Although my office is officially in Washington, and I will visit soon, for the third time, since we launched OrganicEye, I live in the rugged, un-glaciated Driftless Region on the West Coast of Wisconsin. My county, thought to have more organic farmers than any county in the country, is where the northern border of Iowa meets the southern border of Minnesota at the Mississippi River.

My good friend, and organic grain marketing expert extraordinaire, Merle Kramer, has a house just south of here overlooking the river. Darcy Bowden caught this incredible display of migrating monarchs, on his place, this past summer.

Mark Kastel