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John and Beverly Gilbert, of Iowa Falls, are the recipients of the 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award from Practical Farmers of Iowa. The award is granted each year to an individual or couple that has shown exemplary commitment to sustainable agriculture, generously shared their knowledge with others and been influential in efforts to foster vibrant […]

February 8, 2017 

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Thank you to everyone who came to our 2017 annual conference! It’s always wonderful to see so many familiar and new faces each year. With so many members coming from all across Iowa (and beyond!), it’s also a perfect opportunity to capture more photos of the many faces that make up Practical Farmers of Iowa. […]

February 2, 2017 

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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 […]

January 12, 2017 

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Cut flower production will be taught at both intro and advanced levels at PFI’s 2017 annual conference; part of a suite of dual-track offerings for hort farmersFor Release: January 5, 2017 Download PDF (105 kB) AMES, Iowa — Raising cut flowers can be a profitable way for farmers to diversify their farm enterprises, add value [...]

January 5, 2017 

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Interest in locally raised cut flowers is a growing trend nationally, and within Iowa. More PFI farmers have started expressing interest in learning how to grow flowers to tap into this market (and for other reasons), and we’re pleased to be able to bring experienced cut flower farmer Jeanie McKewan to our 2017 annual conference […]

 

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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 29, 2016 

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Will Harris is one of the featured speakers at Practical Farmers’ 2017 annual conference — and we’re very excited that he’s able to join us! He and his family operate White Oak Pastures, a nearly 1,300-acre farm near Bluffton, Georgia that has been in the Harris family for six generations (the sixth generation was just […]

December 22, 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 […]

December 21, 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 […]

December 15, 2016 

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From a personal standpoint, I’m fascinated by insects and many other so-called “creepy-crawlies.” It’s mind-boggling to think of the vast number of insect species on the planet, the exponential way their population sizes outrank that of humans and just how long these animals have been around. (I’ve read that cockroaches, for instance, have remained virtually […]

December 9, 2016 

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