Developing Infrastructure on a Diversified Farm

Developing Infrastructure on a Diversified Farm One Project at a Time at Brun Ko Farm

Nathan and Emily PaulsenFriday, Sept. 20 | 4-6 p.m.


2920 Falcon Ave. | Exira, IA 50076


Nathan & Emily Paulsen | Brun Ko Farm


Brun Ko Farm is on a roll. In recent years, farmers Emily and Nathan Paulsen have overseen significant development at their operation in southwest Iowa. They’ve repurposed a hog barn into a packing shed, added a high tunnel to extend their vegetable season and installed additional waterlines to better use  their pastures – and they have done so by using diverse funding sources.

This infrastructure also positions the farm for future growth. Among their plans, Emily and Nathan aim to increase their broiler and vegetable production and prepare for GAP certification. With market streams now established through farmers markets, food hubs, the Iowa Food Cooperative and the occasional restaurant, Brun Ko’s growth is sustainable and exciting. Join us to learn how they have enhanced their farm’s infrastructure to increase their revenue.


A potluck will follow the field day. The hosts will provide the main dish; please bring a side or dessert to share.

See & Discuss

  • Investing in infrastructure to plan for future growth
  • Adapting an existing building into a packing shed
  • Adding a high tunnel for season extension
  • On-farm food safety, including GAP readiness
  • Using diverse funding sources to grow the farm

Farm Info



  • Audubon SWCD
  • Iowa Farmers Union