How much do you know about mechanical weeding?
On this episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, we’re joined by Sam Oschwald Tilton who is the organizer of the upcoming Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day in Ohio. After earning his Master’s degree in Horticulture from Michigan State, Sam has worked many roles in vegetable farming from tool development to teaching on sustainable horticulture. He currently serves as a Direct Market Vegetable Educator offering education and support to Milwaukee-area vegetable growers.
Tune in to hear all about the latest in weeds and cultivation.
In this episode, you’ll hear…
- About Sam’s inspiration to get started in farming 1:40
- How a farmer would get started in mechanizing their farm work 4:03
- What is in Sam’s weed seed bank 8:56
- About the roles of extension offices in farming 23:24
- All about the upcoming Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day 30:10
- About the many different weed control vendors that are attending the Field Day 35:09
About the Guest:
Sam Oschwald Tilton serves in a shared position between FairShare and UW-Madison Extension as a Direct Market Vegetable Educator offering education and support to Milwaukee-area vegetable growers. He also organizes the annual Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day.
Sam has worked in many roles on vegetable farms in Wisconsin – as a field hand, running his own CSA, and managing an educational farm in Sheboygan. He has a Master’s degree in Horticulture from Michigan State, where he researched organic weed control. And for three years, he was an instructor of Sustainable Landscape Horticulture at Lakeshore Technical College. Sam especially appreciates sharing his love of plants with children in his community.
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