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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 

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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] | https://glenwoodfarmdirect.com/ Meghan Filbert | Livestock Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] Tamsyn Jones | Outreach [...]

March 14, 2017 

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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 

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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 […]

 

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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 

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John and Beverly Gilbert will receive 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award from Practical Farmers of IowaFor Release: January 18, 2017 Download PDF (91 kB) John and Beverly Gilbert of Gibralter Farms Contact: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] AMES, Iowa — John and Beverly [...]

January 18, 2017 

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Will Harris is one of the featured speakers at Practical Farmers’ 2017 annual conference — and we’re very excited that he’s able to join us! He and his family operate White Oak Pastures, a nearly 1,300-acre farm near Bluffton, Georgia that has been in the Harris family for six generations (the sixth generation was just […]

December 22, 2016 

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Iconic farmer Will Harris will teach how to profitably scale up a mixed-species, diversified livestock farm at Practical Farmers’ 2017 annual conferenceFor Release: December 22, 2016 Download PDF (120 kB) © 2015 | Haley Sheffield | www.haleysheffield.com AMES, Iowa — When Will Harris started transitioning White Oak Pastures, the nearly 1,300-acre family farm he runs [...]

 

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Goats are becoming increasingly popular for managing unwanted vegetation because they provide a ‘green’ alternative to pesticides while benefitting the animals and land. This project evaluated the use of goats to control invasive species, such as honeysuckle and multiflora rose, and invigorate native savanna growth. A research plot was established for comparing the effectiveness of […]

December 20, 2016 

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Grassland bird populations in Iowa have been in decline, but studies have shown that conservation of birds can be facilitated in landscapes by introducing grazing disturbances at appropriate stocking densities.  Bird species that have been threatened, such as the bobolink, dickcissel, grasshopper sparrow, Henslow’s sparrow, and the eastern bluebird, nest in grasslands, which can be provided by […]

December 14, 2016 

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