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This week, On-Farm is back on the road and we visited the farm of Russ Wischover – Windswept Acres – right on the Missouri border in south west Iowa. Several years ago, Russ retired from his job as a herdsman at the University of Illinois’s swine research farm and bought a farm near Bedford. Since […]

July 21, 2017 


PFI joined the Tallgrass Prairie Center (TPC) and Luze Family Farm, near Dysart, for a field day focused on establishing and evaluating prairie strips on farms.  Randy Luze first encountered the Tallgrass Prairie Center in 2011. Randy had experience with cover crops and terraces, but knew more could be done on the farm for conservation. […]

October 7, 2016 


Improving farmland with cover crops, wetlands and prairie is focus of Iowa Learning Farms field day Oct. 8, near Jefferson – RSVP recommended For Release: September 25, 2012 Download PDF (26 KB) View Fullscreen

September 25, 2012 


PFI members Bruce Carney and Jeff Boyd have been grazing cattle on a restored prairie in the Chichaqua Bottoms Wildlife Area in Polk County this summer and the past three summers as part of a project to monitor how grazing could affect the biodiversity of this prairie.

August 17, 2011 


Maxwell Farmer Uses Cattle to Restore Native Prairie, Learn More at August 6 Field DayFor Release: July 25, 2011 Download PDF (304 KB) View Fullscreen

July 25, 2011 


Willis Farm on CBS Sunday Morning Oct 4thFor Release: September 1, 2009 Download PDF (233 KB) View Fullscreen

September 1, 2009 


Rise and Shine for Practical Farmers of Iowa Field DayFor Release: June 29, 2009 Download PDF (242 KB) View Fullscreen

June 29, 2009