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Mushroom production field day at Allchin Acres – Aug. 8, Columbus JunctionFor Release: July 21, 2017 Download PDF (105 kB) Tyson Allchin (photo courtesy of Muscatine Area Farmers Market) Oyster mushrooms from Allchin Acres (photo courtesy of Muscatine Area Farmers Market) Contacts: Tyson Allchin | Allchin Acres | (563) 299-0312 | [email protected] Tamsyn Jones | [...]

July 21, 2017 

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How far would you travel to socialize with other beginning farmers? On a sultry July Saturday evening 37 beginning farmers gathered at a summer social hosted by Jack Davis in Adel, Iowa. Practical Farmers staff member Steve Carlson thought he had the longest distance to attend, because this was a stop on his return from […]

July 20, 2017 

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The Millet Seed Farm is located in Iowa City, on six plots that total about 1/5 of an acre. Jon runs a 30-week, 20-member CSA, most of whom live in the neighborhood. “The mission of Millet Seed Farm is to grow healthy food for ourselves and our local community using sustainable farming practices, and to provide […]

July 18, 2017 

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Field day will explore how to profitably manage farm potholes – Aug. 3, Charles CityFor Release: July 18, 2017 Wendy Johnson and Johnny Rafkin Contacts: Wendy Johnson | Joia Food Farm | (562) 852-7044 | [email protected] | joiafoodfarm.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] [...]

 

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Throughout Practical Farmers’ 2017 field day season, we are spotlighting many of the PFI farmers who are graciously giving their time to share their knowledge at these events, as well as members who make the journey to attend them. Watch practicalfarmers.org and “Practical News,” our weekly email newsletter, for details and updates! Robert and his […]

July 14, 2017 

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This week on the show, On-Farm was back on the road, this time stopping at Joia Food Farm near Charles City to talk to PFI Board Vice President Wendy Johnson. Wendy and her husband Johnny own and operate the farm, where they raise a little of everything, from chickens and turkeys to pigs and sheep […]

July 13, 2017 

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Field day will focus on transitioning to organic crop farming – July 11, Ida GroveFor Release: June 22, 2017 Download PDF (106 kB) Jack and Scott Ausborn Contacts: Scott Ausborn | (712) 210-0757 | [email protected] Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] IDA GROVE, Iowa [...]

June 22, 2017 

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Practical Farmers’ 2017 field day guide is now available in print; features 32 farmer-led events across IowaFor Release: June 13, 2017 Download PDF (108 kB) Contacts: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] AMES, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2017 field day guide is [...]

June 13, 2017 

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Garden Oasis Farm field day will explore machinery and tools for vegetable farms – June 9, CoggonFor Release: May 24, 2017 Download PDF (115 kB) T.D. Holub T.D.’s Alice Chalmers Contacts: T.D. Holub | Garden Oasis Farm | (319) 558-6481 | [email protected] | gofarmveggies.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of [...]

May 24, 2017 

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Toward our on-going effort to facilitate discussions about profitability of diversified fruit and vegetable farms, the Year 2 Report of the Whole Farm Financial Project is now available. Twelve farmers contributed their profit-loss statements and balance sheets to Practical Farmers of Iowa for this report, and work on the next edition of the report (FY2015 and 2016) […]

April 27, 2017 

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