and share the details on our Ag Facebook page. Flow of information goes both ways and we are here to listen and learn. If you have an event you would like us to add to the newsletter or website, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. If you have a suggestion for an article, an author, or you want to discuss something we printed in a newsletter, we would love to hear from you. At Flanagan State Bank, we feel the best way to ensure we’re successfully serving the organic community is to hear from you and listen to any and all feedback.