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We had a small but mighty group of people at the high tunnel build Sept. 3-4 at Prairie Sky Farm. Even in 95+ degree heat, the crew of attendees, led by Adam Montri (check out his six PFI farminars Feb 2010, Jan 2011,  Jan 25 2011, Dec 2011, Feb 2012, and Jan 2013) worked hard over the two days […]

October 6, 2015 

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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 

NEWS RELEASE

  Several dozen people braved the always cloudy skies to visit the 5th annual Specialized Small-Farm Equipment Showcase held at Kymar Acres in Waukon. Kyle and Mari Holthaus opened their farm to guests looking to kick the tires on specialty production equipment from event co-host Windridge Implements. A diverse mix of flower, herb, and vegetable […]

June 13, 2013 

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Blue Gate high tunnels record keeping project, winter, season 3 Project timeline: August 2010 – March 2011 Published: February 5, 2012 Download PDF (1 MB) View Fullscreen

February 5, 2012 

RESEARCH REPORT

Eric and Ann Franzenburg opened their farm up to 60 friends Sunday, September 18. They discussed how they have diversified to increase profitability and create a resilient farm. Read more about their operation in last winter’s newsletter here. The rain kept people from the Regi obstacle course Eric had set up in the field, but […]

October 4, 2011 

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West Branch Farmers and Scattergood Friends School Hold Field Day, October 1For Release: September 12, 2011 Download PDF (385 kB) View Fullscreen

September 12, 2011 

NEWS RELEASE

Practical Farmers of Iowa was fortunate to receive additional funding from the Ceres Foundation to carry out season extension programming in 2010. Season extension remains a top priority for our farmers, so this funding will help us help them be more successful in this arena. With this money we will coordinate: High tunnel construction workshop […]

February 19, 2010 

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Season Extension in a Wood-Heated Structure Project timeline: January – July 2009 Published: February 5, 2010 Download PDF (78 kB) View Fullscreen

February 5, 2010 

RESEARCH REPORT

Season Extension Small Potatoes FarmPublished: February 3, 2010 Download PDF (269 kB) View Fullscreen

February 3, 2010 

RESEARCH REPORT

High Tunnels Are They Lucrative?Published: February 1, 2009 Download PDF (416 kB) View Fullscreen

February 1, 2009 

RESEARCH REPORT