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Soil health is a major theme at Practical Farmers’ 2018 annual conference in Ames Features short course on soils, Keith Berns on carbonomics, numerous soil sessions, crop advisor credits For Release: December 7, 2017 Keith Berns Brochure cover for PFI’s 2018 annual conference Soil health offerings flyer — Pg. 1 Soil health offerings flyer — [...]

December 7, 2017 


Registration is open for Practical Farmers’ 2018 annual conference, “Revival” — new conference website is live Featuring keynote speaker James Rebanks, 50+ sessions, soils short course and more For Release: November 22, 2017 Brochure cover for PFI’s 2018 annual conference James Rebanks (c) Eamonn McCabe Contacts: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical [...]

November 22, 2017 


Farm Transfer Planning for the Next GenerationNovember 16, 2017 View Farminar Pre-recorded Farmers Jim and LeeAnn Van Der Pol are in their 60s and ready to decrease their roles in the family farm and meat business. How are they turning over management and ownership to their son and daughter-in-law? Transfer must allow the older generation [...]

November 16, 2017 


Dan Wilson, who farms in Northwest Iowa, recently suggested I read Joel Salatin’s post in the latest Stockman Grass Farmer. I am summarizing some of the column here. Not to embarrass Dan, but he and wife Lorna are working hard to put into place the tips listed below, including their amazing work to develop a […]

September 28, 2017 


Award ceremony will honor 2017 Farmland Owner Legacy Award recipients – Aug. 24, Des MoinesFor Release: August 4, 2017 Download PDF (103 kB) Contacts: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] DES MOINES, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa will host an awards ceremony and [...]

August 4, 2017 


They are leaders on farm transitions. (And there are so many more!) The late William and Mary Gilbert, Iowa Falls, Iowa, for leaving an agricultural legacy. William and Mary rewarded their offspring according to the contributions they made to the farm. Their vision and practice made it easier for son John and wife, Beverly, to […]

July 14, 2017 


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 


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 


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 


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