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Kalona Creamery field day and tour will highlight value-added dairy production – Oct. 5 near KalonaFor Release: September 13, 2018 Contacts: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org KALONA, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa and Kalona Creamery will host a field day and creamery [...]

September 13, 2018 

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Forty people gathered at Jon and Tina Bakehouse’s Maple Edge Farm on August 25 to celebrate the ties between agriculture and art. Why, you may wonder, would Practical Farmers hold such a field day? Just shy of 25% of Practical Farmers’ membership is made up of non-farmers. To better bring them into PFI’s community, Practical […]

September 12, 2018 

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Field day will explore production, marketing of cut flowers and produce – Sept. 16 near Van HorneFor Release: August 31, 2018 Contacts: Ann or Eric Franzenburg | Pheasant Run Farm | (319) 228-8758 | eafran@netins.net | pheasantrunfarmiowa.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org VAN [...]

August 31, 2018 

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Field day will explore grass-fed beef production and marketing – Sept. 8, near ExiraFor Release: August 24, 2018 Contacts: Dave and Meg Schmidt | (319) 530-9999 | dave@troublesomecreekcattle.com | troublesomecreekcattle.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org EXIRA, Iowa — Converting row crop acres back [...]

August 24, 2018 

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Red Fern Farm field day will highlight how to grow profitable tree crops – Sept. 5, near WapelloFor Release: August 22, 2018 Contacts: Kathy Dice and Tom Wahl | Red Fern Farm | (319) 729-5905 | kathy@redfernfarm.com | redfernfarm.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [...]

August 22, 2018 

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Field day at Maple Edge Farm will showcase links between the arts and agriculture – Aug. 25, near HastingsFor Release: August 10, 2018 Contacts: Tina Bakehouse | Maple Edge Farm | (712) 789-0158 | tina@goldenhillsrcd.org Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org HASTINGS, Iowa —At [...]

August 10, 2018 

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Hoof Beet Farm field day will showcase draft power, poultry systems and small-scale vegetable production – Aug. 27, Dallas CenterFor Release: August 9, 2018 Contacts: Kelly Clime | Hoof Beet Farm | (515) 809-2338 | hoofbeetfarm@gmail.com | facebook.com/HBFarmIowa Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org [...]

August 9, 2018 

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Bigelow Family Farm field day will highlight DIY water and corral systems for cattle, pigs – Aug. 24, near WintersetFor Release: August 8, 2018 Contacts: Jake and Crystal Bigelow | Bigelow Family Farm | (515) 313-5703 | bigelowfamilyfarm.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org [...]

August 8, 2018 

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Iowana Farm field day will explore seed-saving, cultivation – July 26, near CrescentFor Release: July 12, 2018 Terry shows field day attendees her low tunnels that protect from cabbage moths. Contacts: Terry Troxel | Iowana Farm | (712) 545-9300 | terry@iowanafarm.com | iowanafarm.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa [...]

July 12, 2018 

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“I don’t think I can farm next year unless it’s on my own land, and unless I have someone to farm with me.” After spending two years fighting weeds and a crop-eliminating flood on rented ground, this was the ultimatum Hannah Breckbill offered herself in the fall of 2016. Luckily she found both. In 2017 […]

July 10, 2018 

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