Published Apr 5, 2014

The Practical Farmer: Spring 2014

In This Issue

Dealing with Drift
Grinnell Heritage Farm’s Andy and Melissa Dunham have had two drift episodes in four years on their years on their certified organic vegetable and hay farm. Read about their experience and advice.

To Test or Guess?
Several factors play into the quality of the hay bale that gets put in front of animals, and the only way to know for sure is to do a forage test. Read what PFI members have to say.

Extended Rotations
Read a conservation with two farmers, Dick Sloan and Tim Sieren, about their experiences with planting small grains to extend their crop rotations.

Lynch Family
Bob and Linda Lynch are preparing their son, Jay, to be the fifth generation of Lynches to manage the family farm. Their philosophy? Let the younger generation “do their own thing.”