„Work with nature, not against it.“
The Reischberger Hof has been owned by the Hobmaier family for over 100 years and was even completely rebuilt in 1900 after a fire. Johannes takes care of the field cultivation and organic certification in the family business and also established contact with Barnhouse some time ago.
A lot is grown on the 75 hectare farm. In addition to bread wheat, triticale, maize, alfalfa and clover grass, lupins and field beans can also be found from time to time. The family also has 60 dairy cows , 20 hens, 5 cats and a dog. So I guess it never gets boring on the farm and there is enough work to do.
That is why the farm is run by Johann and Martina Hobmaier on a full-time basis. His son Johannes also works as an SAP key user.
Why the conversion to organic farming?
In 2016 the farm switched to organic farming and is a member of the Naturland cultivation association since then. “I enjoy working with nature a lot and I can identify and question interesting occurrences every day”, says Johannes. He is particularly proud of the production of good food.
„It is important to me to produce healthy, high-quality food and at the same time to improve the climate. We are the only organic farmers in our area. I am all the more pleased when conventional neughbours, who first laughed when we moved, come to me and ask how it is possible, that it still works so well. That motivates me even more“, explains the young farmer.
These working methods are used by the Hobmaier family
„The soil and soil life are very close to my heart. There is almost no day where I do not go with the spade to the field and look for the soil inhabitants. Therefore, the entire arable farming was converted to ploughless cultivation in 2015. The manure produced by the cattle is turned in to MC compost, which is then transported to the fields as food for the earthworms and microorganisms. What is also important to me is to build up humus in order to store CO² in the soil, because this way i can contribute to climate protection. “.
Selling grain regional
It was very important to Johannes, that the grain he growed, was sold regionally. This way you save long transport routes and can contribute a little more to environmental protection. He is all the more pleased to have found a partner in us. Because that way he always knows where his oats are used – and then the Krunchy tastes twice as good for sure! 🙂