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On a sweltering afternoon in mid-July, Marty and Mary Schnicker invited PFI and the public to their farm for a tour of their “giant” produce they grow for competition, and the regular produce they grow for farmers market. Attendees braved the heat in the high tunnel to see the impressive pumpkin plants, and were repeatedly […]

July 26, 2017 

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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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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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“The definition of experience,” says Dean Henry, “What you get when you’re really looking for something different. We’ve had a lot of those things happen. But, we persist.” Dean and Judy Henry have been growing fruit near Nevada for over 50 years. They have 40 acres in horticultural crops, mostly orchard fruit and brambles, and […]

July 13, 2017 

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Have you ever wondered how they grow those giant veggies at the state fair? This week on the show, we have Marty Schnicker of Schnicker Specialities, who has your answers. Marty, who farms with his wife Mary near Mt. Pleasant in southeast Iowa, knows how to grow really big vegetables. He holds the Iowa State […]

July 6, 2017 

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Field day will explore how to raise giant produce – July 15, Mt. PleasantFor Release: June 29, 2017 Download PDF (104 kB) Mary Schnicker with children and giant pumpkin Schnicker high tunnel and produce field Marty Schnicker’s state-record-winning watermelon Contacts: Marty and Mary Schnicker | Schnicker Specialties | (319) 254-8817 | [email protected] Tamsyn Jones | [...]

June 29, 2017 

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“This is amazing,” said Susan Jutz at the end of T.D.’s field day, as we loitered in his spacious and tidy machine shop. “He does so much… and he’s so young.” Indeed, this was T.D. Holub’s first field day with PFI, which he hosted with his fiance, Sarah Gericke, near Coggon at their Garden Oasis Farm. […]

June 22, 2017 

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Jon Yagla of The Millet Seed Farm in Iowa City was our guest this week on the show. Jon runs this urban farm with his partner Wren Almitra in the Longfellow Historic Neighborhood of Iowa City. The farm consists primarily of a series of vegetable beds in yards in the neighborhood making up about a […]

June 15, 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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Farmers share information on dealing with pesticide drift in new video seriesFor Release: June 9, 2017 Download PDF (335 kB) Contacts: Nick Ohde | Research & Media Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] Liz Kolbe | Horticulture Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected]   AMES, [...]

June 9, 2017 

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