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Practical Farmers is in its seventh year offering cost-share and technical assistance for those who are seeding fall cover crops.
You can receive $10 per acre on up to 200 acres or 10% of your farmed acres (whichever is larger) and $5 per acre on everything above that. There are no requirements on the species or seeding method used.
One of the transition points in the life of an orchard is replacing established trees nearing the end of their productivity. In a mid-size orchard, this process takes strategic management to ensure continued production and profitability. Twenty years ago, David and Susan Differding of Timeless Prairie Orchard planted 6,000 trees on 10 acres in a high-density system. Now they are managing these transition points, mapping out how and when to to replace trees. This family-owned and -operated enterprise now features mostly new apple varieties that appeal to a range of tastes and uses, and which are sold primarily through direct sales at farmers market and their on-farm store.
Field Day: Tree Transition at a Mid-Size High-Density Apple Orchard3049 280th St. | Winthrop, IA 50682
Field Day: Urban Farming How-Tos With We Arose Co-op300 Peek St. | Waterloo, IA 50703
Getting Started with Your Farm's Legacy PlanningHarvest Vineyard Church, Room 111 | 320 S 17th St, Ames, IA 50010
Field Day: Establishing and Grazing Legume Covers and Small Grains in an Organic System25996 Giard Rd. | McGregor, IA 52157
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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