The organic farm at West Virginia University hosted a field day Thursday at the research farm.
The Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design organized the event, which introduces guests to new research and ongoing projects in organic production methods.
Those guests could attend workshops led by WVU faculty and graduate students, and take organized or self-guided tours of the farm.
WVU's Organic Farm is among the largest certified organic research farms in the nation and is dedicated to teaching, research, and outreach, according to a news release from WVU. Officials said the farm is a living laboratory "linking scientific discovery with applications supporting an increasing number of organic growers and gardeners."
"We not only learn here, we have to learn from the people that visit and the producers; so that the questions that we're trying to answer are relevant questions and we can help producers and growers how to do things better. But also make a few mistakes for them so that they're not investing their time and money learning about this," said David Belesky, of the WVU Division of Plant Soil Sciences.
The field day wrapped up Thursday evening with an organic dinner, featuring produce grown on the farm.