Organic Farmer and On-Farm Researcher
Honoured at Organic Connections 2010
Kirby was passionate about organic farming and enthusiastic about research, especially on-farm research. He championed the idea of researchers and farmers working together to solve local problems. Kirby developed a demonstration project to look at possible green manures and termination options and quickly saw possibilities such as the benefits of grazing forage legumes used as a green manure. As a member of the OCIA International Research and Education Board for several years, he was instrumental in developing the Outstanding Organic Farmer of the Year program to honour individuals and to promote exemplary farming practices around the world.