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Cover crop farmer experts available for Q&A at Farm Progress ShowFor Release: August 16, 2018 Nathan Anderson – Aurelia Robert Harvey – Redfield Ann Franzenburg – Van Horne Mark Peterson – Stanton Sandi and Ward Van Dyke – Reasnor Jack Boyer – Reinbeck Lisa Schulte Moore – Ames Sam Bennett – Galva Fred Abels – [...]

August 16, 2018 


New Video Series Aims to Help Farmers Grow Small GrainsFor Release: February 8, 2017 Download PDF (79 KB) Nathan Anderson – Aurelia Contact: Nick Ohde | Research and Media Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | nick@practicalfarmers.org Sarah Carlson | Midwest Cover Crops Director | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 [...]

February 8, 2017 


In 2016, 76 farmer-researchers conducted 109 trials on farms across the state spanning the field crops, livestock, and horticulture program areas. On Dec. 8-9, 2016, 70 farmers gathered in Ames at the Cooperators’ Meeting to discuss completed on-farm research projects and design new experiments. The Cooperators’ Program is the epitome of what PFI is all about: […]

December 20, 2016 


The Farm Progress Show was in Boone, IA last week. Practical Farmers of Iowa has been hosting a booth at the show the past three times its been held in Boone, IA. The booth was filled with cover crop plants, PFI materials and most importantly PFI farmer experts who shared advice about cover crops with other […]

September 9, 2016 


Cover crop planting season is coming for the northern Cornbelt! Many farmers are gearing up to aerial seed cover crops but how can we make sure we have green fields in the fall during harvest? Take some hints from cover cropper Nathan Anderson who farms near Cherokee, IA. In Nathan’s part of the state, sufficient […]

August 12, 2016 


So, why do you want to grow cover crops? is a second webinar in the American Society of Agronomy series on cover crops focused on how to make sure farmers think about goals for cover crops before getting started. Length of the growing season affects the growth of cover crops after establishment, which affects the potential benefits that can […]

July 26, 2016 


“Sustainability is a great word until you realize what it might mean,” said farmer and PFI member Nathan Anderson, borrowing a favorite quote from his former professor, Dr. Matt Liebman.  He continued, “It can be very overwhelming, but is a great task for us as a community of farmers, of eaters, and of citizens.” Anderson, […]

April 11, 2016 


PFI farmers are looking towards Spring! Below are photos and observations (and a video!) Nathan Anderson began sending to me earlier this week as the cover crops on his farm sprung into action with the unseasonably warm temperatures. Nathan, and his wife Sarah, run Bobolink Prairie Farm near Aurelia in Cherokee County in NW Iowa. Together they […]

March 10, 2016 


Alternatives to Cereal Rye and the Benefits of Grazing CoversDecember 9, 2015 View Farminar Pre-recorded The majority of cover crop research done in the Corn Belt is with cereal rye, which has proven to be both winter hardy and good livestock forage in the fall and spring. Farmers insistent on increasing diversity on their farms [...]

December 9, 2015 


Learn about conservation, wildlife benefits of cover crops at a FREE informational meeting – March 4, near Hazleton – RSVPs requiredFor Release: February 14, 2014 Download PDF (136 KB) View Fullscreen

February 14, 2014