Manfred Schmelz


„Live and let live“

Biokreis farmer Manfred Schmelz and his wife Rosi run the Radfelln farm, which has been converted to organic farming back in 2012. The business has been in the family for years and is run by Manfred, who works full-time as a technician and part-time on the farm.

It took some time and a lot of convincing before they could take the step towards organic farming. But the Biokreis farmer is an organic farmer by conviction and prefers to work with nature rather than against it.

On his 20 hectare farm he mainly cultivates grain and legumes and pays attention to a long-term humus build-up through catch crops as well as to a gentle soil cultivation. His aim is to leave his farm and the land in such a way, that his successors will also enjoy and profit from it for a long time to come.