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At Cross-Eyed Cricket Farms, our mission is to cultivate a harmonious relationship between nature and agriculture through simple, natural organic farming practices and responsible timber management. We are committed to promoting sustainability, earth-conscious principles, and a culture of reduce, reuse, and recycle.
By embracing the power of nature, we strive to produce high-quality, nutrient-rich food while preserving and enhancing the health of our soil, plants, and animals. Our organic farming practices prioritize the use of natural inputs and non GMO products. We believe that by nurturing the earth, we can provide wholesome and sustainable food for our community.
Sustainability lies at the core of our operations. We take a holistic approach that considers environmental, social, and economic factors. Through conscious decisions, we strive to minimize our ecological footprint, reduce waste, conserve energy and water, and support local economies. Our aim is to create a model of agriculture that not only meets the needs of the present but also safeguards the well-being of future generations.
In parallel, we recognize the vital importance of responsible timber management. Our commitment extends beyond the boundaries of our fields, as we actively engage in sustainable forestry practices. Through careful planning, selective harvesting, and reforestation efforts, we aim to maintain the balance of our forest ecosystems, ensuring a renewable and lasting supply of timber resources.
At Cross-Eyed Cricket Farms, we are firmly committed to being earth-conscious. We actively seek opportunities to reduce, reuse, and recycle resources, promoting a circular economy. By embracing innovative practices, such as composting, renewable materials, and efficient packaging solutions, we strive to minimize waste generation and contribute to the preservation of our planet.
In summary, our mission is to embody the ideals of simple, natural organic farming practices, responsible timber management, sustainability, and earth-consciousness. We strive to be a beacon of inspiration, demonstrating that agriculture can coexist with nature in a way that nurtures both the land and the community.
Education plays a crucial role in the field of agriculture and farming. It helps farmers stay updated with the latest research, techniques, and best practices, enabling them to improve productivity, sustainability, and overall farm management. University extension services, like those provided by Oregon State University (OSU), are valuable resources for farmers seeking education and research-based information.
OSU, being a land-grant university, often offers programs specifically designed for farmers and gardeners. The university's Extension Service provides a wide range of educational resources, workshops, seminars, and courses related to agriculture, gardening, and sustainable farming practices. Their programs are developed based on scientific research and can help farmers make informed decisions.
In addition to university extension services, there are other organizations, non-profits, and NGOs that also contribute to agricultural education and research. These organizations often collaborate with universities, government agencies, and local communities to provide educational opportunities, promote sustainable farming practices, and support farmers in their endeavors.
Soil and water conservation districts are another valuable resource for farmers. These districts focus on conserving soil and water resources, providing technical assistance, and promoting sustainable land management practices. They often offer workshops, training sessions, and educational materials related to soil health, erosion control, water conservation, and nutrient management.
To access reliable and research-based information, it is advisable to seek resources from reputable websites ending in .edu, as they are associated with educational institutions. Websites of universities, extension services, and agricultural research centers are good places to start. These websites provide access to research publications, educational materials, webinars, and online courses that can enhance farming knowledge and skills.
By actively engaging with local universities, extension services, soil and water conservation districts, non-profits, and NGOs, farmers can benefit from the wealth of educational resources and expertise available. This collaboration allows farmers to stay informed about the latest advancements in farming practices, gain access to research-backed information, and network with professionals in the agricultural community.
We have been doing farm tours over the past 6 years. Currently we are working with University students , families and other organizations. Due to the seasonal nature of our farm, tours are available by appointment only. Please contact us online for more information about scheduling farm tours for your group or organization.
At the farm, amidst the vibrant fields and orchards, one can delight in the presence of live farm animals, thriving crops, buzzing honey bees, and even graceful deer grazing in harmony with nature.
Please ensure that you dress appropriately for this working farm even on the hot summer days as closed-toe shoes are essential. Don't forget to bring a jacket in case of rain and a sweatshirt for the chilly and windy evenings, as the valley can get very cold quickly.