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Exploring possibilities with Moveable High Tunnel

Denise O’Brien and Larry Harris of Rolling Acres Farm in Atlantic will host a field day regarding on-going research trials, including methods for weed control in asparagus and improving soil fertility using worm castings.

August 3 from 2-4 pm

Planning, Research & Intercropping on a CSA Farm

Rob and Tammy Faux of Genuine Faux Farm in Tripoli will host a field day and share what has worked (and not worked) in their complex rotations and field plans.

August 17 from 3-6 p.m.

RSVP to [email protected] by August 14.

Farming Across Generations

Bob and Linda Lynch of Gilmore City will host a field day to discuss cover crops, strip-till and no-till farming, pollinator issues, landlord-tenant issues and farm transfer.

July 17, from 10 a.m.-1  p.m.

RSVP to [email protected] by July 14.

Build a Root Washer for Your Vegetable Farm

Grant Schultz of VersaLand in Iowa City will teach how to build a robust barrel-style root waster to efficiently wash potatoes, carrots and other root vegetables.

July 22  from 2-7 p.m.

RSVP to [email protected] by July 18.

Grazing with More than Profits in Mind

Ray Bratsch-Prince of Prairie Cattle Company in Nevada will explain his operation by renting from neighbors to get pasture access with a goal of improving the land.

July 24  from 4-6 p.m.

RSVP  to [email protected] by July 21.

Ragbrai with PFI in Independence

Join PFI in Independence for fresh food, refreshments and networking along this year’s RAGBRAI route  on the new Riverwalk Park. Meet fellow cyclists, enjoy a healthy snack and learn about agriculture, farming, local food production and land stewardship in Iowa.

July 25 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.

Monitoring Pesticide Drift on a Century Farm

Susan Frye of small frye farm in Maysville will discuss the Pesticide Action Network and feature cut flower, vegetable and culinary herb production for the farm’s CSA and a tour of the historic farm.

July 27 from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

RSVP to [email protected]  by July 24.

What's Happening

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. 

Spring Newsletter- Our Spring 2014 newsletter is now available for download.

SIP Class of 2015- We are pleased to announce the Savings Incentive Program Class of 2015!