Using Small Grains to Protect Your Bottom Line

Tuesday, June 18 | 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Dyersville, IA

20190406 182637Wayne will share what he’s learned about managing his farm for soil health and using small grains as a profitable alternative to low margins in a conventional corn-bean rotation. He will also discuss breaking up weed cycles without expensive herbicides, incorporating small grains into animal rations, advances in small-grains varieties and experimenting with hybrid rye.

HOST: Wayne Brunsman |


Wayne Brunsman raises dairy heifers and diversified row crops on 280 acres in northeast Iowa. In 2006, he switched to 100% no-till. By eliminating tillage and incorporating cover crops and small grains into his rotation, he has improved his yields, lowered production costs, reduced weed pressure and improved soil health on his farm.


  • PFI’s small-grains cost-share
  • Oats in rations
  • Hybrid rye
  • No-till corn into red clover following oats


LOCATION: 1542 330th Ave. Dyersville 52040


From Petersburg: Take 160th Street / County Road C64 east for just 3 miles to 330th Avenue / Co Rd X49 and turn left (north); the farm will be in 0.5 mile on the right.

From New Vienna: Go 2 miles west on Petersburg Road (the road curves and becomes 163rd Street). Turn right (north) on 330th Avenue / Co Rd X49 and go 0.75 mile.


Lunch will be provided. 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 14

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