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Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.
The Midwest Covers & Grains Conference brings together Midwestern farmers, supply chain buyers and researchers to promote successful farming with extended rotations and cover crops. Network with those who buy and sell small grains and cover crops and attend sessions for both beginning and experienced cover crop practitioners.
In 2016, Scott and Megan Booher bought 40 acres of timber and open fields in eastern Iowa. At that time, the clay-rich soil was depleted of nutrients, so they used compost, biochar, worm castings and trace minerals to amend the soil on a portion of those acres to begin their hemp operation. In the ensuing years, they became certified organic and have experimented with reduced tillage and cover crops. Now called Four Winds Farm, their operation is one of relatively few farms in Iowa licensed to grow and sell various value-added hemp products. Learn about Megan and Scott’s decision to grow hemp in Iowa, what they’ve done to improve the soil on their farm and the hemp products they sell.
Horticulture MeetupMilk & Honey, 919 7th St, Harlan, IA 51537
Winter Webinar: Revitalizing Soil for a Small-Scale Hemp Farm in IowaVirtual
Horticulture MeetupThe Wild Carrot, 215 E Bremer Ave, Waverly, IA 50677
Shared Learning Call: Frost-seeding Clover into Small Grains with Meadowlark OrganicsZoom
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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