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In mid-August, 60 people visited Lost Lake Farm to learn about one of Iowa’s newest dairies. Kevin and Ranae Dietzel built a milking parlor and cheesery in 2016 – where 21 cows are milked and where that milk is turned into artisan cheese.  “We make cheese to add value to milk on the farm,” said […]

September 7, 2017 

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Field day will explore regenerative grazing, grass-fed beef – Sept. 16, near BellevueFor Release: September 1, 2017 Contacts: Jamie Hostetler | Rolling Meadows Farm | (815) 718-1100 | [email protected] Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] BELLEVUE, Iowa – Jamie Hostetler has a passion for [...]

September 1, 2017 

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Is it possible to “accidentally” start a business? If you ask Jan Libbey, co-founder of North Iowa Fresh, the answer is “yes”. Jan is the first person to admit that she wears several hats. In fact, it was while she was wearing her Healthy Harvest of North Iowa hat that the conversation began about looking […]

August 29, 2017 

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Field day will explore organic crop and hog production, water quality practices – Sept. 9, near HarlanFor Release: August 25, 2017 Download PDF (106 kB) Ron Rosmann Viewing Rosmann organic corn Rosmann Family Farms Contacts: Ron and Maria Rosmann | Rosmann Family Farms and Farm Sweet Farm | (712) 627-4653 | [email protected] | facebook.com/rosmannfamilyfarms Tamsyn [...]

August 25, 2017 

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Field day will explore oat, hay and feed production, marketing – Sept. 7, DunkertonFor Release: August 23, 2017 Download PDF (119 kB) Contacts: Earl Canfield | Canfield Family Farm | (319) 269-0739 | [email protected] | canfieldfamilyfarm.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] DUNKERTON, Iowa [...]

August 23, 2017 

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Let’s start with the last thing first – everyone who attended the field day got to make and take home a mushroom production block. Field day host Tyson Allchin is so energized to get others growing mushrooms that he donated all the blocks, not blinking when 70+ people showed up. Mushroom production – especially indoor […]

August 17, 2017 

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If you haven’t gotten your Summer 2017 issue of the Practical Farmer, our quarterly newsletter, it should be arriving in the mail soon. In it, you’ll find a couple articles about food. One is authored by former PFI staffer and chef Tomoko Ogawa (it’s a fascinating update on her culinary adventures in Japan and Spain […]

August 9, 2017 

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Field day will explore goat grazing from pasture to market – Aug. 17, WalkerFor Release: August 3, 2017 Download PDF (103 kB) Cheryl Hopkins Goats at Frog Hollow Farm Goats at Frog Hollow Farm Contacts: Cheryl and Mike Hopkins | Frog Hollow Farm | (319) 721-0269| [email protected] Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | [...]

August 3, 2017 

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Throughout Practical Farmers’ 2017 field day season, we are spotlighting many of the PFI farmers who are graciously giving their time to share their knowledge at these events, as well as members who make the journey to attend them. Watch practicalfarmers.org and “Practical News,” our weekly email newsletter, for details and updates! Wendy Johnson and […]

July 27, 2017 

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Lost Lake Farm field day will explore grass-based dairying, on-farm cheese production – Aug. 14, JewellFor Release: July 27, 2017 Download PDF (118 kB) Contacts: Kevin and Ranae Dietzel | Lost Lake Farm | (515) 291-2058 | [email protected] | www.lostlakefarmllc.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 [...]

 

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