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Organic or Conventional Farming

County Agent News
Dan Folske
November 12, 2018

Organic or Conventional Farming

            Is one better than the other? That is a pretty loaded question. Depending on who is around you at the time you make a claim for one or the other you could get run out of town if you answered wrong. Some proponents on both sides of the issues can be extreme in their outlook on the subject. We have all heard the claims that conventional agriculture is killing us all with pesticide residues and that our conventionally produced foods are less nutrient dense than organically produced foods. We’ve also heard the claims and predictions that the world’s population is growing so fast that it is the responsibility of farmers to produce as much food as possible, by whatever method produces the greatest yields, so world starvation can be prevented.

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