Person: Melissa Dunham
Operating an organic farm in Iowa can entail numerous challenges, not the least of which is pesticide drift. Andy and Melissa Dunham have experienced two episodes of spray drift at Grinnell Heritage Farm, a certified organic vegetable, hay and livestock farm they operate near Grinnell, Iowa. In this farminar they share the processes they have gone through to find out who is accountable and how to receive compensation for damages, as well as their strategies for preventing it from happening again.
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