Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
Mary Damm, of Bloomington, Indiana, holds a native prairie plant aloft. Mary is a prairie ecologist and owner of Prairie Quest Farm, a grass-based livestock operation located near McGregor, Iowa. The farm was previously owned by Mary’s close friend, the late Dan Specht, a long-time Practical Farmers member who was passionate about grassland birds and believed working farms and conservation complement each other. After his sudden death in 2013, Mary managed to purchase part of the farm and is working to continue his farming vision.
These groups will go on pasture walks, discuss spring grazing management, first cuting of hay, planting summer annuals and more. Meet and learn from fellow livestock farmers. Each of these events runs from 4:30-7 p.m. and will have a meal provided.
South Central Iowa Grazing Group200 East 10th St., Lamoni, IA 50140
Southeast Iowa Grazing Group2126 Watercress Blvd., Lockridge, IA 52635
Northwest Iowa Grazing Group4660 Marsh Ave., Granville, IA 51022
Central Iowa Grazing Group13602 NE 96th St., Maxwell, IA 50161
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
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Silver City, New Mexico
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