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For those of you interested in saving energy on your farm, we have good news. Practical Farmers has recently purchased a thermal imaging (infrared) camera! The FLIR One camera plugs into new IOS devices (we also have an iPad mini for using the camera, so you don’t need a new iPhone). It will be available for […]

August 12, 2015 

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We’ve recently released two new research reports and updated the Energy area on the Practical Farmers website! Check it out here: http://practicalfarmers.org/member-priorities/energy/ Some of the new content to check out: Tony Thompson and Jordan Scheibel share their experiences with building walk-in coolers. Two case studies document energy efficiency and weatherization projects at Wabi Sabi Farm […]

April 17, 2015 

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Last week, the USDA announced funding for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The program is open to all agricultural producers and most rural business owners. Funds may be used for installation and construction of renewable energy systems and/or for making energy efficiency improvements to existing facilities. Grants are available for up to 25% […]

February 17, 2015 

BLOG POST

How many field days greet you with a bluegrass band? When you nest a PFI field day within a Farm Cruise, some unexpected things can happen! 30 people came out to TableTop Farm to see the compost heat extraction system and hear how it integrates with the farm’s high tunnel production and compost process. Sally Gran, […]

October 2, 2014 

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Explore corn as an energy source, season extension techniques at a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day Sept. 22, near Van Horne For Release: September 12, 2013 Download PDF (137 kB) View Fullscreen

September 12, 2013 

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Learn ways to cut on-farm energy costs with renewable systems at a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day Sept. 14, near Fairfield For Release: September 4, 2013 Download PDF (139 kB) View Fullscreen

September 4, 2013 

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Solar-powered potential: Practical Farmers of Iowa field day explores ways to harness solar energy on the farm June 23, near Kanawha For Release: June 11, 2013 Download PDF (140 kB) View Fullscreen

June 11, 2013 

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PFI Announces Bioenergy: Educating for Sustainability Field DayFor Release: July 15, 2010 Download PDF (243 kB) View Fullscreen

July 15, 2010 

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What is the Energy Gain from your Crops? A Practical Farmers of Iowa Field DayFor Release: August 28, 2009 Download PDF (243 kB) View Fullscreen

August 28, 2009 

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Biomass Energy: What’s Practical? What’s Possible?For Release: July 2, 2009 Download PDF (236 kB) View Fullscreen

July 2, 2009 

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