After five years as an outdoor educator Dan Fillius changed careers to organic farming. He is glad he shifted, and experiences a deeper connection to the cycles of nature because of it. Dan has been the Production Manager at the Michigan State University Student Organic Farm since December 2009. Before that he farmed in Wisconsin and New York, with stints on farms in California and Pennsylvania. Dan was also a student in the Farmer Training Program at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy, WI. Originally Dan is from San Diego, CA, but with family from both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas, he is enjoying getting back to his roots in MI. Today’s episode has been brought to you by The Heritage Meat Shop.

“Out of all of the states, Michigan is second only to California in the number of crops grown in the state.”

“We’re preparing our students to be farmers right out of the gate.” — Dan Fillius on Greenhorn Radio