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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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How far would you travel to socialize with other beginning farmers? On a sultry July Saturday evening 37 beginning farmers gathered at a summer social hosted by Jack Davis in Adel, Iowa. Practical Farmers staff member Steve Carlson thought he had the longest distance to attend, because this was a stop on his return from […]

July 20, 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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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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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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Field day will explore profitable, small-scale urban farming – June 24, Iowa CityFor Release: June 8, 2017 Download PDF (105 kB) Jon Yagla and Wren Almitra of The Millet Seed Farm View of The Millet Seed Farm Contacts: Jon Yagla and Wren Almitra | The Millet Seed Farm | (319) 471-0807 | [email protected] | themilletseed.com [...]

June 8, 2017 

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Berry Patch Farm field day will explore grafting, summer pruning and berry production – June 14, near NevadaFor Release: May 31, 2017 Download PDF (106 kB) Judy, Dean and Mike Henry, and Matt Howieson Event details from field day guide Contacts: Dean, Judy and Mike Henry | Berry Patch Farm | (515) 382-5138 | [email protected] [...]

May 31, 2017 

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Buying local foods in Iowa – and supporting local farmers – is easier than everFor Release: May 18, 2017 Alice Topaloff, of Decorah, on the right Emily Zimmerman, of Ames Contacts: Liz Kolbe | Horticulture Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical [...]

May 18, 2017 

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Practical Farmers’ 2017 main field day season is almost upon us! Our first event will take place on Sunday, May 21, at Blue Gate Farm, operated by Jill Beebout and Sean Skeehan. Over the coming weeks, to help highlight some of the many farmer-led learning opportunities this growing season — and the farmers hosting them […]

May 11, 2017 

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Cathy and Dennis grow chemical-free trees and wheat on their 17-acre farm near Hampton. Their tree farm – Carlson Tree Farm – specializes in Christmas trees and related products, such as fresh wreaths. The couple started Carlson Tree in the 1980s to generate extra family income. Dennis, who worked as a forester for Franklin County […]

April 20, 2017 

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