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Get ready for another season of farmer-to-farmer learning on PFI member farms!
Over 40 farms are opening their farm gates this year to share their knowledge on a range of agricultural topics.
First-generation farmer James Hepp and his family farm near Rockwell City, Iowa, where they grow 1,400 acres of corn, soybeans and cereal rye. They began with cover crops in 2020 and are now making their cover crop practice into a new business enterprise through custom seeding and raising rye for cover crop seed. At this field day, James will explore how cover crops make sense financially. He’ll also share benefits he sees from his rye cover crop along with practical advice for getting started with cover crops. Guests will see corn and soybeans growing that were planted into cover crops, and James’ relay crop plot that he aims to harvest so he can sell the rye for seed. Dinner will follow the field day.
Field Day: Profitability With Cover CropsHepp Farms 2195 250th St. Rockwell City, IA 50579
No-Till Organic Relay CroppingA&W Farms 29630 600th Ave. Cambridge, IA 50046
Creating a Soil Health System With No-Till, Cover Crops and LivestockKurash Family Farm | 3173 140th St. | Fort Atkinson, IA 52144
Maximizing Opportunity in a Small TownTwisted River Farm,195 S Madison St., Mitchell, IA 50461
Practical Farmers of Iowa works to equip farmers to build resilient farms and communities. Our values include: welcoming everyone; farmers leading the exchange of experience and knowledge; curiosity, creativity, collaboration and community; resilient farms now and for future generations; and stewardship of land and resources. Our programs are guided by the interests and priorities of our members.
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