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Color and fashion were the first topics of the day at Fred Howell’s field day. Surprising? Not if you want flowers to be a successful part of your business. “New color trends starts in home fashion magazines… it the color is accepted there, then it goes into women’s fashion, which is fairly disposable. Then it […]

October 5, 2017 

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Are you interested in goats? goat milk? goat cheese? goat gelato??? At the PFI annual conference in January, long-time PFI members and Illinois farmers Leslie Cooperband and Wes Jarrell presented about their farm, which includes a goat dairy and creamery, as well as an orchard. They pioneered the business of artisanal, on-farm cheese-making in Illinois. […]

February 18, 2016 

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  Everything fell into place for Julie and Adam Hohl to move from St. Louis to Adam’s family’s farm in Donnellson, Iowa. But Adam and Julie wanted to do something a little different than the traditional farming. Though neither Kathy (Adam’s Mom) nor Julie had any agronomy experience, they revived Adam’s old 4-H project: pumpkins. […]

July 24, 2015 

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“You have to keep feeding them or they’re gonna go away – they don’t really care about us.” I used to say that about college students at seminar, but as I learned from Martha McFarland, the same is true for hand feeding buffalo ears of corn from the wagon. Twenty field day attendees were piled into […]

September 5, 2014 

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Agritourism, specialty crops will be highlights of two Practical Farmers of Iowa field days Sept. 4, in Mount Pleasant and Donnellson – RSVPs requested For Release: August 23, 2013 Download PDF (139 kB) View Fullscreen

August 23, 2013 

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