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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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Willie Hughes and family welcomed a diverse group of field day attendees on July 12th to his family’s farm operation of 4700 acres outside of Janesville, WI with these words, “Today we will not see beautiful stands of conventional and organic corn and soybeans but visit the front lines of sustainability: small grains, cover crops […]

August 13, 2018 

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It seems like breweries, both large and small, are getting creative with their products. Consumers are more and more interested in finding unique-tasting products and some are seeking out the locally-sourced brews. So, how do breweries source their ingredients to make a tasty end product? And how can farmers find ways to tap into these […]

August 10, 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 […]

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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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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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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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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