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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.

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

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!