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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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Field day at The Prairie Flower will explore raising prairie for profit – Aug. 9, near SpencerFor Release: July 26, 2018 Contacts: Dwight and Bev Rutter | The Prairie Flower | (712) 262-5864 | dwt@evertek.net | theprairieflower.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org SPENCER, [...]

July 26, 2018 

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Field day at Grinnell Heritage Farm will explore ways to add beneficial insect habitat to fruit and vegetable farms – Aug. 10, in GrinnellFor Release: July 26, 2018 Beetle bank at Grinnell Heritage Farm Contacts: Andrew and Melissa Dunham | Grinnell Heritage Farm | (641) 990-0018 | farmers@grinnellheritagefarm.com | grinnellheritagefarm.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & [...]

 

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Iowana Farm field day will explore seed-saving, cultivation – July 26, near CrescentFor Release: July 12, 2018 Terry shows field day attendees her low tunnels that protect from cabbage moths. Contacts: Terry Troxel | Iowana Farm | (712) 545-9300 | terry@iowanafarm.com | iowanafarm.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa [...]

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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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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Eight fruit and vegetable farms provided a profit-loss statement and simple balance sheet for four years (2013 – 2016). Five of the farms averaged more than $24,000/ac in gross revenue for the 4-year period. Four of the farms had a “favorable” four-year average net income ratio, ranging from 0.23 – 0.43. Number of years farming as a business ranged from 2 – 14 years. No two farm financial strategies or situations are the same. This report serves as a starting point for profitability conversations, and for farmers to compare their own numbers with their peers.

June 18, 2018 

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Practical Farmers’ 2018 field day guide is now available in print; features 40 farmer-led events across Iowa and MidwestFor Release: June 13, 2018 Contacts: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org AMES, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2018 field day guide is now available [...]

June 13, 2018 

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The last day of May was hot and sunny for Grade A Garden’s first PFI field day, but a delicious lunch in the shade and the openness of the hosts kept the 50 attendees energized and engaged throughout the day. Jordan Clasen and Whitney Brewer discussed vegetable crop production, use of the layers as fertility […]

June 7, 2018 

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Field day will explore unique vegetable farm business set-up, financials of starting a farm – June 21, near DecorahFor Release: June 6, 2018 Emily Fagan and Hannah Breckbill Contacts: Hannah Breckbill | Humble Hands Harvest | (507) 513-1502 | humblehandsharvest@gmail.com | humblehandsharvest.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | [...]

June 6, 2018 

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