Francis Thicke joins us for this week's Lunch & Learn to give an update on the Real Organic Project, a farmer-led movement created to distinguish soil-grown and pasture-raised products under USDA organic. He'll also give us some background on him and his wife Susan's 736-acre grass-based dairy farm in Fairfield, Iowa.
Francis Thicke owns and operates Radiance Dairy in Fairfield, Iowa, with his wife Susan, which produces milk, cream, cheese, and yogurt on site. He has worked for the USDA as a soil scientist and has served on the National Organic Standards Board. Francis currently serves on the Real Organic Project Executive Board.