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Organic Dairying and Cattle Care

Tim, Samuel and Daniel Maibach of Maibach Dairy in Bloomfield are hosting a field day regarding their organic dairy.  A tour will be held along with a veterinarian from Organic Valley.

September 5 from 1-4 p.m.

Community-Based Farm Start-Up

Jennifer Vazquez of Red Earth Gardens in Tama will host a field day about integrating a farm business with community-based goals and input from the beginning.

September 9 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

RSVP to [email protected] by September 5.

Jim Gerrish Series: Pasture Walks, Talks, and Tours

Jim Gerrish will discuss grazing management, pasture and paddock setup, and species selection and diversity. This is five part series. $40 for the public and $20 for PFI members.

Aug 18-22

Register by Aug 15 to Joe Sellers at 641-203-1270.

Soil Stewardship with Cover Crops, Rotations & Grazing

Jon and Tina Bakehouse along with Bach and Nancy Bakehouse of Maple Edge Farm in Hastings will host a field day regarding numerous conservation measures.   

August 26  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PFI Booth at Farm Progress Show and Campfire Social

Join PFI at the 2014 Farm Progress show in Boone.  After the show on Wednesday, join Mark Peterson at his campsite.  Tickets are $15 for the show.

August 26-28  from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

Energy Conservation at Home on the Range

Martha McFarland of Hawkeye Buffalo in Fredericksburg will host a field day regarding energy conservation, and grazing buffalo and cattle. 

September 3  from 3:30-6 p.m.

RSVP to [email protected]  by August 29.

What's Happening

the Practical Farmer- The 2014 Summer Newsletter is now available for download.

Savings Incentive Program- Now taking applications.

2013 Annual Report- The 2013 Annual Report is now available for download.

Field Day Guide- The 2014 Field Day Guide is now available for download.