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Beginning and aspiring farmers pose for a photo during a bus tour on July 2. The group visited the farms of three different beginning horticulture farmers in the greater Iowa City area. This stop on the tour was at Donna Warhover’s Morning Glory Farm near Mt. Vernon.
Adding wheat (or other small grains) into crop rotations opens the door to possibility. Not only do these crops invite you to plant a diverse cover crop and graze it, adding a small-grain crop can lay the foundation for a transition to organic. Managed properly, these possibilities can result in net profit. While some think of wheat as “poverty grass,” it’s time to reframe this versatile crop and rediscover its profit potential. In this virtual event, we’ll explore the farm management and economic implications of wheat and all its opportunities.
Virtual Field Day: Wheat- A Gateway Crop to Soil Health, Resilience and More
Northwest IA Grazing Group Meeting5086 Lily Ave, Remsen, IA 51050
Beginning Farmer Virtual Social
Virtual Field Day: Integrating Cover Crops on a Vegetable and Poultry Farm – Covers for Poultry (3/3)
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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Rory Van Wyk
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