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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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Practical Farmers’ 2017 main field day season is upon us! Over the coming weeks, to help highlight some of the many farmer-led learning opportunities this growing season — and the farmers and farmland owners hosting them — we’ll be spotlighting many of the PFI farmers who are graciously giving their time to share their knowledge […]

June 8, 2017 

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Maggie McQuown and Steve Turman of Resilient Farms near Red Oak in southwest Iowa were our guests on the show this week. On this episode, we talk about retiring on the family farm, farm transfer, working with farm operators, riparian buffers, prairie strips and their upcoming field day on June 15 about conversation practices.

June 1, 2017 

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Over the years, Clark Porter and his family have worked hard to increase conservation – including planting cover crops, expanding grassed waterways, incorporating buffer strips, and experimenting with rotations of oats — on the Grundy County land the family has owned since 1873. “I grew up riding my pony behind my grandfather on our land, […]

May 11, 2017 

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Map of My Kingdom has now been performed 56 times — and two more performances are already scheduled. An average of 50 people have attended each performance, so that’s 2,800 who have seen this PFI-commissioned play! After Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander wrote this work that covers the tough questions involved in farmland transitions, Mary […]

April 6, 2017 

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New guide helps farmland owners with successionFor Release: March 22, 2017 Download PDF (83 kB) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA CLIVE, Iowa — Peoples Company has just released a new guide full of tips from farmland owners and other experts about how to tackle farmland succession. The guide – “Your Farmland and the Future: Setting Goals, Taking [...]

March 22, 2017 

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Peoples Company of Clive has just released a new guide on farmland transfer–and the guide is peppered with quotes, photos and tips from PFI members. In “Your Farmland and the Future: Setting Goals, Taking Action” we hear from: Rick and Jane Juchems of Plainfield, who communicate often with their son and daughter about their legacy […]

March 14, 2017 

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We recorded a handful of presentations at last month’s annual conference, and now they’re available on our YouTube channel. We’ll have a handful more posted in the coming weeks. You can find the PDFs of these presentations on our annual conference multimedia page. Keynote – “Pass It On” – PFI members Susan Jutz of Iowa […]

February 24, 2017 

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The Van Der Pols tackle farm transitions (Part two of a three-part series) When Jim and LeeAnn Van Der Pol began farming in 1977 on his family’s Central Minnesota farm, they added pigs to the operation. When their son Josh and his wife Cindy joined the farm in the mid-1990s, they expanded the pasture farrowing. […]

February 10, 2017 

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Angela and John Tedesco donate their Granger farmland to Practical Farmers of Iowa; gift marks first in PFI’s historyFor Release: January 20, 2017 Download PDF (86 kB) Contact: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] AMES, Iowa — A portion of urban Granger will now [...]

January 20, 2017 

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