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Practical Farmers’ 2017 main field day season is almost upon us! Our first event will take place on Sunday, May 21, at Blue Gate Farm, operated by Jill Beebout and Sean Skeehan. Over the coming weeks, to help highlight some of the many farmer-led learning opportunities this growing season — and the farmers hosting them […]

May 11, 2017 

BLOG POST

“On-Farm: Conversations with Practical Farmers” is a new podcast from Practical Farmers of Iowa. Each week, I’ll interview a different farmer. We’ll hear from new and experienced; young and old; small and large; horticulture, livestock and row-crop farmers. We’ll talk with farmers about the issues most relevant to the farming community: the nitty gritty of […]

 

BLOG POST

Field day at Blue Gate Farm will explore benefits, affordability of two-wheel tractors in vegetable production – May 21, CharitonFor Release: May 5, 2017 Download PDF (116 kB) Jill Beebout and Percy Jeff Lauber with push-seeder Two-wheel tractor with seeder Two-wheel tractors Contacts: Jill Beebout | Blue Gate Farm | (641) 203-1709 | [email protected] | [...]

May 5, 2017 

NEWS RELEASE

In a Nutshell
• Six farmers compared three broccoli
varieties, Belstar, Gypsy and Imperial,
to determine which produces better
during summer months (harvest July –
Sept.) in Iowa.
Key Findings
• Imperial had the highest yields at four
of six farms, followed by Gypsy and
Belstar.
• At three farms, Imperial had statistically
higher yields than the other
varieties.
• Plant spacing differed by farm, but
average yield per area was 0.28 lb/ft2
for Imperial, followed by Gypsy (0.27
lb/ ft2), and Belstar (0.22 lb/ft2)
• Following the indications of the data,
most farmers strongly preferred Imperial
as their summer broccoli variety.

December 7, 2016 

RESEARCH REPORT

Beginners, learn how to be an excellent employee and learn the most on the job this summer. Farmer employers, hear how farmers make time for a better learning experience for employees.

March 26, 2013 

FARMINAR

Learn how to get the most from a farm worker or employer role this season during a free online webinar with Practical Farmers of Iowa – March 26For Release: March 21, 2013 Download PDF (129 kB) View Fullscreen

March 21, 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

Labor4Learning Program helps beginning farmers get paid on-the-job training from ten established farms around IowaFor Release: January 29, 2013 Download PDF (231 kB) View Fullscreen

January 29, 2013 

NEWS RELEASE

Blue Gate high tunnels record keeping project, winter, season 3 Project timeline: August 2010 – March 2011 Published: February 5, 2012 Download PDF (1 MB) View Fullscreen

February 5, 2012 

RESEARCH REPORT

Practical Farmers of Iowa announces its winter Farminar lineupFor Release: December 22, 2011 Download PDF (181 kB) View Fullscreen

December 22, 2011 

NEWS RELEASE