Person: Ben Saunders

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In a Nutshell
• Fifteen farms participated in fruit and
vegetable production recordkeeping
to date.
• The purpose of the project was to
create Iowa-specific production
histories for:
• producers to have baseline
comparisons,
• the advancement of crop
insurance options,
• and to provide information about
typical Iowa production for
lenders.
• Actual yields exceeded FSA-NAP
yield estimates for most crop
categories.

May 10, 2016 

RESEARCH REPORT

Thirteen farms participated in
fruit and vegetable production
recordkeeping to date.
• The purpose of the project was to
create Iowa-specific production
histories for:
• producers to have baseline
comparisons,
• the advancement of crop
insurance options,
• and to provide information about
typical Iowa production for
lenders.
• Actual yields exceeded FSA-NAP
yield estimates for most crop
categories.

March 11, 2015 

RESEARCH REPORT

Using data from research conducted with CSA customers, tune in to hear 10 reasons why people stay with their CSA and 10 reasons why they leave. Expert Pat Mulvey will talk about how to keep your customers happy, and WabiSabi Farm’s Ben Saunders will talk about retention successes and struggles with his CSA in Granger, Iowa.

January 28, 2015 

FARMINAR

Aster Yellows in GarlicPublished: August 1, 2013 Download PDF (844 kB) View Fullscreen

August 1, 2013 

RESEARCH REPORT

Need to hire farm workers? Learn how to be legally compliant during a free webinar with Practical Farmers of Iowa – April 2For Release: March 22, 2013 Download PDF (133 kB) View Fullscreen

March 22, 2013 

NEWS RELEASE

Practical Farmers of Iowa’s ‘spring farminar’ online learning series will start on March 19 First session will focus on cover crops For Release: March 8, 2013 Download PDF (158 kB) View Fullscreen

March 8, 2013 

NEWS RELEASE

Flea Beetle Control in Eggplant Project timeline: March 2010 – September 2012 Published: January 9, 2013 Download PDF (1 MB) View Fullscreen

January 9, 2013 

RESEARCH REPORT

It’s Community Supported Agriculture Sign-up TimeFor Release: March 9, 2012 Download PDF (155 kB) View Fullscreen

March 9, 2012 

NEWS RELEASE

Non-toxic, physical flea beetle controls, year 2 Project timeline: March 2011 – September 2011 Published: January 28, 2012 Download PDF (3 MB) View Fullscreen

January 28, 2012 

RESEARCH REPORT

Glenn Drowns with his wife Linda manage Sand Hill Preservation Center near Calamus, Iowa. They save farm genetic diversity with heirloom seeds, and poultry breeds. Glenn has been perfecting his techniques growing cucurbits organically for decades and is eager to share his knowledge. Ben Saunders has worked at Turtle Farm CSA near Granger, IA, for several years and is working to transition the farm to the next generation. With a university degree in Horticulture, Ben loves working with nature and educating on the farm.

February 22, 2011 

FARMINAR