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Field day will explore benefits of adding small grains, cover crops to conventional and organic systems – July 12, near Janesville, WisconsinFor Release: June 21, 2018 Willie Hughes Hughes Family Harvesting soybeans at Hughes Farm Contacts: Willie Hughes | Hughes Farm | (608) 359-1800 | whildenvi@gmail.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical [...]

June 21, 2018 

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Field day will explore many uses of small grains, from grazing to brewing – June 28, in BedfordFor Release: June 13, 2018Contacts: Rick and Pam Sprague | Sprague Bees and Beef | (712) 542-8765 Erin Ogle | Taylor County Water Quality Initiative | (712) 523-2118, ext. 305 | erin.ogle@ia.nacdnet.net Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications [...]

June 13, 2018 

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Practical Farmers’ 2018 field day guide is now available in print; features 40 farmer-led events across Iowa and MidwestFor Release: June 13, 2018 Contacts: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org AMES, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2018 field day guide is now available [...]

 

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Sometimes cover cropping in between corn and soybeans is, let’s face it, kind of boring. Your choices are cereal rye, cereal rye or cereal rye for something that will establish and overwinter. What is an adventurous farmer to do?? Grow small grains like oats, cereal rye or wheat instead. Because these grains are harvested in […]

 

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Vittetoe farm field day will explore cover crops, ways to cope with seedling disease – June 26, near WashingtonFor Release: June 12, 2018 Michael Vittetoe Contacts: Michael Vittetoe | (319) 461-3702 | mvittetoe761@gmail.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org WASHINGTON, Iowa — For Michael [...]

June 12, 2018 

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The last day of May was hot and sunny for Grade A Garden’s first PFI field day, but a delicious lunch in the shade and the openness of the hosts kept the 50 attendees energized and engaged throughout the day. Jordan Clasen and Whitney Brewer discussed vegetable crop production, use of the layers as fertility […]

June 7, 2018 

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Field day will explore ways to diversify with cover crops and small grains – June 19, near WeldonFor Release: May 31, 2018 Contacts: Arlyn and Sue Kauffman | Kauffman Structures | (641) 414-4470 | arlynakak@gmail.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org WELDON, Iowa — [...]

May 31, 2018 

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For more than 30 years now, Practical Farmers has remained focused on helping farmers build resilient farms and communities, primarily through on-farm investigation and farmer to farmer education. As our membership has diversified since the 1980’s, we’ve continued to build our farmer-led niche to include programming for nearly all enterprises and production practices. PFI’s number […]

May 18, 2018 

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Our sixth field day, as part of our 2018 Cover Crop Caravan series, was hosted by Zak Kennedy on April 5 in Atlantic. Cover crops were greening up in southwest Iowa and 25 people came out to hear from Zak Kennedy talk about how he integrates cover crops into his cattle feeding operation. Zak, his wife […]

April 27, 2018 

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In Iowa and across the Cornbelt a late fall cover crop planting date and cold spring has left farmers with reservations about terminating cover crops now when it’s so small, especially if weed control is a primary goal. But, in order to comply with standard crop insurance rules, farmers would have to go ahead and […]

April 26, 2018 

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