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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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During each winter season dating back to November 2009, Practical Farmers of Iowa has been offering unique online learning opportunities referred to as Farminars. With a rich history of farmer-to-farmer education in the form of on-farm field days, farminars were a logical extension of this format for the off-season. These interactive webinars feature both beginning […]

April 5, 2017 

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Josh Nelson farms near Belmond with his father, two uncles and a cousin, growing corn, soybeans and pigs on the family’s main farm. Each family member rents or owns land individually, Josh explains, but “we all work jointly and own the equipment together.” “This is my fifth year farming with them,” he adds. “Prior to […]

March 29, 2017 

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Sioux Center-area farmer seeks aspiring farmer for on-farm training opportunityFor Release: March 22, 2017 Download PDF (365 kB) Sioux Center, Iowa – John Wesselius of The Cornucopia Farm near Sioux Center is hoping his farm can serve as a training ground for an aspiring farmer during the 2017 growing season. John is among 14 experienced [...]

March 22, 2017 

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Panora-area farmers seek aspiring farmer for an on-farm training opportunityFor Release: March 22, 2017 Download PDF (364 kB) Panora, Iowa – Earl and Jeff Hafner of Early Morning Harvest are hoping their farm can serve as a training ground for an aspiring farmer during the 2017 growing season. The Hafners are among 14 experienced farmers [...]

 

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Mount Vernon-area farmer seeks aspiring farmer for on-farm training opportunityFor Release: March 22, 2017 Download PDF (366 kB) Mount Vernon, Iowa – Donna Warhover of Morning Glory LLC near Mount Vernon is hoping her farm can serve as a training ground for an aspiring farmer during the 2017 growing season. Donna is among 14 experienced [...]

 

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Kalona-area farmer seeking aspiring farmer for an on-farm training opportunityFor Release: March 22, 2017 Download PDF (366 kB) Kalona, Iowa – James Nisly of Organic Greens LLC is hoping his farm can serve as a training ground for an aspiring farmer during the 2017 growing season. James is among 14 experienced farmers from around the [...]

 

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Iowa Falls-area farmers seek aspiring farmer for an on-farm training opportunityFor Release: March 22, 2017 Download PDF (366 kB) Iowa Falls, Iowa – John C. and Sarah Gilbert of Gibralter Farms are hoping their farm can serve as a training ground for an aspiring farmer during the 2017 growing season. The Gilberts are among 14 [...]

 

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Hastings-area farmer seeking aspiring farmer for an on-farm training opportunityFor Release: March 22, 2017 Download PDF (368 kB) Hastings, Iowa – Jon Bakehouse, of Maple Edge Farm near Hastings, is hoping his farm can serve as a training ground for an aspiring farmer during the 2017 growing season. Jon is among 14 experienced farmers from [...]

 

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