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Field day will explore multi-species grazing, NRCS funding options for livestock – June 28, near La MotteFor Release: June 15, 2018 Contacts: Bill and Stacey Borrenpohl | Woven Strong Farm | (563) 773-8548 | wovenstrongfarm@netins.net Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org LA MOTTE, Iowa [...]

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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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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Over the span of two days, May 22 to 23, 2018, Garrin and Kristten Buttermore of Uncle G’s farm in Ogden, Iowa lost approximately 100 broiler chickens. The USDA promptly responded to this emergency and tested for bird flu since the birds were dying quickly and in large numbers. The bird flu results came back […]

June 1, 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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Our fourth field day, as part of our 2018 Cover Crop Caravan series, was hosted by Bill Frederick on April 3 in Jefferson. On this snowy day, 30 people gathered in Bill’s heated shop to hear from three young farmers who’ve had success integrating cattle into their cover crop systems. Bill, and his friends Dusty […]

April 25, 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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Field day will explore cover crops for grazing – April 5, in Cumberland and AtlanticFor Release: March 22, 2018Contacts: Zak Kennedy | Kennedy Cattle Company | (712) 779-0006 | kennedycattleco@gmail.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org CUMBERLAND, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa and [...]

March 22, 2018 

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Field day will explore cover crops for grazing – April 3 near JeffersonFor Release: March 21, 2018 James Holz (left) and Bill Frederick Contacts: Bill Frederick | (515) 370-5781 | 874bill@gmail.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org JEFFERSON, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa [...]

March 21, 2018 

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