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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 

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It may still be summer, but it’s time to start thinking about planting cover crops. Our cover crop directory is a great resource for locating cover crop seed suppliers and seeding services in your area. We update it every year to include businesses that sell cover crop seed, provide cover crop seeding services, custom cover […]

 

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“What’s your favorite summer activity?” Attendees at Wilson’s field day July 20 near Paullina kicked off the day by introducing themselves and answering this question. Member Pedro Esquivas got kudos for traveling the farthest, from Madrid, Spain! Long-time member Paul Mugge who farms near Sutherland had the funniest answer: walking beans. Dan and Lorna introduced […]

August 8, 2018 

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Shriver Farms will host organic weed control field day – Aug. 7, near JeffersonFor Release: July 27, 2018 Contacts: Scott Shriver | Shriver Farms, LLC | (515) 370-0036 | shriverfarms@gmail.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org JEFFERSON, Iowa — Converting some crop acres to [...]

July 27, 2018 

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On June 28 about 50 folks gathered in a church just west of Bedford in southwest Iowa to learn about small grains production; malting and brewing beer; and proper grazing management in pastures and cover crops. Our agenda was packed with speakers ranging from farmers to home brewers to extension agronomists – headed up by […]

July 23, 2018 

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Last year, when Nelson Smith’s neighbor dropped out of a Treffler tine weeder field day, Nelson filled the gap and hosted the event. The trailer that brought the German-built cultivator that day left empty, and its use on the farm lead Nelson to host another field day in 2018, this time with Practical Farmers of […]

 

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Farmers invited on one-day bus trip to visit organic research farm in western Illinois with Practical Farmers of Iowa – Aug. 15For Release: July 13, 2018 Joel Gruver speaking to field day attendees Joel Gruver Contacts: Stefan Gailans | Research & Field Crops Director | Practical Farmers of Iowa (515) 232-5661 | stefan@practicalfarmers.org Joel Gruver [...]

July 13, 2018 

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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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Small-grains conference will explore production, marketing of small grains – July 30, in Mankato, MinnesotaFor Release: July 10, 2018Contacts: Alisha Bower | Strategic Initiatives Manager | Practical Farmers of Iowa (515) 232-5661 | alisha@practicalfarmers.org Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org AMES, Iowa — Registration [...]

July 10, 2018 

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Small grains harvest is already underway in parts of Iowa and beyond, and some fields are still weeks away from being ready. On July 6 Earl Canfield hosted our small grains conference call. Earl shared ways to maintain the quality of small grains while harvesting. He discussed his specialized equipment and swathing technique for oats […]

 

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