Hybrid Rye: Managing, Marketing, and Feeding Livestock

Thursday, June 13 | 3 – 5:30 p.m. | West Union

In partnership with Albert Lea Seed and KWS

SteinlageLearn all about the basics of growing hybrid rye, finding markets and feeding livestock with small grains. Loran will also share his experiences with various rye varieties, growing malt barley and relay cropping.

HOST: Loran Steinlage | (563) 380-1149 | flolofarms@gmail.com


Loran Steinlage is a grain farmer who also works as a practical field engineer for Dawn Equipment and Underground Agriculture. His farm produces a diverse set of crops including corn, soybeans, cereal rye, wheat, barley, buckwheat and cover crops.


  • Hybrid rye
  • Malt barley
  • Feeding trials
  • Relay cropping



Field location: 220 N Industrial Parkway West Union 52175

(Note: The hybrid rye field is adjacent to the the Fayette County Sherriff’s Office on the northwest corner. Park in the sheriff’s office parking lot).

Rain location: 12517 220th St. (Loran’s garage) West Union 52175


To the field: From West Union, head south on IA Hwy 150 and go 1.5 miles. Turn right (west) onto N Industrial Parkway and go 0.2 mile. Park at the Fayette County Sheriff’s office, next to the hybrid rye field.

In case of rain: If it rains, we will set up in Loran’s garage. From West Union, head south on IA Hwy 150 for 1 mile. Turn right (west) onto W Franklin Street and go about 1 mile; the farm will be on the left (south) side of the road.


Food will be available to purchase from the local 4-H club. Please RSVP by clicking the blue button below. 

We take RSVP numbers to get an idea of the amount of food that we need to provide for the event. If you RSVP after the deadline but before the event, you are still welcome, but we cannot guarantee a meal.

RSVP by June 11

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