Brendon Rockey

Center, Colorado, USA

Biotic Potatoes

Events

People are curious about Rockey Farms.

During the winter, Brendon travels to conferences and visits with farming communities sharing his solutions to a broken food and farm system. He asks farmers to look at their management practices from Pro-Biotic and Anti-Biotic perspectives. He is often invited back to these places to reiterate his message and to witness the introduction of  biotic farming methods like flowering strips, cover crops and companion plants into a variety of land management plans.

In addition to his presentation - Biotic Farming Fundamentals and Applications - Brendon created a tangible lesson in carbon cycling. Session participants create a soil system and then test its resilience against farm management techniques and nature’s whim. The presentation stresses the importance of carbon in a healthy soil system and demonstrates how a properly functioning carbon cycle can result in economic profits.
The activity continues to leave participants of all ages and backgrounds with a better understanding of soil health relationships and thinking about how to manage farms for optimal carbon cycling.

 Brendon plants, cultivates and harvests during the summers while managing the Rockey Farms' seed potato tissue culture lab and greenhouse throughout the year.

Rockey Farms hosted field days in 2017 and 2019. Many people from near and far visited Brendon's fields and heard from local producers and soils scientists celebrating food and farm health.

Rockey Farms welcomes guests of all ages and backgrounds for farm tours. Brendon speaks with audiences of all kinds. Please contact Brendon to make arrangements.

Upcoming Speaking Events

 

•December 10-12, 2019

Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and Grazing

Edmonton, AB

 

•January 28-29, 2020

24th Annual No Till on the Plains Winter Conference

Wichita, KS

 

•February 20, 2020

New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association Workshop

Fredericton, NB

 

Past Events

 

2019

•Soil Health U and Trade Show Salina, Kansas

•Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

•Rockey Farms Field Day Center, Colorado

•Acres USA Soil Health Summit Davis, California

•Colorado Pollinator Summit Boulder, Colorado

 

2018

•Montana Soil Health Workshops Three Forks, Great Falls, Billings and Sidney, Montana

•Soil Health U and Trade Show Salina, Kansas

•Union County Conservation District Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

•Utah Soil Health Conferences Tremonton, Herber City and Richfield, Utah

•Acres USA Eco-Ag Conference and Trade Show Louisville, Kentucky

 

2017

•Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum, Montrose, Colorado

•National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting, Soil Health Champion, Denver, Colorado

•Normandy, France Grower Meeting

•BASE Annual Meeting, Blois, France

•APAD Grower Meeting, Arras, France

•Greenotec Grower Meeting, Ghlin, Belgium

•National Farmers Union All State Camp, Bailey, Colorado

•Rockey Farms Field Day Center, Colorado

•Conservation Innovation Grant Field Day, Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District,  Houlton, Maine

•The Soil Revolution: Digging Deeper, Longmont, Colorado

 

2016

•Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum, Montrose, Colorado

•Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association and Horticulture Growers' Short Course,

Abbotsford, Canada

UW Extension and WPVGA Grower Education Conference, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

•Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil Health Workshop, Idaho Falls, Idaho

•Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil Health Workshop, Burley, Idaho

•Soil Health Symposium and Workshop, Ontario, Oregon

•'Survival & Growth in Unstable Markets, Are healthy soils the key?' Lava Beds-Butte Valley Resource Conservation District Soil Health Workshop, Tulelake, California

•Growing Resilience: Water Management Workshop Series, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

•Southwest Agricultural Seminar, Dolores Colorado

•'Soil Health and What it means to you' Rosebud and Treasure County Conservation Districts Workshop and Ag Expo, Forsyth, Montana

 

2015

•Annual Washington Organic Recycling Council Conference, 'Feed the Soil, Feed the World: Organic Amendments, Soil Health and the Bottom Line' Wenatchee, Washington State

•Plank Stewardship Initiative, Wyoming NRCS and Conservation Districts Soil Health Workshops: Wheatland, Wyoming, Riverton, Wyoming, Greybull, Wyoming

 

&

•Washington State University Soil Health Workshop, Moses Lake, Washington State

•Western Slope Soil Health Conference, Delta, Colorado

•Western SARE Conference, Portland, Oregon

•Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District Workshop, Houlton, Maine

•Morgan Composting Field Day, Sears, Michigan

•Southern Rocky Mountain Ag Conference, Monte Vista, Colorado

•Soil and Water Conservation Society, Loveland, Colorado

•Colorado Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting

•Colorado Conservation Tillage Association, Burlington, Colorado

•Soil Health Workshops, Bismark and Fargo, North Dakota

•Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil Health Workshops, Butte, Billings and Miles City, Montana

Soil Heath Workshop, Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado

•32nd Annual Western Washington Potato Workshop, Burlington, Washington State

 

 

People are curious about Rockey Farms.

During the winter, Brendon travels to conferences and visits with farming communities sharing his solutions to a broken food and farm system. He asks farmers to look at their management practices from Pro-Biotic and Anti-Biotic perspectives. He is often invited back to these places to reiterate his message and to witness the introduction of  biotic farming methods like flowering strips, cover crops and companion plants into a variety of land management plans.

In addition to his presentation - Biotic Farming Fundamentals and Applications - Brendon created a tangible lesson in carbon cycling. Session participants create a soil system and then test its resilience against farm management techniques and nature’s whim. The presentation stresses the importance of carbon in a healthy soil system and demonstrates how a properly functioning carbon cycle can result in economic profits.
The activity continues to leave participants of all ages and backgrounds with a better understanding of soil health relationships and thinking about how to manage farms for optimal carbon cycling.

Brendon plants, cultivates and harvests during the summers while managing the Rockey Farms' seed potato tissue culture lab and greenhouse throughout the year.

Rockey Farms hosted field days in 2017 and 2019. Many people from near and far visited Brendon's fields and heard from local producers and soils scientists celebrating food and farm health.

Rockey Farms welcomes guests of all ages and backgrounds for farm tours. Brendon speaks with audiences of all kinds. Please contact Brendon to make arrangements.

People are curious about Rockey Farms.

During the winter, Brendon travels to conferences and visits with farming communities sharing his solutions to a broken food and farm system. He asks farmers to look at their management practices from Pro-Biotic and Anti-Biotic perspectives. He is often invited back to these places to reiterate his message and to witness the introduction of  biotic farming methods like flowering strips, cover crops and companion plants into a variety of land management plans.

In addition to his presentation - Biotic Farming Fundamentals and Applications - Brendon created a tangible lesson in carbon cycling. Session participants create a soil system and then test its resilience against farm management techniques and nature’s whim. The presentation stresses the importance of carbon in a healthy soil system and demonstrates how a properly functioning carbon cycle can result in economic profits.
The activity continues to leave participants of all ages and backgrounds with a better understanding of soil health relationships and thinking about how to manage farms for optimal carbon cycling.

 Brendon plants, cultivates and harvests during the summers while managing the Rockey Farms' seed potato tissue culture lab and greenhouse throughout the year.

Rockey Farms hosted field days in 2017 and 2019. Many people from near and far visited Brendon's fields and heard from local producers and soils scientists celebrating food and farm health.

Rockey Farms welcomes guests of all ages and backgrounds for farm tours. Brendon speaks with audiences of all kinds. Please contact Brendon to make arrangements.

 

People are curious about Rockey Farms.

During the winter, Brendon travels to conferences and visits with farming communities sharing his solutions to a broken food and farm system. He asks farmers to look at their management practices from Pro-Biotic and Anti-Biotic perspectives. He is often invited back to these places to reiterate his message and to witness the introduction of  biotic farming methods like flowering strips, cover crops and companion plants into a variety of land management plans.

In addition to his presentation - Biotic Farming Fundamentals and Applications - Brendon created a tangible lesson in carbon cycling. Session participants create a soil system and then test its resilience against farm management techniques and nature’s whim. The presentation stresses the importance of carbon in a healthy soil system and demonstrates how a properly functioning carbon cycle can result in economic profits.
The activity continues to leave participants of all ages and backgrounds with a better understanding of soil health relationships and thinking about how to manage farms for optimal carbon cycling.

 Brendon plants, cultivates and harvests during the summers while managing the Rockey Farms' seed potato tissue culture lab and greenhouse throughout the year.

Rockey Farms hosted field days in 2017 and 2019. Many people from near and far visited Brendon's fields and heard from local producers and soils scientists celebrating food and farm health.

Rockey Farms welcomes guests of all ages and backgrounds for farm tours. Brendon speaks with audiences of all kinds. Please contact Brendon to make arrangements.

 

Upcoming Speaking Events

 

•December 10-12, 2019

Western Canada Conference on Soil Health and Grazing

Edmonton, AB

 

•January 28-29, 2020

24th Annual No Till on the Plains Winter Conference

Wichita, KS

 

•February 20, 2020

New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association Workshop

Fredericton, NB

 

Past Events

 

2019

•Soil Health U and Trade Show Salina, Kansas

•Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

•Rockey Farms Field Day Center, Colorado

•Acres USA Soil Health Summit Davis, California

•Colorado Pollinator Summit Boulder, Colorado

 

2018

•Montana Soil Health Workshops Three Forks, Great Falls, Billings and Sidney, Montana

•Soil Health U and Trade Show Salina, Kansas

•Union County Conservation District Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

•Utah Soil Health Conferences Tremonton, Herber City and Richfield, Utah

•Acres USA Eco-Ag Conference and Trade Show Louisville, Kentucky

 

2017

•Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum, Montrose, Colorado

•National Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting, Soil Health Champion, Denver, Colorado

•Normandy, France Grower Meeting

•BASE Annual Meeting, Blois, France

•APAD Grower Meeting, Arras, France

•Greenotec Grower Meeting, Ghlin, Belgium

•National Farmers Union All State Camp, Bailey, Colorado

•Rockey Farms Field Day Center, Colorado

•Conservation Innovation Grant Field Day, Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District,  Houlton, Maine

•The Soil Revolution: Digging Deeper, Longmont, Colorado

 

2016

•Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum, Montrose, Colorado

•Lower Mainland Horticultural Improvement Association and Horticulture Growers' Short Course,

Abbotsford, Canada

UW Extension and WPVGA Grower Education Conference, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

•Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil Health Workshop, Idaho Falls, Idaho

•Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil Health Workshop, Burley, Idaho

•Soil Health Symposium and Workshop, Ontario, Oregon

•'Survival & Growth in Unstable Markets, Are healthy soils the key?' Lava Beds-Butte Valley Resource Conservation District Soil Health Workshop, Tulelake, California

•Growing Resilience: Water Management Workshop Series, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

•Southwest Agricultural Seminar, Dolores Colorado

•'Soil Health and What it means to you' Rosebud and Treasure County Conservation Districts Workshop and Ag Expo, Forsyth, Montana

 

2015

•Annual Washington Organic Recycling Council Conference, 'Feed the Soil, Feed the World: Organic Amendments, Soil Health and the Bottom Line' Wenatchee, Washington State

•Plank Stewardship Initiative, Wyoming NRCS and Conservation Districts Soil Health Workshops: Wheatland, Wyoming, Riverton, Wyoming, Greybull, Wyoming

 

&

•Washington State University Soil Health Workshop, Moses Lake, Washington State

•Western Slope Soil Health Conference, Delta, Colorado

•Western SARE Conference, Portland, Oregon

•Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District Workshop, Houlton, Maine

•Morgan Composting Field Day, Sears, Michigan

•Southern Rocky Mountain Ag Conference, Monte Vista, Colorado

•Soil and Water Conservation Society, Loveland, Colorado

•Colorado Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting

•Colorado Conservation Tillage Association, Burlington, Colorado

•Soil Health Workshops, Bismark and Fargo, North Dakota

•Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil Health Workshops, Butte, Billings and Miles City, Montana

Soil Heath Workshop, Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado

•32nd Annual Western Washington Potato Workshop, Burlington, Washington State