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Field day will explore grazing cover crops – March 28, near AlbionFor Release: March 14, 2017 Download PDF (89 kB) Wade Dooley Contacts: Wade Dooley | Glenwood Century Farm | (641) 751-4016 | [email protected] | Meghan Filbert | Livestock Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] Tamsyn Jones | Outreach [...]

March 14, 2017 


Ahead of our annual conference last month, we held a short course titled “Conserving $$ and Soil.” Often the conservation of farm production input costs and soil might be considered at odds with one another. Soil conservation efforts are thought to cost money to implement and/or they might involve producing less which would in turn lose […]

February 1, 2017 


The Farm Progress Show was in Boone, IA last week. Practical Farmers of Iowa has been hosting a booth at the show the past three times its been held in Boone, IA. The booth was filled with cover crop plants, PFI materials and most importantly PFI farmer experts who shared advice about cover crops with other […]

September 9, 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 


Objective: Demonstrate the economic and soil health benefits of grazing multi-species cover crops, through partnerships between row crops farmers and graziers.

July 7, 2015 


Objective: Quantify the agronomic and economic effect on corn yields of seeding a red + sweet clover mix with cereal rye or planting a diverse, cover crop mix immediately after grain and straw harvest of rye.



Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa will host a cover crop field day Nov. 7, in Amana For Release: October 29, 2013 Download PDF (101 kB) View Fullscreen

October 29, 2013 


Farmers who attend this session will learn how adding alternative crops can reduce input costs and pest pressure while helping them raise more profitable and healthy livestock.

February 21, 2012 


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

December 22, 2011 


Practical Farmers of Iowa is now taking applications for their Savings Incentive ProgramFor Release: September 17, 2010 Download PDF (250 kB) View Fullscreen

September 17, 2010