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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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Field day will explore how to profitably manage farm potholes – Aug. 3, Charles CityFor Release: July 18, 2017 Wendy Johnson and Johnny Rafkin Contacts: Wendy Johnson | Joia Food Farm | (562) 852-7044 | [email protected] | joiafoodfarm.com Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] [...]

July 18, 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! Robert and his […]

July 14, 2017 

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This week on the show, On-Farm was back on the road, this time stopping at Joia Food Farm near Charles City to talk to PFI Board Vice President Wendy Johnson. Wendy and her husband Johnny own and operate the farm, where they raise a little of everything, from chickens and turkeys to pigs and sheep […]

July 13, 2017 

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Small grains directory connects farmers to buyersFor Release: June 28, 2017 Download PDF (98 kB) Contacts: Nick Ohde | Research & Media Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] Alisha Bower | Midwest Cover Crop Associate | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] AMES, Iowa — Small grains [...]

June 28, 2017 

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Farmers invited on four-day bus trip to Dave Brandt’s farm in Ohio – Aug. 3-6For Release: June 28, 2017 Download PDF (106 kB) Dave Brandt Dave Brandt family Cover crops flowering on Dave Brandt farm Contacts: Meghan Filbert | Livestock Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] Tamsyn Jones | Outreach [...]

 

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After taking a break in May we got back onto our monthly small grains shared learning call on June 9. One of our pilot program farmers from Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Mark Ditlevson, took the floor at the beginning of the call to discuss his fungicide and fertilizer regime for his small grains and his set […]

June 23, 2017 

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Field day will focus on transitioning to organic crop farming – July 11, Ida GroveFor Release: June 22, 2017 Download PDF (106 kB) Jack and Scott Ausborn Contacts: Scott Ausborn | (712) 210-0757 | [email protected] Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] IDA GROVE, Iowa [...]

June 22, 2017 

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Tom Frantzen talks about a new crop – hybrid rye –  that he has added to his rotation to battle giant ragweed and how he plans to feed the grain to his organic hogs.

 

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Small grains production will be the focus of new Practical Farmers conference plus several field days this summerFor Release: June 21, 2017 Download PDF (126 kB) Contacts: Nick Ohde | Research & Media Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] Alisha Bower | Midwest Cover Crop Associate | Practical Farmers of [...]

June 21, 2017 

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