This farm, established in 1987 just south of Rome, changed from organic to biodynamic management in 1993 after Austrailian biodynamic farming pioneer, Alex Podolinsky, visited and presented the benefits of this method. The farm exemplifies a complete supply cycle method which entails crop production (230ha), seed production (1,500sq.m.), greenhouse cultivation (200,000sq.m.), beekeeping (100 hives), indigenous bovine husbandry, biodynamic compost making, post-harvest handling (1,500sq.m. of washing and packaging area), storage (1,000sq.m. with 500sq.m. refrigeration cells), quality control (HACCP, Codex and Demeter Certification) and marketing.