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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 mechanical weed control for organic crop production – July 11, near BrightonFor Release: June 21, 2018 Caryl, Nelson Smith’s mother, in the soybeans Contacts: Nelson Smith | (319) 461-9008 | sawport@gmail.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org BRIGHTON, Iowa — [...]

 

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Field day will explore ways to improve combine settings for better small-grains harvest – June 27, in Grundy CenterFor Release: June 15, 2018 Contacts: Titan Machinery | (319) 404-4200 | misty.wells@titanmachinery.org | titanmachinery.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa — In [...]

June 15, 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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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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New online tool can help farmers see value of cover crops and paths to profitabilityFor Release: April 12, 2018 Contact: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach and Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org Meghan Filbert | Livestock Coordinator | Practical Farmers | (515) 232-5661 | meghan@practicalfarmers.org AMES, Iowa — A new decision-making tool [...]

April 12, 2018 

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Our fifth stop on the cover crop caravan this spring took us to Postville in northeast Iowa. We were greeted that morning with a fresh snow fall that unfortunately made it impractical to see cover crops in action, luckily our presenters had lots of photos to remind us what spring and summer look like. Don […]

April 11, 2018 

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