Annual Conference Multimedia

Unable to attend Practical Farmers’ annual conference? Or did you attend but need a second look? Discover what you missed by watching videos of key sessions and presentations.


YearSessionPresenterTitleTypeDownload
2018Developing Relationships to Implement Conservation on Rented CroplandMike Helland and Lee TesdellDeveloping Relationships to Implement Conservation on Rented CroplandSlidesPDF 523KB
2018Soil Health: Continuous Testing, Continual LearningMitchell HoraSoil Health: Continuous Testing, Continual LearningSlidesPDF 4MB
2018 Pragmatic Approaches to Sustainability and ProfitabilityWhilden Hughes Pragmatic Approaches to Sustainability and ProfitabilitySlidesPDF 5MB
2018Leave our LegacySteve HamiltonLeave our LegacySlidesPDF 1MB
2018Off-Target Movement: Can Herbicides Be Kept in Place?Bob HartzlerOff-Target Movement: Can Herbicides Be Kept in Place?SlidesPDF 1MB
2018Leave our LegacySteve HamiltonLeave our LegacyPDFPDF 1MB
2018Short Course section - Alternative Strategies for Building Soil Health & Enhancing EcosystemsDr. Cindy CambardellaShort Course section - Alternative Strategies for Building Soil Health & Enhancing EcosystemsPDFPDF 16MB
2018Innovations in Weed ControlLeonard MolInnovations in Weed ControlPDFPDF 7MB
2018Doudlah Farms Organics: Why and How We Transitioned to OrganicMark DoudlahDoudlah Farms Organics: Why and How We Transitioned to OrganicPDFPDF 8MB
2018Pack Shed and Post-Harvest EfficiencyMichael KilpatrickPack Shed and Post-Harvest EfficiencyPDFPDF 9MB
2018Indoor Mushroom Production and MarketingTyson AllchinIndoor Mushroom Production and MarketingPDFPDF 7MB
2018Short Course section - How Microbes Influence Plant Growth & ProductivityDr. Gwyn BeattieShort Course section - How Microbes Influence Plant Growth & ProductivityPDFPDF 5MB
2018Part 1 - Field Preparation, Cultivation and Fertility: In the Field ConsultantsMichael KilpatrickField Preparation, Cultivation and Fertility: In the Field ConsultantsPDFPDF 15MB
2018Part 2 - Field Preparation, Cultivation and Fertility: In the Field ConsultantsMichael KilpatrickField Preparation, Cultivation and Fertility: In the Field ConsultantsPDFPDF 5MB
2018Alternative Models and the Future of CSAsJordan SchiebelAlternative Models and the Future of CSAsPDFPDF 1MB
2018CarbonomicsKeith BernsCarbonomicsPDFPDF 7MB
2018Estate Planning With Farming and Non-Farming HeirsBonnie and Vance Haugen, Rachel DahlEstate Planning With Farming and Non-Farming HeirsSlidesPDF 3MB
2018Learning From On-Farm Research: HorticultureCarmen Black, Rob Faux, Liz KolbeLearning From On-Farm Research: HorticulturePDFPDF 935kB
2018Learning From On-Farm Research: Field CropsJack BoyerLearning From On-Farm Research: Field CropsPDFPDF 3MB
2018Short Course: The Soils of IowaDr. Lee BurrasShort Course: The Soils of IowaPDFPDF 6MB
2018Business MeetingSally Worly and Mark PetersonBusiness MeetingPDFPDF 8MB
2018Physical Strengthening, Recovery and Injury Prevention for Vegetable FarmersTony GalloPhysical Strengthening, Recovery and Injury Prevention for Vegetable FarmersPDFPDF 1,009KB
2018Learning From On-Farm Research: LivestockBruce CarneyLearning From On-Farm Research: LivestockPDFPDF 4MB
2018Balancing Quality of Life and Direct-Marketing by Crunching NumbersTom CoryBalancing Quality of Life and Direct-Marketing by Crunching NumbersPDFPDF 1MB
2018Estate Planning With Farming and Non-Farming HeirsRachel DahlEstate Planning With Farming and Non-Farming HeirsPDFPDF 196kB
2018Land Access: Pitfalls and PotentialKate Edwards and Brett OlsonLand Access: Pitfalls and PotentialPDFPDF 2MB
2018Organic No-till: Soil Health and Regeneration vs. Short-Term Returns and WeedsJack ErismanOrganic No-till: Soil Health and Regeneration vs. Short-Term Returns and WeedsPDFPDF 7MB
2018Growing Better Brussels SproutsAndrew DunhamGrowing Better Brussels SproutsPDFPDF 9MB
2018Learning From On-Farm Research: LivestockMeghan FilbertLearning From On-Farm Research: LivestockPDFPDF 11MB
2018Learning From On-Farm Research: LivestockTom FrantzenLearning From On-Farm Research: LivestockPDFPDF 5MB
2018Soil Health and Grazing – Can They Coexist?Alan FranzluebbersSoil Health and Grazing – Can They Coexist?PDFPDF 8MB
2018A Tool for Soil Health AssessmentAlan FranzluebbersA Tool for Soil Health AssessmentPDFPDF 5MB
2018Learning From On-Farm Research: Field CropsStefan GailansLearning From On-Farm Research: Field CropsPDFPDF 6MB
2018Using the SmartMix Calculator to Develop Good Cover Crop MixesKeith BernsUsing the SmartMix Calculator to Develop Good Cover Crop MixesPDFPDF 8MB
2018The Ecology of Chemical EnergyMark BaderThe Ecology of Chemical EnergyVideoYouTube 2:53:54
2018CarbonomicsKetih BernsCarbonomicsVideoYouTube 1:27:02
2018Physical Strengthening, Recovery and Injury PreventionTony GalloPhysical Strengthening, Recovery and Injury PreventionVideoYouTube 1:10:41
2018Can Herbicides Be Kept in Place?Dr. Bob HartzlerCan Herbicides Be Kept in Place?VideoYouTube 1:08:24
2018Soil Health: Continuous Testing, Continual LearningMitchell HoraSoil Health: Continuous Testing, Continual LearningVideoYouTube 58:01
2018Growing Better Brussells SproutsDr. Ajay Nair & Andy DunhamGrowing Better Brussells SproutsVideoYouTube 1:06:41
2018Indoor Mushroom Production and MarketingTyson AllchinIndoor Mushroom Production and MarketingVideo href="https://youtu.be/ITO19J4Z9Yo">YouTube 57:46
2018Ecology/Management of Iowa’s Vegetable Insect PestsDr. Donald LewisEcology/Management of Iowa’s Vegetable Insect PestsVideoYouTube 1:28:12
2018Winter Vegetable ProductionMichael KilpatrickWinter Vegetable ProductionVideoYouTube 1:07:44
2018Using Tea Bags to Assess SoilDr. Marshall McDanielsUsing Tea Bags to Assess SoilVideoYouTube 1:09:05
2018Soil, Sheep Dogs and Social MediaJames RebanksSoil, Sheep Dogs and Social MediaVideoYouTube 1:06:25
2018Keynote AddressJames RebanksThe Shepherd's LifeVideoYouTube 1:00:41
2018GAP, FSMA and Post-Harvest Handling for Food Safety Michael KilpatrickGAP, FSMA and Post-Harvest Handling for Food Safety SlidesPDF 7MB
2018Livestock Guard Dogs 101Angela and Jason JohnsonLivestock Guard Dogs 101SlidesPDF 2MB
2018Cover Crops & Crop Rotations in OrganicMark DoulahCover Crops & Crop Rotations in OrganicVideoYouTube 1:12:10
2018Better Food, Farm and Conservation Policies Through InvolvementAnna JohnsonBetter Food, Farm and Conservation Policies Through InvolvementSlidesPDF 178KB
2018Alternative Models and the Future of CSAsLaura KrouseAlternative Models and the Future of CSAsSlidesPDF 3MB
2018Alternative Models and the Future of CSAsDanelle MyerAlternative Models and the Future of CSAsSlidesPDF 3MB
2018Traditional Methods of Accessing CapitalJenny QuinerTraditional Methods of Accessing CapitalSlidesPDF 2MB
2018Separating Science From PseudoscienceKathy Voth and Rachel GilkerSeparating Science From PseudoscienceSlidesPDF 14MB
2018Expanding Operations to Add Beef CattleMatthew and Lori WieseExpanding Operations to Add Beef CattleSlidesPDF 3MB
2018How to Talk to Your Family About Succession PlanningRena StriegalHow to Talk to Your Family About Succession PlanningSlidesPDF 716KB
2018Risk and Conflict in Family Farm BusinessesRena StriegalRisk and Conflict in Family Farm BusinessesSlidesPDF 545KB
2018Leaving Your LegacyAshley ShaferLeaving Your LegacySlidesPDF 281KB
2018Alternative Models and the Future of CSAsErik SessionsAlternative Models and the Future of CSAsSlidesPDF 875KB
2018More Sunlight to Corn = Space for Cover, Companion and Cash CropsBob ReckerMore Sunlight to Corn = Space for Cover, Companion and Cash CropsSlidesPDF 7MB
2018A Shepherd's LifeJames RebanksA Shepherd's LifeSlidesPDF 10MB
2018Expanding Operations to Add Beef CattleJoe SellersExpanding Operations to Add Beef CattleSlidesPDF 3MB
2018Traditional Methods of Accessing CapitalRory Van WykTraditional Methods of Accessing CapitalSlidesPDF 230KB
2018Learning From On-Farm Research: Field CropsTim SierenLearning From On-Farm Research: Field CropsSlidesPDF 4MB
2018An Economic Evaluation of Cover Crops in Midwestern AgricultureAlejandro PlastinaAn Economic Evaluation of Cover Crops in Midwestern AgricultureSlidesPDF 607KB
2018Making Your Planter Ready for Next YearRandy PetersonMaking Your Planter Ready for Next YearSlidesPDF 14MB
2018Swine Genetics Made EasyRobert OwenSwine Genetics Made EasySlidesPDF 976KB
2018Ecology and Management of Iowa’s Common Vegetable Insect PestsDonald LewisEcology and Management of Iowa’s Common Vegetable Insect PestsSlidesPDF 8MB
2018Using Tea Bags to Assess Soil: A Low-Cost Approach?Marshall McDaniel, Teresa Middleton and Stefan GailansUsing Tea Bags to Assess Soil: A Low-Cost Approach?SlidesPDF 11MB
2018Teaching Livestock to Eat WeedsKathy Voth and Rachel GilkerTeaching Livestock to Eat WeedsHandoutsPDF 419KB
2018Foraging for Market: Morels and GreensSarahg Foltz JordanForaging for Market: Morels and GreensSlidesPDF 4MB
2018Landowners: Are Weed-Free Fields the Best Your Farm Can Be?Mike Helland and Lee TesdellLandowners: Are Weed-Free Fields the Best Your Farm Can Be?SlidesPDF 238KB
2018Q&A: Hiring Migrant and Seasonal Workers and Year-Round EmployeesMelissa Garcia and Amy BellerQ&A: Hiring Migrant and Seasonal Workers and Year-Round EmployeesSlidesPDF 2MB
2017Forage -Fed PigsSteve DeibeleForage-Fed PigsSlidesPDF 7MB
2017Roller-Crimping Cover CropsLevi Lyle & Billy SammonsRoller-Crimping Cover CropsSlidesPDF 22MB
2017PFI Business MeetingSally WorleyPFI Business MeetingVideoYoutube 16:09
2017Grazing Cover CropsMark SchleismanGrazing Cover CropsVideoYoutube 1:01:43
2017Feed Formulating Alternatives to Corn and Soy Jeff MattocksFeed Formulating Alternatives to Corn and SoyVideoYoutube 1:09:00
2017Intercropping for Multiple Goals in a Vegetable SystemRob Faux Intercropping for Multiple Goals in a Vegetable SystemSlidesPDF 6MB
2017Cover Crops and Conservation on Rented GroundChris HenningCover Crops and Conservation on Rented GroundVideoYoutube 1:09:43
2017Cover Crops 201Chris Teachout and Loran Steinlage Cover Crops 201VideoYoutube 1:09:57
2017Building Relationships to Access LandAaron White, Jim Peterson and Kate EdwardsBuilding Relationships to Access LandVideoYoutube 1:00:29
2017Cut Flowers for the Experienced GrowerJeanie McKewanTop 10 Flowers at Brightflower FarmHandout533 kB
2017Cut Flowers for the Experienced GrowerJeanie McKewanTop 10 Flowers at Brightflower FarmSlidesPdf 10MB
2017Nut Production and marketing Q & ATom WahlNut Growing and Marketing HandoutSlidesPDF 678 kB
2017The Natural Medicine Chest for Livestock Health and WellnessSusan BealThe Natural Medicine Chest for Livestock Health and WellnessSlidesPDF 4MB
2017Alternative Berry Short CourseMatt HowiesonGooseberriesSlidesPDF 1MB
2017Alternative Berry Short CourseTerry DunhamCultivating Elderberry as a Cash CropSlidesPDF 3MB
2017Alternative Berry Short CourseChris PattonHow to Sell a Growing Elderberry HarvestSlidesPDF 3MB
2017Alternative Berry Short CourseJim RiddleCurrants - Honeyberry -AroniaSlidesPDF 4MB
2017Alternative Berry Short CourseJim RiddleBlueberriesSlidesPDF 3MB
2017Alternative Berry Short CoureJim RiddleElderberrySlidesPDF 2MB
2017Alternative Berry Short CourseMatt HowiesonBlueberriesSlidesSlides.ppt 2MB
2017Cover Crops 101Chris Teachout & Loran SteinlageCover Crops 101SlidesPDF 18MB
2017Nonfarmers, Learn How to Become Farmer AdvocatesGail Hickenbottom & Sally WorleyNonfarmers, Learn How to Become Farmer AdvocatesSlidesPDF 951kB
2017Deep Winter Greenhouse at Lida FarmRyan PeschDeep Winter Greenhouse at Lida FarmSlidesPDF 5MB
2017High Profits with a No-Till Farming SystemPatrice GrosHigh Profits with a No-Till Farming SystemSlidesPDF 3MB
2017Grazing Cover CropsMark SchleismanGrazing Cover CropsSlidesPDF 7MB
2017Business Nuts & Bolts for Transition to Organic Grain ProductionMargaret SmithMarketing Organic GrainsSlidesPDF 8MB
2017Transition to Organic Crop ProductionMatt MillerTransition to Organic Crop ProductionSlidesPDF 4MB
2017Conserving $$ and SoilHanna PoffenbargerEconomic Analysis of Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems in IowaSlidesPDF 3MB
2017Conserving $$ and SoilDave MuthProfitability vs. Environmental Performance--Are They Really CompetingSlidesPDF 6MB
2017Conserving $$ and SoilTom IsenhartScience of Saturated Buffers and Nitrate Removal WetlandsSlidesPDF 4MB
2017Conserving $$ and SoilDoug Adams & Wade DooleyReducing Herbicide with Cover CropsSlidesPDF 8MB
2017Conserving $$ and SoilChris Gaesser & Dick SloanGrowing Your Own Cover Crop SeedSlidesPDF 4MB
2017Conserving $$ and SoilPaul GoldsmithLeveraging Public FundsSlidesPDF 6MB
2017Conserving $$ and SoilAdam DavisUsing Crop Rotation to Reduce inputsSlidesPDF 3MB
2017Cover Crops and Conservation on Rented GroundChris Henning & Chris TeachoutCover Crops and Conservation on Rented GroundSlidesPDF 12MB
2017Cut Flowers for BeginnersJeanie McKewanIntroduction to Brightflower Farm HandoutPDF 19MB
2017Cut Flowers for BeginnersJeanie McKewanHandout Introduction to Brightflower Farm HandoutPDF 532kB
2017Intro to Cover Crops for VegetablesMark QueeIntro to Cover Crops for VegetablesSlidesPDF 11MB
2017A Decade of Cover Crop ResearchJoel GruverA Decade of Cover Crop ResearchSlidesPDF 11MB
2017Digging Carrot Production: Lessons from the Carrot KingGary GuthrieLessons from the Carrot KingSlidesPDF 5MB
2017Record Keeping for Organic ProductionRick HartmannRecord Keeping for Organic ProductionSlidesPDF 2MB
2017Farm Financial Record Keeping and PlanningRick HartmannFarm Financial Record Keeping and PlanningSlidesPDF 3MB
2017Getting Started in Your First High TunnelSara PearsonGetting Started in Your First High TunnelSlidesPDF 13MB
2017Giant Ragweed RoundtableTom FrantzenRagweed RoundtableSlidesPDF 6MB
2017Lessons Learned, First 10 Years FarmingKate Edwards, Ethan Book & Nathan AndersonLessons Learned, First 10 Years FarmingVideoYoutube 1:28:37
2017Profitably Managing Your Marketing MixRyan PeschProfitably Managing Your Marketing MixSlidesPDF 3MB
2017Profitably Managing Your Marketing MixRyan PeschProfitably Managing Your Marketing MixSlidesPDF 3MB
2017Keynote AddressSusan Jutz,Vic Madsen, Dan WilsonKeynote AddressVideoYoutube 1:02:33
2017Nut Production and MarketingKathy Dice & Tom WahlNut Production and MarketingHandoutPDF 678kB
2017Building Soil Fertility on a Vegetable FarmAjay Nair & Denise O'BrienBuilding Soil Fertility on a Vegetable FarmSlidesPDF 8MB
2017Farm Financial Record Keeping and PlanningRick HartmannFarm Financial Record Keeping and PlanningVideoYoutube 1:22:47
2017Lady Boss Panel: Hiring and Managing EmployeesJill Beebout, Terry Troxel & Ellen Walsh-RosmannLady BossSlidesPDF 634 kB
2017Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award Acceptance Speech Wendy Johnson, Beverly and John GilbertSustainable Agriculture Achievement Award Acceptance Speech `VideoYoutube 15:51
2017When am I Ready to Access Business CapitalTD Holub & Lon Janechek- When am I Ready to Access Business CapitalSlidesPDF 3MB
2017Building Relationships to Access LandKate EdwardsBuilding Relationships to Access LandSlidesPDF 11MB
2017Lessons Learned: First 5 Years of Farming
Donna Warhover & Rory Van WykFirst 5 YearsSlidesPDF 8MB
2017Lessons Learned: First 10 Years of FarmingNathan Anderson, Kate Edwards & Ethan BookFirst 10 yearsSlidesPDF 9MB
2017Business Nuts & Bolts for Transition to Organic Grain ProductionCraig ChaseEconomics of Organic TransitionSlidesPDF 461kB
2017Organic Weed ControlPaul Mugge & Zach KnutsonOrganic Weed ControlSlidesPDF 24MB
2017Insects and Soil HealthJonathan LundgrenInsects and Soil HealthSlidesPDF 10MB
2017Improving Understanding Between Pesticide Applicators and Specialty Crop GrowersBrian Berst & Kevin BrittenImproving Understanding Between Pesticide Applicators and Specialty Crop GrowersSlidesPDF 4MB
2017How to Manage Weeds More SuccessfullyMatt LiebmanHow to Manage Weeds More SuccessfullySlidesPDF 3MB
2017Growing Small Grains Profitably in IowaJochum WiersmaGrowing Small Grains Profitably in IowaSlidesPDF 2MB
2017Growing High-Yielding Organic CornDarren Fehr & Scott ShriverGrowing High-Yielding Organic CornSlidesPDF 16MB
2016Profitable and Practical Grass-Based Dairy FarmingVance HaugenGrass- based pasture dairy systemsSlidesPDF 4MB
2016Rolling Cover Crops with Modified EquipmentFrancis ThickePFI Cover Crops Roller Jan 2016SlidesPDF 15MB
2016On-Farm Solar panel installation and FinancingRandy SkeieOn-Farm Solar PVSlidesPDF 6MB
2016Rolling Cover Crops with Modified EquipmentDave SchmidtRoller CrimperSlidesPDF 2MB
2016On-Farm Solar panel installation and FinancingBrad Oeltjenbruns2016 Rural Energy for America ProgramSlidesPDF 113 Kb
2016Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture SystemRegi haslett-MarroquinREGENERATIVE BY DESIGNSlidesPDF 5MB
2016Living Plants as Solar CollectorsRobin and Kelly Griffeth“LIVING PLANTS” AS SOLAR COLLECTORSSlidesPDF 53MB
2016Establishing and managing a Goat Dairy, Creamery and Farm RestaurantLeslie Cooperband and Wes JarrellMarkets and Marketing: The reluctant tweeterSlidesPDF 799kb
2016Interseeding Cover CropsBryce IrlbeckInter-Seeding Cover CropSlidesPDF 16MB
2016Rolling Cover Crops with Modified EquipmentDoug AlertNo-till Organic Corn following Hairy Vetch Cover CropSlidesPDF 22MB
2016Short Course: Growing Good Small Grains Joel RansomBasics of Spring Wheat and
Barley Production in North Dakota
SlidesPDF 12MB
2016Short Course: Growing Good Small Grains Jessie VanderPoelSmall Grains Market Up-dateSlidesPDF 2MB
2016Regenerative Grazing ManagementJim ElizondoGRAZING MANAGEMENTSlidesPDF 59MB
2016We Learn by Accident Than We Do on PurposeKelly and Robin GriffethWe Learn More by Accident than we do on purposeSlidesPDF 9MB
2016Short Course: Growing Good Small Grains David WeisbergerThe State of Small Grain and Oat Production in IowaSlidesPDF 4MB
2016Short Course: Growing Good Small Grains Bruce RoskensPROFITABLE OATS PRODUCTION
2016
SlidesPDF 4MB
2016Establishing and managing a Goat Dairy, Creamery and Farm RestaurantLeslie Cooperband and Wes JarrellA decade of dairy goat farming farm: lessons learnedSlidesPDF 6MB
2016Establishing and managing a Goat Dairy, Creamery and Farm RestaurantLeslie Cooperband and Wes JarrellFarm to Table and Agritourism SlidesPDF 4MB
2016Farm Energy PlanningKayla KoetherAgricultural EnergySlidesPDF 5MB
2016High Tunnel Vegetable ProductionJill BeeboutBGF High Tunnel ProductionSlidesPDF 3MB
2016Introduction to Government Programs for FarmersMatt RussellIntroduction to Government
Programs for Farmers
Slides4 MB
2016Short Course: Growing Good Small Grains Matt LiebmanAdding Oats to a
Corn-Soybean Cropping System
SlidesPDF 4MB
2016Regenerative Grazing ManagementJim ElizondoStockpiling and strategic supplementationSlidesPDF 9MB
2016Short Course: Growing Good Small Grains Fred KolbProduction of Wheat and Spring Oats in IowaSlidesPDF 9MB
2015Healthy Soils for Healthy CropsSarah HargreavesSoil biology for soil healthSlidesPDF 5MB
2015Recordkeeping Analysis Platforms for Crop and Livestock FarmersKent Vickre, Dan WilsonSample Grain FarmSlidesPDF 179KB
2015Beginning Organic: Transitioning, Certifying and Q & AMorgan HoenigMorgan Hoenig on her Farm PhilosophyVideoYoutube 16:51 min
2015Iowa Farms in a Changing EnvironmentChris AndersonIowa Farms in a Changing ClimateslidesPDF 2MB
2015Iowa Farms in a Changing EnvironmentGabrielle RoeschIowa Farms in a Changing ClimateSlidesPDF 1MB
2015Nose to Tail Cooking and DiningEthan and Rebecca BookCrooked Gap FarmSlidesPDF 6MB
2015Tell Your Story: The Farm Legacy LetterTom and Irene FrantzenFarm Legacy GoalsSlidesPDF 1MB
2015Beginning Organic: Transitioning, Certifying and Q & A Part 1Scott ShriverTransitioning to Organic Farming Part 1VideoYoutube 6:40 min
2015Walk-In Cooler Construction and EfficiencyTony Thompson and Rich SchulerWalk-In Cooler Construction & EfficiencySlidesPDF 2MB
2015Beginning Organic: Transitioning, Certifying, and Q&AJoe LallyTransition to Organic PlanSlidesPDF 1MB
2015Record keeping Analysis Platforms for Crop and Livestock FarmersErin WilsonTaking Your Crop and Livestock Operation to the Next LevelSlidesPDF 3MB
2015Healthy Soil for Healthy CropsRick CruseThe Cost of Soil ErosionSlidesPDF 3MB
2015Tangled up in Drip Tape: Irrigation Set-up and Strategy for Vegetable CropsLaura KrouseIrrigation at Abbe Hills FarmVideoYouTube 23:47 min
2015Real-Life Business Plan VettingJordan Scheibel2015 Vegetable Farm Business PlanSlidesPDF 1MB
2015Up on the Rooftop:Energy Conservation and Solar PVTim Landgraf and Steve GuyerUP ON THE ROOFTOP:
SOLAR PV
SlidesPDF 2MB
2015Diverse Native Prairie for Many UsesLaura JacksonBack to Our Roots-Re-establishing On-Farm Prairie for Multiple GoalsVideoYoutube 21:33 min
2015Spirituality and FarmingRon RosmannSpirituality and FarmingSlidesPDF 1MB
2015Up on the Rooftop: Energy Conservation and Solar PVMartha McFarland and Ashley CraftPart 4: A Guide to Improving EfficencyVideoYouTube 18:58 min
2015Up on the Rooftop: Energy Conservation and Solar PVMartha McFarland and Ashley CraftPart 3: Q & A with Martha McFarland and Ashley CraftVideoYouTube 10:28 min
2015Up on the Rooftop: Energy Conservation and Solar PVMartha McFarland and Ashley CraftPart 2: A Case Study of Efficiency: Martha McFarland's Chicken CoopVideoYouTube 9:43 min
2015Up on the Rooftop: Energy Conservation and Solar PVMartha McFarland and Ashley CraftPart 1: Intro to Green Iowa AmericorpsVideoYoutube 6:45 min
2015What's the Deal with cover Crops, Livestock and Herbicides?Bob Hartzler and Joe SellersCover Crops, Weeds and HerbicidesVideoYouTube 16:15 min
2015Tangled up in Drip Tape: Irrigation Set-Up and Strategy for vegetable CropsAjay NairEmitter Spacing, Irrigation Sensors and TimingVideoYou Tube (12:47 min)
2015Walk-in cooler Construction and EfficiencyTony ThompsonAdding a Walk-in CoolerVideoYouTube (20:32 min.)
2015Record keeping Analysis Platforms for Crop and Livestock FarmersDan WilsonIFBA AnalysisSlidesPDF 179KB
2015Record keeping Analysis Platforms for Crop and Livestock FarmersAl BrudRecordkeeping & AnalysisSlidesPDF 2MB
2015Tangled up in Drip Tape: Irrigation Set-Up and Strategy for Vegetable CropsLaura JacksonDiverse Native Prairie for Many UsesVideoYouTube 21:33 min
2015He's a Rebel: Grazing Management for ResiliencyFrancis ThickeGrazing ResilienceSlidesPDF 53MB
2015What's the Deal with Cover Crops, Livestock and HerbicidesJoe SellersCover Crops or Forage Crops?SlidesPDF 2MB
2015Healthy Soil for Healthy CropsRick CruseIowa Daily Erosion Project 2: Real time soil and water resource inventorySlidesPDF 8MB
2015Housing for All (Species): Livestock Facility Options and DesignsJoe KleinOrganic Dairy FacilitiesSlidesPDF 12MB
2015Farm Transfer with Farming and Non-Farming HeirsCindy MadsenMadsen Stock FarmSlidesPDF 5MB
2015Cards on the Table: Putting Farm Financial Statements in ContextCraig ChaseManaging Farm FinancesSlidesPDF 396KB
2015Healthy Soil for Healthy CropsAjay NairImportance of Soil Biology in Vegetable Cropping SystemsSlidesPDF 11MB
2015Beginning Organic: Transitioning, Certifying and Q & AScott ShriverTransitioning to Organic Farming Part 3VideoYoutube 13:35 min
2015Get the Dirt on Soil EcologyJill ClappertonHealthy Plants Grow in Healthy Soils Q & AVideoYouTube YouTube 29:40
2015Real-Life Business Plan VettingJacob PetersenReal Life Business Plan VettingSlidesPDF 2MB
2015Healthy Soil for Healthy CropsRick CruseSoil Erosion MechanicsSlidesPDF 2MB
2015Practical Farmers UpdateBoard of Directors and PFI StaffPFI Buisness MeetingSlidesPDF 3 MB
2015In-Field Practices for Organic Vegetable ProductionKay Jensen Vegetable Pricing and PhilosophySlidesPDF 1MB
2015Beginning Organic: Transitioning, Certifying and Q & AScott ShriverTransitioning to Organic Farming Part 2VideoYoutube 33:23 min
2015Beginning Organic: Transitioning, Certifying and Q & AMorgan HoenigMorgan Hoenig Q & AVideoYoutube 15:14 min
2015Housing for all (Species): Livestock Facility Options and DesignsJames FrantzenHousing for all (Species): Livestock Facility Options and DesignsVideoYouTube 45:47 min
2015Get the Dirt on Soil EcologyJill ClappertonHealthy Plants Grow in Healthy SoilsVideoYouTube 54:02 min
2015Taking a Global View of Farmland Conservation and BioDiversityBlake VinceGlobal Overview of Farmland ConservationVideoYouTube (41:44 min)
2015Get the Dirt on Soil EcologyBlake VinceFear of Change in Cover Crop AdoptionVideoYouTube (44:16 min)
2015Recipe For Success: Making Quality CompostRon RosmannMaking Compost on Rosmann Family FarmSlidesPDF 7MB
2015Recipe For Success: Making Quality CompostJason JonesCompost Extract / TeaSlidesPDF 1MB
2015Multi-Species Grazing with cows and PigsJim Van Der PolMULTI-SPECIES GRAZING WITH COWS AND PIGS also ChickensSlidesPDF 11MB
2015Niche Pork MarketingJim Van Der PolNiche Pork MarketingSlidesPDF 4MB
2015Healthy Soils for Healthy CropsMike CastellanoNitrogen dynamics: production, soil health and environmental qualitySlidesPDF 2MB
2014The Iowa Nutrient Reduction StrategySeth WatkinsSeth Watkins on Nutrient ReductionVideoYouTube (28:41)
2014The Iowa Nutrient Reduction StrategyTim SmithTim Smith-on farm nutrient reduction strategiesVideoYouTube (28:06 min)
2014In the Black: Eight Years of Vegetable BudgetsLaura Frerichs8 Years of vegetable production budgetsVideoYouTube (1:40:57)
2014Raising Dough: Financing Your Farm BusinessElizabeth UElizabeth U on Financing Food BuisnessesVideoYouTube (59:30 hr)
2014True Wealth: how Iowa Can Once Again Revolutinaize AgricultureRicardo SalvadorTrue Wealth-Ricardo SalvadorVideoYouTube (57:52 min)
2014Effective and Efficient Farm Family MeetingsThe James Ranch FamilyEffective and Efficient Farm Family MeetingsVideoYouTube (55:55)
2013Profitability and the Good Life with ProducePaul and Sandy ArnoldProfitability - and the Good Life - with Produce at Pleasant Valley FarmSlidesPDF (151 MB)
2013A Whole-Farm Approach to Conservation for Corn and SoybeansDan Jaynes, Tom IsenhartSaturating Riparian Buffers In Tile Drained Landscapes for Nitrate RemovalSlidesPDF (1.5 MB)
2013Multi-Species GrazingGreg JudyThe Benefits of Multi-species GrazingSlidesPDF (21.2 MB)
2013Mob GrazingGreg JudyMob Grazing, Soil Building, and Multi-speciesSlidesPDF (20 MB)
2013Making Organic Small Grains ProfitableKlaas MartensGrowing Profitable Small GrainsSlidesPDF (1.6 MB)
2013Leasing Land and Custom GrazingGreg JudyHow To Build A Profitable Grazing Operation Using Leased LandSlidesPDF (11.2 MB)
2013Leasing Land and Custom GrazingGreg JudyCustom Grazing - Lessons LearnedSlidesPDF (6.9 MB)
2013Growing Tasty TomatoesGlen ElsberndElsbernd - Growing High Quality TomatoesSlidesPDF (3.6 MB)
2013Cover Crops 101Rob StoutCover Crops 101SlidesPDF (3.4 MB)
2013Composting Done RightElaine InghamCompostSlidesPDF (4.2 MB)
2013U-PICK: Diverse Crop RotationsDick ThompsonDiverse Crop Rotation HandoutSlidesPDF (4.7 MB)
2013Session: Refugee Farmers' Experiences in IowaHilary Baehr, Nicholas WuertzLutheran Services in Iowa Gardening ProgramSlidesPDF (1.5 MB)
2013A Whole-Farm Approach to Conservation for Corn and SoybeansKeegan KultDenitrifying BioreactorsSlidesPDF (2.3 MB)
2013Precision Farming and Organic CropsJacob Bolson and Roger KnutsonPrecision Farming and Organic CropsSlidesPDF (22.4 MB)
2013A Whole-Farm Approach to Conservation for Corn and SoybeansRandy HoytDrainage Water Management Shallow Tile DesignSlidesPDF (332 KB)
2013Providing On-Farm HabitatJan Libbey and Tim LandgrafProviding On-Farm HabitatSlidesPDF (4.8 MB)
2013Cover Crops 101Tom KasparCover CropsSlidesPDF (2 MB)
2013You Built The Farm-Now Hire Good People!Ben SaundersYou Built the Farm - Now Hire Good PeopleSlidesPDF (190 KB)
2013Willow Lake Farm: A Case Study in ConservationTony ThompsonWillow Lake Farm: A Case Study in ConservationSlidesPDF (10.1 MB)
2013U-PICK: Diverse Crop RotationsDick ThompsonDiverse Crop Rotation PhotosSlidesPDF (11.1 MB)
2013Successful Strip-Till Management and BeyondBob LynchStrip-till and No-tillSlidesPDF (2.3 MB)
2013Profitability through Simple Recordkeeping, Season ExtensionPaul and Sandy ArnoldProfitability through Simple Recordkeeping, Season Extension and Winter Production at Pleasant Valley FarmSlidesPDF (27.4 MB)
2013Session: Refugee Farmers' Experiences in IowaEtiene Hacimana, Firmin NtakimaziFarming in Burundi and TanzaniaSlidesPDF (960 KB)
2013Session: Refugee Farmers' Experiences in IowaNarad BastolaFarming in Southern BhutanSlidesPDF (779 KB)
2013A Whole-Farm Approach to Conservation for Corn and SoybeansDaniel BarkerNew Technologies for In-Field Nitrogen ManagementSlidesPDF (312 KB)
2013A Whole-Farm Approach to Conservation for Corn and SoybeansMatt HelmersIowa Science Assessment of Nonpoint Source Practices to Reduce Nitrogen to the Mississippi River BasinSlidesPDF (612 KB)
2012Balancing Steel and Herbicides to Reduce ResistanceCraig Fleishman, Mike OwenBalancing Steel and Herbicides to Reduce ResistanceAudioMP3 (54 MB)
2012Soils 101Dr. Andrew ManuPlant NutrientsSlidesPPT (8.9 MB)
2012Real Life Business Plan VettingSara Hanson, Ryan and Janice Marquardt,
Jonathan Jaffe, David Miller, Renee LaBarge
Real Life Business Plan Vetting, Part 1VideoYouTube (50 min)
2012Soils 101Dr. C. Lee BurrasIowa’s soils – origin, productivity & SOMSlidesPPTX (65 MB)
2012Soils 101Dr. Thomas LoynachanSoil Biology 101SlidesPPTX (37.4 MB)
2012Mobile Meat ProcessingTom ParkerMobile Poultry ProcessingSlidesPPTX (2.5 MB)
2012Producing an Abundance for your CSALaura KrouseProducing an Abundance for your CSASlidesPPTX (12.3 MB)
2012Preserving Your FarmTom, Irene, and James Frantzen;
Jim McCarthy
Preserving Your FarmVideoYouTube (42 min)
2012Off-farm Inputs: Using Less to Earn MoreMatt LiebmanProductive and Profitable Low-External-Input Farming in IowaSlidesPDF (16 MB)
2012Off-farm Inputs: Using Less to Earn MoreCraig Chase, Matt LiebmanOff-farm Inputs: Using Less to Earn MoreAudioMP3 (112 MB)
2012Off-farm Inputs: Using Less to Earn MoreCraig ChaseAlternative Cropping Systems: Comparison to a Conventional C-Sb RotationSlidesPPTX (652 KB)
2012Mobile Meat Processing: Successes and FailuresJim Knopick, Tom ParkerMobile Meat Processing: Successes and FailuresAudioMP3 (104 MB)
2012Soils 101Amber Anderson MbaSoil PropertiesSlidesPPTX (1.7 MB)
2012Mobile Meat ProcessingJim KnopickMobile Meat ProcessingSlidesPPTX (52.7 MB)
2012Producing an Abundance for your CSALaura KrouseResources HandoutHandoutDOCX (12 KB)
2012Keynote AddressFedele BauccioFood Services for a Sustainable FutureSlidesPPT (92 MB)
2012Increase Sales through Season ExtensionMike BollingerSeason ExtensionHandoutPPT (52 MB)
2012Increase Sales through Season ExtensionMike BollingerIncrease Sales through Season ExtensionAudioMP3 (109 MB)
2012Growing and Selling Vegetables to a Hungry MarketRufus HauckeGrowing and Selling Vegetables to a Hungry MarketSlidesPPTX (13 MB)
2012Extending the Season in Your KitchenNancy LevandowskiLocal Purchasing: ISU and Extending the Use of ProductsSlidesPPTX (5.3 MB)
2012Eating Locally: Supporting Farmers, Growing Your OwnRich SchulerEating LocallySlidesPPT (3 MB)
2012Cover Crops: 101 and AdvancedDave RobisonThe Benefits of Cover CropsSlidesPDF (1.5 MB)
2012Cover Crops: 101 and AdvancedTom KasparResearch on Benefits of Cover CropsSlidesPDF (3.2 MB)
2012Cover Crops: 101 and AdvancedPaul AckleyHandoutHandoutDOCX (22 KB)
2012Cover Crops: 101 and AdvancedDave RobisonEastern Corn Belt expereinces with Specific Cover CropsSlidesPDF (2.2 MB)
2012Cover Crops: 101 and AdvancedPaul AckleyCover Crops: 101 and AdvancedSlidesPDF (2.0 MB)
2012Cover Crops: 101 and AdvancedNathan AndersonAdding Winter Small Grains to a Corn and Soybean RotationSlidesPDF (551 KB)
2012Balancing Steel and Herbicides to Reduce ResistanceMike OwenWhy Resistance?SlidesPPTX (2.9 MB)
2012Balancing Steel and Herbicides to Reduce ResistanceCraig FleishmanFarmer PerspectiveSlidesPPTX (10.3 MB)
2012The Curious GrazierAbe CollinsThe Curious GrazierSlidesPPT (88 MB)
2012Mastering Strawberry ProductionAngela TedescoMatted Row System handoutHandoutDOC (41 KB)
2012Security through Improved Soil HealthAbe CollinsSecurity through Improved Soil HealthVideoYouTube (1 hr)
2012Responding to Regulations: Pig Production in DenmarkKaj MunckResponding to Regulations: Pig Production in DenmarkSlidesPPTX (14.4 MB)
2012Real Life Business Plan VettingSara Hanson, Ryan and Janice Marquardt,
Jonathan Jaffe, David Miller, Renee LaBarge
Real Life Business Plan Vetting, Part 2VideoYouTube (1 hour)
2012Profitable Nut and Fruit Tree CropsTom Wahl, Kathy DiceProfitable Nut and Fruit Tree CropsAudioMP3 (52 MB)