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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 [...]

February 17, 2016 


“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when they are perfect to eat.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Nearly 100 people gathered at Perry-O and David Sliwa’s farm outside Decorah to learn about managing the soil in an orchard and the extensive varieties the Sliwa’s have tried over the years. The Sliwa’s […]

September 11, 2015 


Objectives: 1. Report whole farm financial data from fruit and vegetable farms to provide baseline/comparison data for other farmers.

July 5, 2015 


In 2013, Practical Farmers of Iowa started a yield data collection project for three reasons: 1. Iowa-specific production histories do not exist for most Iowa fruit and vegetable crops. 2. Lenders need more information to better assess the profit potential of these farms and the risk/benefit of lending to these farms. 3. Private and public insuring agencies […]

March 16, 2015 


Learn the timelines to report and apply for insurance, and the recordkeeping and other requirements to gain crop loss protection.

November 5, 2013