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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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Practical Farmers of Iowa annual conference, January 19-20, 2018, Scheman Center, Ames If we look back in recent history, Iowa’s rural landscape was one with more people. People have been moving to metro areas where there are opportunities to make a living, make friends and build community. Rural schools are consolidating, businesses are closing and […]

May 5, 2017 

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We recorded a handful of presentations at last month’s annual conference, and now they’re available on our YouTube channel. We’ll have a handful more posted in the coming weeks. You can find the PDFs of these presentations on our annual conference multimedia page. Keynote – “Pass It On” – PFI members Susan Jutz of Iowa […]

February 24, 2017 

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Improving water quality of the state’s surface waters begins with the source. At our annual conference last month, Adam Kiel, of the Iowa Soybean Association, and Kellie Blair, who farms with her husband A.J. near Dayton, presented about efforts to monitor tile water quality on farms across the state.

February 20, 2017 

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Ahead of our annual conference last month, we held a short course titled “Conserving $$ and Soil.” Often the conservation of farm production input costs and soil might be considered at odds with one another. Soil conservation efforts are thought to cost money to implement and/or they might involve producing less which would in turn lose […]

February 1, 2017 

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There’s a buzz of anticipation in the air as we approach our annual conference — especially for our potluck! Please join us Friday January 20 from 7-11 pm for a shared meal hosted by Ty and Bobbie Gustafson of Story City Locker. As the night wears on we’ll welcome Iowa’s own blues musician Matt Woods to the stage (video […]

January 4, 2017 

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Iconic farmer Will Harris will teach how to profitably scale up a mixed-species, diversified livestock farm at Practical Farmers’ 2017 annual conferenceFor Release: December 22, 2016 Download PDF (120 kB) © 2015 | Haley Sheffield | www.haleysheffield.com AMES, Iowa — When Will Harris started transitioning White Oak Pastures, the nearly 1,300-acre family farm he runs [...]

December 22, 2016 

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Farmer and agroecologist Jonathan Lundgren will teach how to harness insects on farms at Practical Farmers’ 2017 annual conference – Jan. 20-21, in AmesFor Release: December 8, 2016 Contact: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] AMES, Iowa — When farmer and agroecologist Jonathan Lundgren [...]

December 8, 2016 

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Passing on knowledge from farmer to farmer works because farmers are credible to each other. Supporting this farmer-led model is what we strive to do at Practical Farmers of Iowa. Our 2017 annual conference, “Pass It On” (Jan. 201-21 – learn more here), celebrates this model and the impact of farmer-to-farmer learning on farmers’ confidence […]

 

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Passing on knowledge from farmer to farmer works because farmers are credible to each other. Supporting this farmer-led model is what we strive to do at Practical Farmers of Iowa. Our 2017 annual conference, “Pass It On” (Jan. 201-21 – learn more here), celebrates this model and the impact of farmer-to-farmer learning on farmers’ confidence […]

December 2, 2016 

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