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Farm-Life Balance for CSA FarmersDecember 21, 2016 View Farminar Pre-recorded Operating a farm under the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model can be physically, mentally and emotionally demanding. Just like in any career, it’s important to find a healthy work-life balance – but for a farmer, that’s easier said than done. Learn from Kate Edwards of [...]

December 21, 2016 

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Susan Jutz bought her farm, ZJ Farm, in the hills outside Solon on April Fools Day, 1994. She wanted to grow food for people, despite the skepticism of her neighbors. For the next 20 years, she proved them wrong, building a strong farm and community of workers, volunteers and CSA members who called Local Harvest CSA […]

August 2, 2016 

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More local foods producers can be found on PFI’s Local Foods page. It’s that time of year – to sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share! Websites like Local Harvest offer a search function that can help you find someone in your area, and the Leopold Center does an annual CSA list… but […]

March 9, 2016 

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Walk-in Cooler Considerations and ConstructionFebruary 24, 2016 View Farminar Pre-recorded Ensuring the fruits and vegetables produced by your farm make it to the consumer in the best possible condition requires proper storage between harvest and delivery. Tim Landgraf from One Step at a Time Gardens will discuss the three types of walk-in coolers he has [...]

February 24, 2016 

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It was cold. It was snowy. Several cars needed two attempts at the dirt road’s final hill. But once the thirty-six CSA farmers had introduced themselves and settled in for some conversation, everything was on track. Practical Farmers has hosted several CSA Mini-Schools in the past, most recently in December 2013. Those events were tailored […]

February 17, 2016 

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Seed Starting 101: Two ExamplesFebruary 17, 2016 View Farminar Pre-recorded For fruit and vegetable producers, the growing season begins long before the first crops are actually planted in the ground. There are many variations to the process of starting seeds indoors, and each farm has unique methods and schedules according to its goals, markets and [...]

 

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Registration is now open for the 2016 Practical Farmers CSA Workshop Retreat, February 5 – 6, at the Pilgrim Heights Retreat Center in Montour. Attendees will be divided into an “Experienced” group (at least three years experience managing a CSA) and an “Exploratory” group (those in their first years or new to CSA management).

December 28, 2015 

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Laura Krouse has been farming at Abbe Hills Farm since 1988, and for the last 20 years has run a CSA with twice-weekly pickup at her farm for 200 families. Her field day was a tour through her fall crop fields, where she grows a variety of kale, arugula, bok choy, lettuce, cabbage, beans, squash, […]

November 13, 2015 

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Twenty five individuals chose to disregard the rainy forecast and travel out to Mogo Farms on the afternoon of July 6, eager to hear about the unique collaboration between Mogo Farms’ Morgan Hoenig and Muddy Miss Farms’ Shanti Sellz. The two young farmers make up Green Share LLC, a collaborative CSA that serves the Iowa […]

July 8, 2015 

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Every day in June, @PracticalFarmer will tweet a photo of a PFI farmer with #dontdrift. Pesticide drift is not an acceptable side effect of agriculture – it is against the law, and it endangers farmers, their families, workers, and communities they feed. Respect everyone’s right to farm in Iowa. If you apply pesticides, take precautions […]

June 1, 2015 

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