The Practical Farmer: Winter 2018
In This Issue
Ron Rosmann’s 10 Tips for Growing Small Grains in Iowa
A bad year for small grains spurred discussion on challenges and solutions
Grow Your Own Nitrogen
How farmers are incorporating more legumes into their crop rotations.
Honoring the Mentors
And remembering a teacher who helped and inspired many.
The Lost Art of Cultivation
Interest in organic farming is growing, and as it grows, the need for farming knowledge from generations ago returns to the forefront. Three farmers are bringing old techniques and technology back into the fold.
Feeding By-Products to Pigs
Food and beverage producers, such as breweries, dairies and orchards, actively strive to repurpose their waste products. For farmers raising pigs – which are resourceful animals that can use a wide range of feed sources – taking advantage of these by-products, often available at little to no cost, can help reduce feed costs and add varied sources of nutrition to pigs’ diets.