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A group of farmers traveled to Ohio in August to spend a day at Dave Brandt’s farm. This blog accompanies the article in the Autumn 2017 Practical Farmer “Members Reflect on Lessons Learned in Ohio.” By Sally Hertz Gran In this reflection, I will be highlighting some of the topics we dug into during the […]

November 3, 2017 

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Field day will explore hand tools, implements for small vegetable farms – Nov. 5, in Iowa CityFor Release: October 24, 2017 Contacts: Jason Grimm | (319) 622-3264 | [email protected] | growjohnsoncounty.org Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] IOWA CITY, Iowa – For vegetable farmers, [...]

October 24, 2017 

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“Land is like our checking account – we can’t take out more than we put in,” said Jamie Hostetler, to an audience of 165 people at his field day in September. Jamie and his family operate a grass-fed beef farm, raising Red Devon cattle and specializing in seed stock production. The cattle are rotationally grazed […]

October 11, 2017 

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Field day will explore lessons learned on a beginning vegetable farm, draft-horse power – Oct. 21, in HancockFor Release: October 4, 2017 Contacts: Jayme Fowler | Wild Furrow Farm | (402) 290-5856 | [email protected] Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] HANCOCK, Iowa – For [...]

October 4, 2017 

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Applications are now open for the beginning farmer Savings Incentive ProgramFor Release: September 28, 2017 Download PDF (345 kB) Contact: Greg Van Den Berghe | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] Steve Carlson | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected]   AMES, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa is [...]

September 28, 2017 

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“Give ’em some grass, water, and salt,” says Russ Wischover, “And cash the check at the end of the year. That’s my kind of livestock!” Russ, who farms in in Bedford, just north of the Missouri border, has converted his farm into pastureland over the last six years. He’s a proponent of using very little […]

September 18, 2017 

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Field day will explore dried flower production at Howell’s Greenhouse and Floral – Sept. 23, near CummingFor Release: September 7, 2017 Download PDF (103 kB) Cindy and Fred Howell and grandchildren Dried flowers at Howell’s Greenhouse and Floral Fresh and dried flowers Flowers growing in the field Contacts: Fred Howell | Fred’s Greenhouse and Floral [...]

September 7, 2017 

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In mid-August, 60 people visited Lost Lake Farm to learn about one of Iowa’s newest dairies. Kevin and Ranae Dietzel built a milking parlor and cheesery in 2016 – where 21 cows are milked and where that milk is turned into artisan cheese.  “We make cheese to add value to milk on the farm,” said […]

 

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Award ceremony will honor 2017 Farmland Owner Legacy Award recipients – Aug. 24, Des MoinesFor Release: August 4, 2017 Download PDF (103 kB) Contacts: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] DES MOINES, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa will host an awards ceremony and [...]

August 4, 2017 

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This week, On-Farm traveled to Lost Lake Farm, the farm of Kevin and Ranae Dietzel, to talk to Kevin while he made mozzarella cheese and cheese curds. Lost Lake Farm is a small, grass-fed cow dairy that produces artisanal cheese in an on-farm cheesery. The Dietzels operate the farm with low capital and a small […]

August 2, 2017 

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