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Beginning farmers invited to apply to the Savings Incentive ProgramFor Release: August 15, 2018 Contacts: Greg Padget | Next Generation Director | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | greg@practicalfarmers.org Steve Carlson | Next Generation Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | steve@practicalfarmers.org AMES, Iowa – Practical Farmers of Iowa is [...]

August 15, 2018 

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Savings Incentive Program Application Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Savings Incentive Program Class of 2020! Practical Farmers of Iowa's Savings Incentive Program is a two-year program designed to guide and support beginning farmers to the next level of their farming goals. The program helps to: build valuable farmer-mentor and peer [...]

August 14, 2018 

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Hoof Beet Farm field day will showcase draft power, poultry systems and small-scale vegetable production – Aug. 27, Dallas CenterFor Release: August 9, 2018 Contacts: Kelly Clime | Hoof Beet Farm | (515) 809-2338 | hoofbeetfarm@gmail.com | facebook.com/HBFarmIowa Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org [...]

August 9, 2018 

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Bigelow Family Farm field day will highlight DIY water and corral systems for cattle, pigs – Aug. 24, near WintersetFor Release: August 8, 2018 Contacts: Jake and Crystal Bigelow | Bigelow Family Farm | (515) 313-5703 | bigelowfamilyfarm.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org [...]

August 8, 2018 

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Next Generation Summit will bring beginning farmers, landowners together to tackle issues of farmland access – Aug. 23, NewtonFor Release: August 8, 2018 Advanced beginning farmers network during a listening session in Mt. Vernon. Contacts: Greg Padget | Next Generation Director | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | greg@practicalfarmers.org Tamsyn Jones | Outreach [...]

 

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About the Award Did you know that 53% of Iowa’s farmland is owned by non-operator landowners? This number is poised to increase as Iowa’s farmland undergoes a massive generational transfer. Land owned by non-operators can present significant risks: Land tenure insecurity for tenants often decreases tenant interest in investing in conservation. Decision-making processes to make […]

 

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Kate Edwards got her graduate degree in agricultural engineering with the desire to help make farmers’ lives easier. She eventually ended up in the Twin cities as an environmental consultant. Then she decided she’d rather be walking to a barn than to an office and decided to start on the journey to figure out what […]

July 12, 2018 

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“I don’t think I can farm next year unless it’s on my own land, and unless I have someone to farm with me.” After spending two years fighting weeds and a crop-eliminating flood on rented ground, this was the ultimatum Hannah Breckbill offered herself in the fall of 2016. Luckily she found both. In 2017 […]

July 10, 2018 

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Seven W Farm field day will explore organic crop production strategies – July 20, near PaullinaFor Release: July 2, 2018 The Wilson family Field day attendees learning from the Wilsons Contacts: The Wilson family | Seven W Farm | (712) 229-7782 | the7wilsons@gmail.com | sevenwfarm.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers [...]

July 2, 2018 

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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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