2023 Acres U.S.A. Summer Intensive with Zimmer Ag
August 15-16 | Lone Rock, WI
Learn with all 5 of your senses at Otter Creek Organic Farm with Gary Zimmer, Leilani Zimmer-Durand and friends.

A two-day, educational journey to improve your land’s value and potential.

Acres U.S.A. Intensives put attendees in the field with the instructor to learn with all five of their senses. You will hear practical and useful information, see how it is applied, smell and feel the difference in healthy soil, and finally, taste food grown on the farm and prepared by a local chef. These are premium, life-changing opportunities to experience the change you would like to see on your own farm or ranch.

Gary in the field.
2021: Gary Zimmer teaching in the elderberry field.

Gary in the field.
(2021 event, Gary Zimmer teaching in the elderberry field.)

For Transitioning Farmers & Ranchers

A farmer or rancher with goals of decreasing the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides will benefit from attending. Learn from experts, meet peers moving the same direction, and take pictures and video to help document the educational experience. This is an investment in the future of your farm. You will leave Acres U.S.A. intensives with real tactics and measurables you can start applying in your operation

For Everyone

Are you a foodie, chef, classroom instructor or master gardener, and want to learn more about the regenerative movement? This event is made for farmers and ranchers, but not limited to them. Experience the ways nutrient-dense food is grown, learn about soil health with real professionals, and even experience the food with top-notch chefs.

About Our Content

Gary Zimmer and Leilani Zimmer Durand are consultants with decades of experience helping farmers regenerate their land around the world. From fertilizer bays to in-field compost mixing to carbon storage to soil testing, they will demonstrate the parts of their growing system that have made their Otter Creek Farm in Lone Creek, Wisconsin, a showpiece for how to adapt in today’s rapidly changing agriculture industry. Plus, walk a new 180-acre property they are just starting to transition to regenerative practices, and learn from special guests they bring in every year. They are also the co-authors of Biological Farmer and Advancing Biological Farming.

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About Lone Rock, Wisconsin

Located just an hour from Madison, the Otter Creek farm is conveniently located for many farmers and ranchers in the region. For visitors from outside the region, the farm is a pleasant summer’s drive from the Dane County Regional Airport. While you’re in the region, enjoy the nearby state parks, museums, restaurants, tourist attractions and more.