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Mark and Melissa Schleisman, of M & M Farms near Lake City, hosted 46 people on April 11. The sun was shining, cows were out grazing cover crops and a few newborn calves had just been born in a field of cereal rye. Mark came back to his family’s farm full time six years ago, after a career […]

April 26, 2017 


On March 30, a group of farmers got together to learn about grazing cover crops and the value cattle bring to crop fields. Bruce Carney, a cattle grazier who produces grass-fed beef, and Rick Kimberley, a row-crop farmer, are neighbors who live outside Maxwell, IA. They’ve worked out an agreement for Bruce to graze cover […]

April 18, 2017 


Practical Farmers’ Cover Crop Caravan spring field day series kicked off on March 28th at Glenwood Century Farm near Albion. 29 attendees came to hear Wade Dooley, an integrated crop, livestock and vegetable farmer who’s been planting cover crops since 1997. About ten years later, Wade started taking advantage of those cover crops with his […]

April 6, 2017 


Grazing cover crops or crop residue? Check herbicide labels first New factsheets from Practical Farmers summarize restrictions For Release: March 30, 2017 Download PDF (94 kB) Tim Palmer Cattle grazing cover crops Contact: Nick Ohde | Research and Media Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] Meghan Filbert | Livestock Coordinator [...]

March 30, 2017 


Field day will explore grazing cover crops – April 11, near Lake CityFor Release: March 29, 2017 Download PDF (88 kB) Mark Schleisman (left) with Ben Albright and Chris Clark Contacts: Mark Schleisman | M & M Farms | (712) 210-4043 | [email protected] Meghan Filbert | Livestock Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) [...]

March 29, 2017 


Carney Family Farms field day will explore grazing cover crops – March 30, near MaxwellFor Release: March 16, 2017 Download PDF (91 kB) MAXWELL, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa and grazier Bruce Carney – in partnership with Land Stewardship Project, The Pasture Project and Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota – will host a cover [...]

March 16, 2017 


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 


Are you grazing cover crops this spring, or plan to in the fall? If so, it’s important to check and see if your corn or bean herbicides have grazing restrictions. Some common herbicides do not allow for grazing of cover crops or crop residue. If you’re grazing covers this spring, look back at what herbicides […]

March 9, 2017 


For farmers that grow small grains, the harvest is just the beginning. After harvesting the crop in July, the possibilities for cover crops to plant on that ground are endless. “The world is your oyster,” says Jon Bakehouse of Hastings. Because you can seed cover crops as early as July 1, there’s plenty of time for […]



Grassfed Meat Production Using Multi-Species Grazing and Free-Choice MineralsFebruary 8, 2017 View Farminar Pre-recorded David Carbaugh, of Nobel Pastures Farm in Red Oak will team up with Derek Lawson, cattleman at Foxhollow Farm in Kentucky, to discuss pasture and animal management. David and Derek met at a Holistic Management International training program and Derek has [...]

February 8, 2017