Person: Fred Abels

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Click to watch PFI member Fred Abels' presentation about his conservation story on YouTube.

August 8, 2016 


56 farmers came to the Grundy County Fair on July 20, 2016 to learn more about cover crops and soil health at our “indoor” field day. Fred Abels, a long-time PFI member and Grundy County Commissioner helped plan another great workshop with ISU Extension and Grundy County NRCS.

July 22, 2016 


Each year more farmers in Iowa and across the Cornbelt are trying cover crops. Many start with a cereal rye cover crop planted in the fall after corn or soybean harvest or others contract with a pilot to fly it over the standing cash crop around Labor Day. Good planter setup can be key to […]

May 17, 2016 


Do you wonder how soil tests can be used to help improve your soil management? Learn the basics of two increasingly popular tests – the Haney and phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) soil tests – from soil microbiologist Lance Gunderson, including how the results are determined and how to interpret these results. Farmer and grazier Fred Abels will then describe how he’s used the Haney test on his farm to inform his management. They will both discuss the results of tests taken on Fred’s farm.

December 18, 2014 


Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will host a cover crop field day Nov. 19, near Holland For Release: November 5, 2013 Download PDF (100 kB) View Fullscreen

November 5, 2013 


Conservation Stewardship Program “Open for Business” a Little Longer!For Release: June 4, 2010 Download PDF (243 kB) View Fullscreen

June 4, 2010 


Conservation Stewardship Program Opens for BusinessFor Release: May 13, 2010 Download PDF (242 kB) View Fullscreen

May 13, 2010 


Strip Tillage, Living Mulches and Pasture WalkFor Release: July 15, 2009 Download PDF (256 kB) View Fullscreen

July 15, 2009