Mark Fulford Is a well known, independent farm consultant and educator whose range of topics and expertise encompasses: transitioning from conventional to organic and biological agriculture; soil, crop, and forage nutrition; and preparing agriculture for peak oil, climate change and economic drift. He also teaches non-electric water technologies, hands-on skills in organic orcharding, organic no-till crop production, commercial and small scale composting, as well as fundamental rural skills and small farm food preservation.
Current work involves developing custom blended , field specific, soil amendment recipes for organic and nutritionally focussed farm operations. These customized recipes are meant to simplify and improve the cooperation between consultant, farmer, supplier and organic certifier. This service is made possible in cooperation with Lancaster Ag Products, for their wide range of abilities to serve the agricultural communities of the Eastern US. A number of other excellent agricultural suppliers are consulted for their contributions. Recent discoveries in the soil and plant worlds with improved methods are also drawn upon to allow the widest availability for inputs and skills to give farmers and consumers the best quality possible.
"High nutrition agriculture is not something that happens by chance".
Mark's Lookfar Ag Services are inspired by over 40 years of agricultural experience and 30 years operating his own diversified farm in Maine.
He has studied with some of the most accomplished mentors in biological agriculture: Dr Arden Andersen, Neal Kinsey, Dan Skow, Gary Zimmer, Elaine Ingham and Jerry Brunetti, Dr Norman Uphoff among others.. In more recent travels, he has spent time in Australia to attend world renowned Graeme Sait's certificate course in Sustainable Agriculture from Nutri-Tech Solutions LTD, an Australian company that specializes in the relationship between soil, animal and human health and has become a recognized world leader in biological agriculture. A continuation of this trip to was to the Philippines to further expand his knowledge and bring back useful information about the latest biological farming shift known as SRI (System of Rice) Intensification, a cross over methodology, which can be adapted to improve grain and row crop production practices in the U.S. It focusses on minimizing water use and maximizing biological soil function and photosynthesis.
Further abroad projects in mainland China, include establishment of free range egg production, combined with inter-pasture orchard corridors and intensified vegetable / mushroom and fish production for a commercial organic oriented farm in Guangdong Province.
Mark addresses audiences from a wide range of backgrounds and philosophies embracing common sense, science and cultural wisdom for the times we live in. His lifelong study of the natural world and immersion in agriculture on his own farm and abroad, grounds his practices in experience. Mark and his wife Paula own and operate Teltane Farm in Monroe, Maine.