Ralph and Rita Engelken: On Organic Farming

A Plowboy Interview with Ralph and Rita Engelken who promote organic farming methods as the only way to farm sustainably.

Ears of Corn
The two ears of corn were both grown in 1981. The corn on the left came from Ralph's and Rita's organic fields, while the ear on the right was picked from a nearby chemicalized cornfield. The difference in the keeping value — two seasons later — is obvious.
Photo provided by Jack Green