Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of sharing my research progress with a group of organic farmers from mid-Michigan. After visiting the soybean variety plots of Dr. Dechun Wang’s group at the Agronomy Farm the group headed over to our Organic Dry Bean Systems plot at the Student Organic Farm, part of the Horticulture Teaching and Research Center. The beans are starting to dry down, so this was an excellent stage to look at maturity differences among varieties and among cover crop treatments. We were also able to discuss the level of weed control we were able to achieve with our practices and get feedback from the growers on their own weed management strategies. Over the next two years of the study we hope to hold larger field days both at the MSU locations (SOF, and the Kellogg Biological Station) and at the grower sites to share what we have learned.