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Michael Vittetoe did not plan on returning to the farm after he left to attend the University of Iowa and received a degree in civil engineering. But five years after working for an engineering firm in Muscatine, Michael decided that he did in fact want to farm and returned to the family farm near Washington […]

July 6, 2018 

BLOG POST

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 

NEWS RELEASE

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 

NEWS RELEASE

“I joined Practical Farmers of Iowa because I needed a support network and people to go to in order to learn about better soil management and conservation practices,” said Arlyn Kauffman as he kicked off his field day on June 19 near Weldon in south-central Iowa. “Practical Farmers is a resource group to learn from. […]

June 26, 2018 

BLOG POST

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 

NEWS RELEASE

Four diversified vegetable farms planted strips of an annual flower mix. Farms assessed flower establishment and attractiveness to insects. Buckwheat dominated the mix, providing early blooms but perhaps to the detriment of other flowering species. After buckwheat bloomed, there was a gap before the cosmos began to bloom. Basil, dill and cilantro did not fare well in the mix; farmers would prefer to transplant or plant these species in monoculture blocks.

April 12, 2018 

RESEARCH REPORT

Cover Crops to Reduce Herbicide Use in Soybeans Download PDF (578 KB) View Fullscreen

April 4, 2018 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

Cover Crop Termination Method and Date for Soybeans Download PDF (337 KB) View Fullscreen

 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

Co-seeding Corn with Clovers Download PDF (511 KB) View Fullscreen

 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL

Co-seeding Silage Corn with Cowpeas Download PDF (495 KB) View Fullscreen

 

RESEARCH PROTOCOL