Organic Dairy Tries to Expand Through Kickstarter

May 5, 2015

In order to try to produce more local milk, Kalona Supernatural is getting creative. They've just got a few days left in a Kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to build a fence to expand the pasture available for milking cattle to graze. 

"For a dairy farm to convert to organic, it takes three years," explains Phil Forbes, a farm liaison for Kalona Supernatural. He's working with Amish and Mennonite farmers around the Iowa City area to increase the size of the local milking herd. 

"They need organically certified pastureland, and they've found some. But they need a fence to keep the cows from running away," he laughs.

During this Talk of Iowa segment, Forbes talks with host Charity Nebbe about experimenting with farming and Kickstarter.