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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 was a picturesque scene at Grassway Farm in Maynard for the Wedemeiers’ first PFI field day. The milk herd grazed in a steady drizzle in the distance while the crowd huddled in one of the old barns to learn about organic transition from host, Scott Wedemeier. Scott began with a little background information and […]

August 13, 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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“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 […]

 

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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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Darrell Steele, a member in Washington County, has gotten the cover crop itch and started with a typical cover crop of cereal rye on his corn and soybean farm where he raises hogs too. After attending a soil health workshop he wanted to test out extreme-cover cropping and is beginning to grow “sexy” diverse cover […]

July 3, 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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Field day will explore role of cover crops in livestock options – July 17, near DaytonFor Release: June 29, 2018 Kellie Blair in soybeans (photo courtesy of Iowa Soybean Association) Contacts: Kellie and A.J. Blair | kellieblair@akrfarm.com | homeagainfinnegan.blogspot.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [...]

June 29, 2018 

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Field day will explore organic transition on a dairy and crop farm – July 14, near MaynardFor Release: June 27, 2018 Contacts: Gary and Scott Wedemeier | Grassway Organic Farm | (319) 231-3312 | swedem@netins.net Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org MAYNARD, Iowa — [...]

June 27, 2018 

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