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2014 Cooperators' Meeting

John Wesselius is participating in several research cooperator projects, including an intensive yield and revenue data collection project aimed at creating benchmark yields for Iowa fruit and vegetable farmers.

Farmer’s share on-fare research trials conducted in 2014 and set new projects for 2015 on December 8-9. RSVP required.

2014 Cooperators' Meeting

 In partnership with Pesticide Action Network, PFI farmer Susan Frye collected ambient air samples using a Drift Catcher, a citizen science tool that measures levels of pesticides in the air.

Farmer’s share on-fare research trials conducted in 2014 and set new projects for 2015 on December 8-9. RSVP required.

2014 Cooperators' Meeting

LaVon and Craig Griffeon participated in a PFI-partner project with Green Iowa AmeriCorps, performing an energy audit and weatherization on their farm house and a farm building.

Farmer’s share on-farm research trials conducted in 2014 and set new projects for 2015 on December 8-9. RSVP required.

2014 Cooperators' Meeting

Mark Quee and his crew at Scattergood Friends School farm tested four different species of summer cover crops between spring and fall crops. 

Farmer’s share on-farm research trials conducted in 2014 and set new projects for 2015 on December 8-9. RSVP required.

2014 Cooperators' Meeting

Dave and Meg Schmidt have been reducing their reliance on stored feeds during the winter by grazing the cover crops seeded on neighboring crop acres.

Farmer’s share on-farm research trials conducted in 2014 and set new projects for 2015 on December 8-9. RSVP required.

2014 Cooperators' Meeting

Dick Sloan is participating in the study to examine the economics of adding a third crop, winter cereal rye grown for grain with legume cover crop, to a corn-soybean system.

Farmer’s share on-farm research trials conducted in 2014 and set new projects for 2015 on December 8-9. RSVP required.

2014 Cooperators' Meeting

Cheryl and Mike Hopkins are improving pasture productivity and reducing goat parasite loads through strategic grazing and seeding of special forage varieties.

Farmer’s share on-farm research trials conducted in 2014 and set new projects for 2015 on December 8-9. RSVP required.

2014 Cooperators' Meeting

Bob Lynch is participating in a project which explores cover crop termination date with respect to soybean planting: terminating 7-10 days prior to soybean planting and terminating at the time of soybean planting. 

Farmer’s share on-farm research trials conducted in 2014 and set new projects for 2015 on December 8-9. RSVP required.