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If you haven’t gotten your Summer 2017 issue of the Practical Farmer, our quarterly newsletter, it should be arriving in the mail soon. In it, you’ll find a couple articles about food. One is authored by former PFI staffer and chef Tomoko Ogawa (it’s a fascinating update on her culinary adventures in Japan and Spain […]

August 9, 2017 


The 2016 spring issue of “the Practical Farmer” featured an article in which four PFI farmers shared their experiences direct-marking local foods products to customers that proved to be opportunities to help expand their customers’ culinary horizons. The article — “From Daikons to Deer Hunters: Expanding Horizons Through Local Foods” — included insights from Laura […]

June 9, 2016 


The growth of the grass-fed meat sector is driven by positive eating experiences. To ensure satisfied consumers, it’s critical for cattle graziers to have a solid understanding of grass-finishing. Ryan and Kristine Jepsen, of Dorchester, Iowa, will discuss the importance of meeting the nutritional needs of cattle at each stage of life and knowing your cost of gain. Daniel Sheetz, a row crop and beef cattle producer in Toledo, Iowa, is transitioning his operation to organic and grass-fed. He has seeded 60 acres of new pasture and will be implementing a grazing plan in the spring. Daniel will ask Ryan and Kristine questions about grass-based beef production.

November 25, 2015 


Raising grass-fed beef, from managing to marketing, is the focus of Practical Farmers of Iowa field dayFor Release: July 11, 2013 Download PDF (139 KB) View Fullscreen

July 11, 2013 


Tour a Diversified Farm at Practical Farmers of Iowa Field DayFor Release: September 12, 2008 Download PDF (242 KB) View Fullscreen

September 12, 2008 


Observe Fabrication of a Grass-Fed Animal at Practical Farmers of Iowa WorkshopFor Release: August 18, 2008 Download PDF (247 KB) View Fullscreen

August 18, 2008