President of Hirzel Farms
Lou Kozma is president of Hirzel Farms, which is one section of a five-generation household farming / meals processing operation. He’s primarily based in NW Ohio, the place the farm was established in 1923. Hirzel Farms have been licensed natural since 1981 and presently has roughly 1200 acres in natural manufacturing.
Lou is presently on the board of the Agricultural Incubator Basis, working carefully with a number of space universities. Previous Board positions embody President of the Ohio Vegetable and Potato Growers. Lou’s focus and fervour is canopy crop mixtures to mitigate soil runoff, and to lower the nutrient loading within the SW basin of Lake Erie. He additionally enjoys consulting growers in conversion elements of present farms to natural.
In his free time, Lou works with a number of smaller inter-city and semi-urban growers to bettering soil well being and biodiversity.