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Wild Woods Farm field day will highlight unique land access options for farmers – July 7, in Iowa CityFor Release: June 20, 2018 Kate Edwards, of Wild Woods Farm The packing shed Kate Edwards built, and owns, on farmland she is currently leasing. Contacts: Kate Edwards | Wild Woods Farm | (319) 333-2980 | kate.wildwoodsfarm@gmail.com [...]

June 20, 2018 

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The Farm-to-School Program at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, in partnership with USDA-AMS, routinely publishes data from farm-to-school purchases of fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat in Iowa. The latest report is available here.  The data, gathered from schools, includes products procured from growers and producers in the state of Iowa and within 30 […]

 

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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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After completing two years of cucumber enterprise budgets, Ann Franzenburg and Emma Johnson looked at their farms and decided: “Let’s do cherry tomatoes.” For this enterprise budget, both farmers did a careful accounting of the revenue, costs, and labor for their 2017 cherry tomato crops. The analysis of their data, and their comments on varieties, […]

December 6, 2017 

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Field day will explore hand tools, implements for small vegetable farms – Nov. 5, in Iowa CityFor Release: October 24, 2017Contacts: Jason Grimm | (319) 622-3264 | jason@ivrcd.org | growjohnsoncounty.org Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org IOWA CITY, Iowa – For vegetable farmers, using [...]

October 24, 2017 

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Field day will explore lessons learned on a beginning vegetable farm, draft-horse power – Oct. 21, in HancockFor Release: October 4, 2017Contacts: Jayme Fowler | Wild Furrow Farm | (402) 290-5856 | jayme.fowler@gmail.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org HANCOCK, Iowa – For beginning [...]

October 4, 2017 

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In mid-August, 60 people visited Lost Lake Farm to learn about one of Iowa’s newest dairies. Kevin and Ranae Dietzel built a milking parlor and cheesery in 2016 – where 21 cows are milked and where that milk is turned into artisan cheese.  “We make cheese to add value to milk on the farm,” said […]

September 7, 2017 

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Field day will explore regenerative grazing, grass-fed beef – Sept. 16, near BellevueFor Release: September 1, 2017Contacts: Jamie Hostetler | Rolling Meadows Farm | (815) 718-1100 | jamie@emypeople.net Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org BELLEVUE, Iowa – Jamie Hostetler has a passion for grass-fed [...]

September 1, 2017 

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Is it possible to “accidentally” start a business? If you ask Jan Libbey, co-founder of North Iowa Fresh, the answer is “yes”. Jan is the first person to admit that she wears several hats. In fact, it was while she was wearing her Healthy Harvest of North Iowa hat that the conversation began about looking […]

August 29, 2017 

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