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Michael Kilpatrick is a featured horticulture speaker at PFI’s 2018 annual conference; will lead four sessions on topics key to vegetable farming successFor Release: January 4, 2018 Michael Kilpatrick Brochure cover for PFI’s 2018 annual conference Contacts: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] AMES, [...]

January 4, 2018 

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Soil health is a major theme at Practical Farmers’ 2018 annual conference in Ames Features short course on soils, Keith Berns on carbonomics, numerous soil sessions, crop advisor credits For Release: December 7, 2017 Keith Berns Brochure cover for PFI’s 2018 annual conference Soil health offerings flyer — Pg. 1 Soil health offerings flyer — [...]

December 7, 2017 

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Practical Farmers of Iowa advocates for beginning farmers, conservation in Washington, D.C.For Release: November 30, 2017 Sarah Gilbert with her dairy cows Contact:   Steve Carlson | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] AMES, Iowa – As lawmakers debate provisions of the 2018 farm bill, now is a key time for farmers [...]

November 30, 2017 

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Registration is open for Practical Farmers’ 2018 annual conference, “Revival” — new conference website is live Featuring keynote speaker James Rebanks, 50+ sessions, soils short course and more For Release: November 22, 2017 Brochure cover for PFI’s 2018 annual conference James Rebanks (c) Eamonn McCabe Contacts: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical [...]

November 22, 2017 

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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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