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Within the farming community — and especially among Practical Farmers of Iowa members — there is a renewed focus on soil health, its role in crop productivity and environmental conservation, and the role played by soil microbes and farm management practices. On Practical Farmers’ 2017 member survey — a comprehensive questionnaire we send out every […]

December 8, 2017 

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Soil health is a major theme at Practical Farmers’ 2018 annual conference in Ames Features short course on soils, Keith Berns on carbonomics, numerous soil sessions, crop advisor credits For Release: December 7, 2017 Keith Berns Brochure cover for PFI’s 2018 annual conference Soil health offerings flyer — Pg. 1 Soil health offerings flyer — [...]

December 7, 2017 

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I had the chance to tag along to the Jefferson airport with the crew from Stott Aerial Spray and Bill Frederick of Iowa Cover Crop last week to shoot some footage for some upcoming cover crop videos we are producing. I cut together a little snippet, and thought some of you would be interested. For more info on where […]

September 25, 2017 

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For those who missed the field day on soil regeneration hosted by Chris & Janenne Teachout near Shenandoah on Aug. 29, or for those who want to re-acquaint themselves with some of it, check out the “highlight reel” we’ve compiled below. The video features Chris, as well as Dr. Jill Clapperton, discussing cover crop practices […]

September 14, 2017 

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This week on the show, we had Chris Teachout, who farms near Shenandoah in southwest Iowa with his wife Janenne. Chris is a fifth-generation farmer, and he and his family have been using conservation practices on their farm since the mid-80s. He raises corn, soybeans and small grains, and has been using no-till practices for […]

August 9, 2017 

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Soil health workshop with renowned soil scientist Jill Clapperton – Aug. 29, ShenandoahFor Release: August 9, 2017 Download PDF (103 kB) Jill Clapperton Chris Teachout (left) Contacts: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] SHENANDOAH, Iowa — Chris and Janenne Teachout are on a mission [...]

 

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Cover Crop Economics: Thoughts and DataAugust 1, 2017 View Farminar Pre-recorded Ken Rulon is part of the seven-generation tradition of sustainable and environmentally responsible farming at their family farm, Rulon Enterprises in Arcadia, Indiana. One of the farm’s objectives is to increase the organic matter content of the soil while still maximizing profits. This presentation [...]

August 1, 2017 

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Field day will explore grazing practices for grassland birds – June 22, McGregorFor Release: June 6, 2017 Download PDF (108 kB) Mary Damm on Prairie Quest Farm Phil Specht Male bobolink_submitted by Phil and Mary Contacts: Mary Damm | Prairie Quest Farm | (563) 536-1170 | [email protected] | prairiequest.farm Phil Specht | (563) 873-2498 | [...]

June 6, 2017 

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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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Farmer and agroecologist Jonathan Lundgren will teach how to harness insects on farms at Practical Farmers’ 2017 annual conference – Jan. 20-21, in AmesFor Release: December 8, 2016 Contact: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] AMES, Iowa — When farmer and agroecologist Jonathan Lundgren [...]

December 8, 2016 

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