"It was HOT last Saturday, but that didn't put a crimp in last week's  OV/CROPP and NC State Commodity Conference visit to Reedy Fork Farm. Sponsored by Organic Valley, students and farmers joined us for a tour of our dairy, feed mill, crops, and the lagoon. We showed off the cool fly trap that NC State developed. We sighed over the very dry corn crop, and discussed how we've not decided if we're just going to cut it for silage. And we demonstrated the oil press, which probably got the most oohs and ahhs. PS Those stylish blue boots help prevent transmission of germs around the farm from the bare shoes worn by the guests, since many were from other farms and the university agriculture school. [gallery ids=""eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvd3d3LnJlZWR5Zm9ya2Zhcm0uY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wN1wvd2F0Y2hpbmctdGhlLWZlZWQuanBnIiwidGl0bGUiOiJ3YXRjaGluZyB0aGUgZmVlZCIsImNhcHRpb24iOiIiLCJhbHQiOiIiLCJkZXNjcmlwdGlvbiI6IiJ9,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvd3d3LnJlZWR5Zm9ya2Zhcm0uY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wN1wvdG91ci1icm9jaHVyZXMuanBnIiwidGl0bGUiOiJ0b3VyIGJyb2NodXJlcyIsImNhcHRpb24iOiIiLCJhbHQiOiIiLCJkZXNjcmlwdGlvbiI6IiJ9,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvd3d3LnJlZWR5Zm9ya2Zhcm0uY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wN1wvZmFybWVycy1hbmQtc3R1ZGVudHMtbWVldC5qcGciLCJ0aXRsZSI6ImZhcm1lcnMgYW5kIHN0dWRlbnRzIG1lZXQiLCJjYXB0aW9uIjoiIiwiYWx0IjoiZmFybWVycyBhbmQgc3R1ZGVudHMgbWVldCIsImRlc2NyaXB0aW9uIjoiIn0=,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvd3d3LnJlZWR5Zm9ya2Zhcm0uY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wN1wvZmFybS12aXNpdG9ycy1jcm9wcC5qcGciLCJ0aXRsZSI6ImZhcm0gdmlzaXRvcnMgY3JvcHAiLCJjYXB0aW9uIjoiIiwiYWx0IjoiIiwiZGVzY3JpcHRpb24iOiIifQ==,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvd3d3LnJlZWR5Zm9ya2Zhcm0uY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wN1wvc2FuaXRhcnktYm9vdHMtZm9yLXRoZS1mYXJtLWUxNDM3MTY4NzQzNDQ3LmpwZyIsInRpdGxlIjoic2FuaXRhcnkgYm9vdHMgZm9yIHRoZSBmYXJtIiwiY2FwdGlvbiI6IiIsImFsdCI6IiIsImRlc2NyaXB0aW9uIjoiIn0=,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvd3d3LnJlZWR5Zm9ya2Zhcm0uY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wN1wvbHVuY2gtYXQtdGhlLWZhcm0uanBnIiwidGl0bGUiOiJsdW5jaCBhdCB0aGUgZmFybSIsImNhcHRpb24iOiIiLCJhbHQiOiIiLCJkZXNjcmlwdGlvbiI6IiJ9,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvd3d3LnJlZWR5Zm9ya2Zhcm0uY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wN1wvbGVhcm5pbmctYWJvdXQtdGhlLWZlZWQtbWlsbC5qcGciLCJ0aXRsZSI6ImxlYXJuaW5nIGFib3V0IHRoZSBmZWVkIG1pbGwiLCJjYXB0aW9uIjoiIiwiYWx0IjoiIiwiZGVzY3JpcHRpb24iOiIifQ==,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvd3d3LnJlZWR5Zm9ya2Zhcm0uY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wN1wvaW5zaWRlLXRoZS1taWxraW5nLWNhcm91c2VsLmpwZyIsInRpdGxlIjoiaW5zaWRlIHRoZSBtaWxraW5nIGNhcm91c2VsIiwiY2FwdGlvbiI6IiIsImFsdCI6IiIsImRlc2NyaXB0aW9uIjoiIn0=,eyJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczpcL1wvd3d3LnJlZWR5Zm9ya2Zhcm0uY29tXC93cC1jb250ZW50XC91cGxvYWRzXC8yMDE1XC8wN1wvaGF5cmlkZS10by10aGUtbGFnb29uLmpwZyIsInRpdGxlIjoiaGF5cmlkZSB0byB0aGUgbGFnb29uIiwiY2FwdGlvbiI6IiIsImFsdCI6IiIsImRlc2NyaXB0aW9uIjoiIn0=""] "