"Always follow your 'gut feeling'"!
Christine and Hugo Angermaier jointly run the 55 ha farm 'Beim Eisenreich' as a full-time business. The farm has been in the family since 1645, in 2015 they converted it to organic and grow wheat, spelt, corn, rye and soybeans in addition to oats. The Bioland farmers use the latter for their new line of business, tofu production.
Working with nature and not against it plays an important role for both of them. "It feels good for us not to spread more herbicides and pesticides over soil, animals and plants," the two explain.
That's what organic farmers rely on
Christine and Hugo much prefer to use conservative tillage to build up humus, with a lot of catch crop cultivation and as little tillage as possible.
“We think that biological work will be the future. Especially with regard to the protection of our environment and resources. We want to try to produce "suitable for grandchildren" , say the Bioland farmers.
And they are also very happy to support the regional project with Barnhouse. “We think the Barnhouse project is good and sustainable. Both sides benefit from it. Safe production quantities for Barnhouse and marketing security for us farmers. In addition, the regional oat production is boosted again by this project, which is very good. Because oats are a wonderful plant, a real healthy fruit for the soil”.