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This week on On-Farm, we talk with Deb Finch about raising meat goats and her upcoming field day.

May 25, 2017 

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Workshop and field day at Finch Livestock will focus on FAMACHA, parasite management in goats – June 27, State CenterFor Release: May 25, 2017 Download PDF (116 kB) STATE CENTER, Iowa — Controlling internal parasites in goats is arguably the biggest economic factor in goat production, according to Deb Finch, of Finch Livestock. But treating [...]

 

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Field day will explore grazing cover crops – May 30, near Sioux CenterFor Release: May 15, 2017 Download PDF (99 kB) Contacts: Matt Schuiteman | AJS Farms | (712) 722-3272 | [email protected] Meghan Filbert | Livestock Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | [...]

May 15, 2017 

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The Spring 2017 issue of the Practical Farmer, includes an article titled “Forage-Fed Pig Production” highlighting  Steve Deibele’s feeding practices. Steve’s a pastured pig and cattle farmer at Golden Bear Farm in Kiel, Wisconsin. He spoke at Practical Farmers’ annual conference last January on raising pigs on a forage heavy diet without the use of corn or soybeans. […]

May 9, 2017 

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Kerri and Todd Leach Mammoth Hills Farm Members since 2011 West Branch, IA Kerri and Todd Leach raise registered Katahdin hair sheep; geese; chickens; and bees on 60 acres at Mammoth Hills Farm near West Branch. They also have an orchard, hoop house and raise mushrooms seasonally. The sheep are the centerpiece of their farm, […]

April 28, 2017 

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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 

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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 

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Greg Rebman operates Rebman Farms near Frederick, Illinois, raising corn, soybeans, small grains and certified organic, rotationally grazed beef cattle on about 1,875 acres. He uses cover crops on some of his farm’s row-crop acres – and is interested in transitioning more acres to cover crops as a means of providing “holistic fertility” on the […]

April 7, 2017 

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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 

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During each winter season dating back to November 2009, Practical Farmers of Iowa has been offering unique online learning opportunities referred to as Farminars. With a rich history of farmer-to-farmer education in the form of on-farm field days, farminars were a logical extension of this format for the off-season. These interactive webinars feature both beginning […]

April 5, 2017 

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