Tag: on-farm energy

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Dave Schmidt of Audubon was the first member to get a chance to use PFI’s new FLIR One thermal camera. Dave has both black and red-hided cattle and has noted differences in their susceptibility to being bothered by flies in the past (https://www.practicalfarmers.org/farmer-knowledge/research-reports/2015/fly-monitoring-for-grazing-cattle-2014/). This time he wanted to know whether red-hided cattle were more heat-tolerant […]

September 15, 2015 


David Ausberger hosted a field day at his farm near Jefferson on June 25. Topics included farm automation, grain bin safety, solar panels, wind turbines, and soil health. Conservation is a theme that ran throughout many of the things David showcased on his farm. He was the winner of the 2014 Conservation Legacy Award from […]

July 2, 2015 


Steve McGrew and his brothers hosted a field day at their farm near Emerson on June 22. Topics included wind energy, low-disturbance anhydrous application, soil health, and cover crops. Steve and his three brothers have been farming together since 1979, and no-tilling since 1980. He says that they started with terraces, waterways, buffers, and filters, […]

June 29, 2015