Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
A boy peeks into one of the waterers on Virgil Knobloch’s farm as cattle look on in the background. Virgil farms near Bloomfield, Iowa, and hosted a field day in 2016 on how he’s using management-intensive grazing to improve his soil and pasture.
Come learn from Scattergood staff and students, as well as Xerces Society biologist Sarah Foltz Jordan, about the why, when, where and how of pollinator habitat design and installation. Mark and Sarah will address farmer concerns about weed control using organic methods. They will also discuss plugs versus seeds and habitat management. Sarah Nizzi, the Natural Resources Conservation Service partner biologist for Xerces Society, will join to offer insights about cost-share opportunities available through farm bill programs.
Establishing Pollinator Habitat at Scattergood Friends School Farm
Rotationally Raising Poultry on Pasture2625 Highway 1 SW Iowa City 52240
Beekeeping in Iowa: Challenges and Sweet Rewards21341 Eastman Road Glenwood 51534
Using Goats for Restoration and Market Diversification2626 370th St. Chelsea 52215
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.
Iowa City, Iowa
Rory Van Wyk
Silver City, New Mexico
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