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Field day at Maple Edge Farm will showcase links between the arts and agriculture – Aug. 25, near HastingsFor Release: August 10, 2018 Contacts: Tina Bakehouse | Maple Edge Farm | (712) 789-0158 | tina@goldenhillsrcd.org Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | tamsyn@practicalfarmers.org HASTINGS, Iowa —At [...]

August 10, 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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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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The Farm-to-School Program at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, in partnership with USDA-AMS, routinely publishes data from farm-to-school purchases of fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat in Iowa. The latest report is available here.  The data, gathered from schools, includes products procured from growers and producers in the state of Iowa and within 30 […]

 

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Field day will explore many uses of small grains, from grazing to brewing – June 28, in BedfordFor Release: June 13, 2018Contacts: Rick and Pam Sprague | Sprague Bees and Beef | (712) 542-8765 Erin Ogle | Taylor County Water Quality Initiative | (712) 523-2118, ext. 305 | erin.ogle@ia.nacdnet.net Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications [...]

June 13, 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 [...]

 

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After completing two years of cucumber enterprise budgets, Ann Franzenburg and Emma Johnson looked at their farms and decided: “Let’s do cherry tomatoes.” For this enterprise budget, both farmers did a careful accounting of the revenue, costs, and labor for their 2017 cherry tomato crops. The analysis of their data, and their comments on varieties, […]

December 6, 2017 

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