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Walk-in Cooler Considerations and ConstructionFebruary 24, 2016 View Farminar Pre-recorded Ensuring the fruits and vegetables produced by your farm make it to the consumer in the best possible condition requires proper storage between harvest and delivery. Tim Landgraf from One Step at a Time Gardens will discuss the three types of walk-in coolers he has [...]

February 24, 2016 


Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) is a new type of crop insurance product being piloted by the USDA Risk Management Agency. Available to Iowa producers for the first time in 2015, WFRP will provide higher levels of coverage and lower premium costs than the previous whole farm crop insurance products. Agricultural economist Jeff Schahczenski, with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), will review WFRP, outlining its benefits and its more challenging aspects, and beginning farmer Tony Thompson will provide farmer questions and insights.

January 13, 2015 


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April 3, 2014 


Practical Farmers of Iowa announces the newest class of beginning farmers enrolled in the Savings Incentive ProgramFor Release: November 27, 2013 Download PDF (145 KB) AMES, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa has selected 21 beginning farmers to enroll into its Savings Incentive Program. This is the fourth round of enrollees, bringing the total number [...]

November 27, 2013 


Field crops a major feature at Practical Farmers of Iowa annual conference in January Sessions include cover crops, strip-till, water quality and more For Release: December 3, 2012 Download PDF (145 KB) View Fullscreen

December 3, 2012