Media Coverage

Welcome to PFI’s media coverage page. Below you’ll find a list of instances where PFI and our members were featured in the news, including some of our favorite highlights.

In the News Highlights

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Can sustainable farming save Iowa’s precious soil and water?

Sam Bennett of Galva, Sarah Carlson of Pleasant Hill, Matt Liebman of Ames, Lee Tesdell of Slater and Mike Helland of Huxley were featured on PBS NewsHour: Can sustainable farming save Iowa’s precious soil and water?

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Ron Rosmann of Harlan, Mark Peterson of Stanton, Daniel Rosmann of Harlan, Fred Abels of Holland, Denise O’Brien of Atlantic and Amber Mohr of Avoca were featured in YES! Magazine: The Way Climate Change Unites Us

How women in Iowa are leading farmland conservation efforts

Jean Eells of Webster City was featured on PBS NewsHour: How women in Iowa are leading farmland conservation efforts

Big-Money Investors Gear Up For A Trillion-Dollar Bet On Farmland

Steve Bruere with People’s Company of Clive and Sarah Carlson of Pleasant Hill were featured on NPR: Big-Money Investors Gear Up For A Trillion-Dollar Bet On Farmland

Cows leavingCOVID-19 Is Roiling The Beef Industry, But Some Small Producers Are Spared

Meghan Filbert, PFI livestock program manager, was featured in NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations: COVID-19 Is Roiling The Beef Industry, But Some Small Producers Are Spared

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Adam Nechanicky of Buckingham and Doug Carter of Audubon were featured in Wallaces Farmer: Cropping practices pass tough-weather test

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Anna Haskins and Shae Pesek of Coggon were featured in the Telegraph Herald: Something fresh: Delaware County business delivers flowers

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Tom and Maren Beard of Decorah were featured in the New York Times: Where the Produce Includes Pepperoni: The Pizza Farm

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Dustin Potter of Council Bluffs was featured in the Atlantic News-Telegraph: Produce in the Park – Gardening Is a Work of Heart

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Tom and Irene Frantzen of New Hampton, Jacob Jungers of St. Paul, MN, and Aaron Lehman of Polk City were featured in the Cedar Rapids Gazette: Growing alternative crops in Iowa can bring risks and rewards

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Nathan and Sarah Anderson of Aurelia were featured in Country Folks: Wild habitat as part of field conservation

Members in the News

Members in the News is a section featured in our weekly e-mail newsletter, Practical News. In this section, we showcase members who have been featured in articles, podcasts, videos and more.

Practical News IssueMember(s)Article Title
August 19, 2022Cathy LinkerMiss Effie’s Country Flowers is also a camp site
August 12, 2022Jenny Quiner021: Jenny Quiner of Dogpatch Urban Gardens
August 12, 2022Fred Kirschenmann and Lydia EnglishU.S. Farmers Need Incentives to Grow Organic Grains
August 12, 2022Tim SierenTim Sieren Practical Farmers of Iowa
August 12, 2022Brent LarsonSmeltzer Charitable Trust Learning Farm hosts Field Day
August 5, 2022Jack and Marion Boyer and Richard Cruse Derechos, rare haboob in Iowa raise concerns
August 5, 2022Randall Vos and Mitchell HoraRegeneration in the Most Unlikely of Places
August 5, 2022Noah Wendt, Caleb Akin and Taylor HintchObservations on Summer Cover Crops, Small Grains and Grazing Covers
July 29, 2022Lee TesdellIowa wildflower Wednesday: A thriving farm prairie strip
July 29, 2022Meredith Nunnikhoven019: Flower Farming at Barnswallow Flowers With Meredith Nunnikhoven
July 29, 2022Michael VittetoeClean Water in Iowa Starts Here, and today Here is on Michael Vittatoe's farm in Washington County
July 22, 2022Meredith NunnikhovenOsky farmer produces crop of colorful blooms
July 15, 2022Bill FrederickClean Water Wednesday
July 15, 2022Nathan AndersonCompanies' Climate Promises Face a Wild Card: Farmers
July 15, 2022Meredith NunnikhovenIn Depth: Barnswallow Flowers
July 15, 2022Omar de Kok-MercadoPerennial Potential
July 15, 2022Angela KnuthMeasuring regenerative practices with true cost accounting
July 8, 2022Donna and Mike BrahmsPFI highlights diversified agriculture at 3 Bee Farms
July 8, 2022Stephanie NelsonStennie's Clean Water Wednesday
July 8, 2022Shae Pesek, Anna Hankins and Hannah BreckbillSome of Iowa's queer farmers are taking a different approach to agriculture
July 8, 2022Lee and Arthur WisecupWisecups to host Practical Farmers of Iowa field day
July 8, 2022Sharon Thompson, the late Dick Thompson and Larry Kallem2022 CHOICE AWARDS — Cityview’s Hall of Iowa Culinary Excellence
July 8, 2022John Gilbert, Rick Cruse and Adam LedvinaIowa’s SOS call: save our soil!
July 8, 2022Maggie McQuown, Joe Klingelhutz and Suzan EremIowa conservation group earns national recognition
July 1, 2022Jacob Bolson, Kathleen Hunt and Mollie AronowitzCaring for the land through conservation
July 1, 2022Patti NaylorWorld Trade Organizations 12th Ministerial Meeting in Geneva
June 24, 2022Seth Watkins & Kayla KoetherWorkingNation: Iowa is looking at a hefty hike in green jobs
June 24, 2022Nick SmithSoil erosion hits farmers in the Midwest, costs billions annually
June 24, 2022Dale, Marcie and Tyler RaaschWind and hail strips Iowa farm's crops to nothing
June 24, 2022Dale, Marcie and Tyler RaaschOrganic vegetable farm devastated by hail in Adair County
June 24, 2022Matt RussellFarm Service Agency looking to fill dozens of positions
June 24, 2022Ben SaundersFungi Fresh Farms takes mushrooms to new heights by growing them in a Grimes lab
June 17, 2022Dale Raasch, Dan Fillius and Emma LiddleIowa organic farm rebuilds after damaging hail storm
June 17, 2022Hannah Breckbill and Emily FaganHumble Hands Harvest / Queer Farmer Network - Hannah Breckbill
June 17, 2022Adam LedvinaClean Water Wednesday
June 17, 2022Dale and Marcie RaaschTuesday storm severely damages Iowa organic farm
June 17, 2022Chris HenningCooper's Chris Henning To Be Honored With Award From Practical Farmers
June 10, 2022Brian CorkillA cold, wet spring pushes back planting season, but one Illinois farmer says it's not time to panic
June 10, 2022Andrea Eger and Tom PyfferoenReality check: How’s the transition to regenerative agriculture going?
June 10, 2022Jordan and Whitney ClasenEconomy, land prices impact Earlham nonprofit's search for affordable land
June 3, 2022Blake ReynoldsLate planting start, prices, 'uncharted territory' mean a year of challenges for Iowa farmers
June 3, 2022Lee TesdellOpinion: Reject the carbon pipelines, which are not supported by science or ethics
June 3, 2022Lydia English and Curtis WilsonNew effort aims to help Midwest farmers plant cover crops on a half a million acres
May 27, 2022James Nisly and Gary HuberOrganic Greens Field Day in Kalona, IA
May 27, 2022Justin and Lacie RobbinsGot ya covered: How cover crops benefit Iowa farmer
May 27, 2022Peter KrausFarm, to Hub to Hub, to Table
May 20, 2022Mark HeckmanSpring planting has sprung in Eastern Iowa
May 20, 2022Ruth McCabeFrom the seed to the soil, cover crops amplify the benefits to the farm
May 20, 2022Ruth McCabeA new threat emerges for US lakes and rivers. Your lawn or toilet may be partly to blame.
May 20, 2022Will and Cassie CannonMost Iowa gas stations to sell E15 under new law
May 20, 2022Will and Cassie CannonNew Iowa ethanol law could spark regional trend, biofuels exec says
May 20, 2022Will and Cassie CannonIowa gas stations to offer E15 ethanol under newly signed law
May 20, 2022Will and Cassie CannonReynolds signs law requiring Iowa gas stations to sell fuel with more ethanol
May 20, 2022Will and Cassie CannonIowa governor signs bill requiring gas stations to offer E15
May 13, 2022Hannah BernhardtSouthern Minnesota farmer to chair state Farm Service Agency committee; 4 others appointed
May 13, 2022Jenny QuinerFarmers markets become affordable option as grocery prices continue to soar
May 13, 2022Rich Pirog and Kamyar EnshayanCRFS celebrates Rich Pirog's career
May 6, 2022Jordan and Whitney ClasenPersonal touch key to social media success
May 6, 2022Rick Cruse and Lee BurrasFarming practices vary across Iowa soil types
May 6, 2022Jenn and Adam O'NealFlowers bloom again at PepperHarrow Farm after tornado outbreak
May 6, 2022Hannah BernhardtMinnesota beef growers split on proposed federal rules on slaughterhouses
May 6, 2022Hannah BreckbillTwo beginning farmers
May 6, 2022Kate Solko011: Eating Wild Greens, Motherwort & Farmers Market Season Approaches
May 6, 2022Linda and Jason WattonvilleAs Ankeny's growth surges north, could rural Polk County homeowners stand in the way?
April 29, 2022Tom and Maren BeardLuna Valley Farm wins the State of Iowa's Outstanding Attraction Award
April 29, 2022Tom and Maren BeardFly Through Iowa: Decorah
April 29, 2022Seth WatkinsIowa cattle producer struggling to find help on the farm
April 29, 2022Steve StrasheimGrowing Leafy Greens in the Hawkeye State - Twisted River Farm
April 29, 2022Jennifer and Adam O'NealDespite the Winterset tornado's 'unrecognizable' destruction, this farm will soon sell flowers again
April 29, 2022Lisa Schulte Moore, A.J. and Kellie Blair, Seth Watkins and Bryan SieversWestminster Town Hall Forum - Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore: Climate Solutions Rooted in the Soil
April 22, 2022Neil Hamilton009: Food, Land, and Environmental Regulation of Agriculture with Neil Hamilton
April 22, 2022Jenny QuinerDogpatch Urban Gardens plans expansion using Kickstarter campaign
April 22, 2022Susan and Rich YoungHistoric renovation transforms mid-century milk house into cozy living quarters
April 22, 2022Ryan MarquardtVan Meter farmer says no relief for high egg prices anytime soon
April 22, 2022Meredith NunnikhovenVisit A Farm Stand | Choose Local
April 22, 2022Adam and Jennifer O'NealBetter Home and Gardens
April 22, 2022Beth Hoffman and John HogelandEconomists see four paths forward for carbon markets
April 22, 2022Jenny QuinerDogpatch Dinner Series Returns for Year Four
April 22, 2022Rick CruseThe Midwest has lost 57 billion metric tons of topsoil over the last 160 years, new study finds
April 15, 2022Lisa Schulte Moore and Omar de Kok-MercadoInnovation at Work: Breaking ground on next-generation agricultural markets
April 15, 2022Kellie BlairAround Farm Progress: Looking ahead to a circular future
April 8, 2022Justin and Ellen RahnBeef leader gets more involved in industry groups
April 8, 2022Dwight DialSecretary Naig to Honor Dwight Dial with Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award
April 8, 2022Phil, Sharon, Jon and the late Dan Specht, and Mary DammFor the Birds
April 8, 2022Sara and Jim AndersonGift To Iowa's Future 2022
April 8, 2022Matt Russell, Kayla Koether, Seth Watkins, Wendy Johnson and Ryan MarquardtBiden administration appoints Iowa FSA committee
April 8, 2022Kayla Koether and Wendy JohnsonFormer Iowa Legislature candidate Kayla Koether has been appointed to a USDA Farm Service Agency state committee
April 8, 2022Lee Tesdell, Mike and Charles Helland, Sarah CarlsonCollaboration Spurs Conservation
April 8, 2022Tim CouserThe Big Show - Clean Water Wednesday
April 8, 2022Maja and Carmen BlackSpringtime in Freemartin Town
April 8, 2022Mary SwanderDigging in the Dirt
April 1, 2022John Wesselius006: CSA deliveries, Berkshire Pigs & Four Season Growing in Hoop Houses With John Wesselius
April 1, 2022Andrea RissingData-driven study digs into the state of U.S. farm livelihoods
April 1, 2022Dave and Mary Campbell, Ben HagenbuchMOSES Organic Farmer of the Year
April 1, 2022Keith and Barb Sexton, Brent Sexton and James and Paige HeppOff-farm experience offers insight to farm success
April 1, 2022Jordan and Whitney Clasen, Suzan Erem, Kiara Fish and Cornelia FloraSustainable Iowa Land Trust launches plan to protect land, increase local food production
April 1, 2022Jordan and Whitney Clasen, Suzan Erem and Kiara FishSustainable Iowa Land Trust launches campaign to create food farms where they are needed most
April 1, 2022Wendy Johnson and John Rafkin, Hannah Bernhardt and Jason MisikFood Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) Announces New Fund-a-Farmer Grant Winners
April 1, 2022Tom KasparSeedling disease can hamper planted-green corn
April 1, 2022Jean Eells and Maggie NortonGuide on virtual engagement for women in ag now available
March 25, 2022Jack BoyerNitrogen By Nature
March 25, 2022Kayla Koether, Wendy Johnson, Ryan Marquardt and Seth WatkinsUSDA Names Appointees to the Iowa Farm Service Agency State Committee
March 25, 2022Ben HokschMaple syrup producers in the lower Midwest tap into small, local markets
March 25, 2022Danelle Myer'Farmer's market on steroids': One Farm Market brings local food under a single roof
March 25, 2022Danelle MyerHometown Farmer - One Farm shop
March 25, 2022Jon BakehouseUkraine War Threatens to Cause a Global Food Crisis
March 25, 2022Adam and Jennifer O'NealCleanup underway at 20-acre flower farm in Winterset
March 25, 2022Adam and Jennifer O'NealPepperHarrow owner: “The more days that go by the more lucky I feel”
March 25, 2022Adam and Jennifer O'NealPepperHarrow Farm: Before the tornado
March 18, 2022Wayne FredericksAccidental Conservationist: Iowa farmer turns tillage happenstance into a way of life
March 18, 2022Ranae DietzelMeet the women leading us to a world with better food
March 18, 2022Jorgen RoseDespite billion-dollar budgets, conservation programs can't keep up with producer demand
March 18, 2022Justin BootA retiring couple's journey to find a successor to the family farm
March 18, 2022Barb and Keith Sexton, James Hepp Off-farm experience, work pay
March 18, 2022Kate EdwardsQ&A with one state’s single largest CSA grower
March 11, 2022Andrea BascheBasche, Todd and Dunn receive Family and Friends Recognition Awards
March 11, 2022Jenny QuinerDogpatch Dinner Series Returns for Year Four
March 11, 2022Sally Worley and John WhittakerLeopold Conservation Award expands to Iowa in 2022
March 11, 2022Mark SchleismanWhat “Type” of Cover Crop Farmer Are You?
March 4, 2022Brian DeVoreNew Land Stewardship Project billboards use humor, quotes to promote soil health
March 4, 2022Lance KlessigPrioritize soil health to restore profitability and open new doors
March 4, 2022Beth HoffmanOp-ed: What I Learned from White Oak Pastures—and What Other Farms Can, Too
March 4, 2022Emily ZimmermanZimmerman Receives Early Achievement in Teaching Award
March 4, 2022Wendy JohnsonUSDA announces Charles City woman to serve on Farm Service Agency state committee
March 4, 2022Paul MuggeSutherland farmer talks prairie strips
March 4, 2022Celize Christy and Scott WedemeierOn-farm jobs and training offered across Iowa through Practical Farmers’ Labor4Learning program
March 4, 2022Rick KaesebierFellow farmers take some fear out of cover crops, no-till
March 4, 2022Andy SperfslageSimmental heifer brings top price at Iowa Beef Expo
February 25, 2022Arlyn and Sue KauffmanGreen Ridge Family Farm Recognized for Environmental Excellence by USPOULTRY
February 25, 2022T.D. HolubBlack Farmers of Iowa Plowing Different Path
February 25, 2022Jackie Armstrong and Jean EellsLandowners Share Tips For Conservation Ag Discussion
February 25, 2022Nick Wallace99 Counties taps regenerative agriculture trend for meat marketplace
February 18, 2022Ron Mardesen'War on breakfast': Will California proposition improve care of pigs, or just raise ham and bacon prices?
February 18, 2022Sondra FeldsteinGovernor's tax plan would harm rural Iowa, young farmers
February 18, 2022Hannah Breckbill, Emily Fagan, Carly Matthew and Ethan ZierkeNew way to buy at Farmer's Market, support farmers
February 11, 2022Ruth RabinowitzWomen Landowners Arm for Conservation Push
February 11, 2022Dave and Mary CampbellOrganic Farmer of the Year combines farming, research, and teaching
February 11, 2022John NorwoodDemocrat John Norwood challenges Republican incumbent Mike Naig in race for Iowa agriculture secretary
February 11, 2022Ruth McCabeSecretary Naig Recognizes Conservation Leaders at Agribusiness Showcase
February 11, 2022Ruth McCabeOne Acre at a Time
February 11, 2022Tom Wahl and Kathy DiceAgroforestry
February 11, 2022Jean EellsField Notes: Dr Eells and Land Restoration
January 28, 2022Meghan Filbert and Mark YoderPut a Cover Crop in the Mix
January 28, 2022Jason Federer and Matthew TentisAs the climate changes, new efforts arise to diversify what’s grown in the Corn Belt
January 28, 2022Matt LiebmanSmall grains could be viable third crop in the Midwest
January 28, 2022Martin Larsen and Lydia EnglishOatly wants farmers to plant more oats. Here’s how it’s helping
January 21, 2022Jeff Olson and Scott AusbornFarmers dig into details of organic transition
January 14, 2022Jean EellsWarmer weather gives cover crops an extra boost during the winter
January 7, 2022Hannah Breckbill and Emily FaganThe Queer Farmers Reimagining American Agriculture
January 7, 2022Jack and Marion BoyerAdopting no-till and cover crops builds soil organic matter and shaves costs
January 7, 2022Michelle KenyonIowa local food programs, specialty crops get $300,000 in federal grants from state
December 24, 2021Nick Smith, Noah Wendt and Sarah CarlsonDirect checks could ignite cover crop surge; crop insurance may play role, too
December 17, 2021Nick Smith, Lydia English and Ben DwireCover crops as cash crops: Farmers angle to profit off the practice
December 17, 2021LeeAnn Hanson-VanDerPol, Jim Van Der Pol, Amanda and Knute Severson and Andy LinderVideo Series: Reintegrating Grazing Ruminants in Row Crop Country
December 10, 2021Brandon McHugh and Michael VittetoePushing the cover crop envelope
December 10, 2021Zak KennedyHow are Supply Chain Issues Impacting Farmers?
December 10, 2021A.J. and Kellie BlairAmerica's Best Young Farmers and Ranchers
December 10, 2021Tom Pyfferoen, Stefan Gailans, Brandon McHugh, Michael Vittetoe, Shanon Jamison and Alan Zellmer5 things learned at Cover Crop Boot Camp
December 3, 2021Suzan EremSUZAN EREM: ‘I lost my voice before I ever had it.’
December 3, 2021Caleb Akin and Noah Wendt Saving the planet by saving the soil: Can cover crops fulfill their promise?
December 3, 2021Tom Pyfferoen and Sarah Carlson (1191)PFI ‘Boot Camp’ explores use of cover crops to reduce nitrogen inputs
December 3, 2021Zak KennedyHow are Supply Chain Issues Impacting Farmers?
November 26, 2021Ellen Walsh-Rosmann, Daniel Rosmann and Todd VallineFarmTable Procurement & Delivery relocating
November 19. 2021Ellen Walsh-Rosmann, Daniel Rosmann and Todd VallineFarmTable Procurement & Delivery relocating
November 12, 2021Paul MuggeSpace remains for conventional tillage as trends change
November 12, 2021Jamie Bierman and Seth WatkinsThe ‘War on Meat’ isn’t real, but small Iowa farmers face an uphill battle against Big Ag
November 12, 2021Jack BoyerPutting 60-Inch Corn to the Test
November 12, 2021John and Beverly Gilbert, Sarah and John C. Gilbert, and Kate GilbertIowa’s Gibralter Farms Named Niman Ranch Sustainable Farm of the Year
November 5, 2021Tim Bardole and Brian JonesDeere strike adds to Iowa farmers' worries about getting parts, equipment now and next year
November 5, 2021Randy MillerIowa farmers get big break with good harvest, high prices. But will their luck hold?
November 5, 2021Corbin ScholzGrowing her roots: Putting in the hard work at an Iowa City organic farm
November 5, 2021Seth WatkinsThe ‘War on Meat’ isn’t real, but small Iowa farmers face an uphill battle against Big Ag
November 5, 2021Jenny QuinerCultivating Community
November 5, 2021Jenny QuinerJenny Quiner: Dogpatch Urban Gardens
October 29, 2021Patti NaylorDisparity to Parity to Solidarity: Balancing the Scales of International Agricultural Policy for Justice and Viability
October 22, 2021Ron Rosmann and Ellen Walsh-RosmannHarlan's Milk & Honey is a farm-to-table breakfast and lunch restaurant with a small-town vibe
October 22, 2021Beth HoffmanCould Okoboji become the new writers' destination? Leave it to Julie Gammack to make it happen.
October 22, 2021Aaron SteeleFollowing Burlington's success, 3 new stores to open at Westridge Shopping Center in Clive
October 22, 2021Ron RosmannCO2 pipelines are not the answer to climate change
October 22, 2021Chris DealIowa orchard boasts strong harvest despite drought
October 22, 2021Earl Hafner, Gerald Freyenberger, Dennis Carney, Craig Griffieon and LaVon Griffieon From the archives: Iconic Iowa farm photos since 1930
October 22, 2021Tom Wahl and Kathy DiceSeason #1, Episode #16: Red Fern Farm
October 22, 2021Susan YoungRaising Turkeys
October 15, 2021John Hogeland and Beth HoffmanJournalist-Turned-Cattle Farmer Beth Hoffman on the Impossible Math of Starting a Farm
October 15, 2021Lydia English and Andy LinderCIG Creates Market Opportunity for Small Grains in Midwest
October 8, 2021Tom Wahl and Kathy DicePodcasts- AgArts from Horse and Buggy Land
October 8, 2021Wendy JohnsonOpinion: Building a perennial farm is hard, but our world needs more of them
October 1, 2021Jean EellsDrier heat waves threaten crops in Iowa
October 1, 2021Adam and Jenna CookA golden future
October 1, 2021Dwight and Bev RutterPrairie Flower Farm
October 1, 2021Lisa Schulte MooreIowa State ecology professor named first MacArthur Fellowship recipient from the university
October 1, 2021Jim and Sara AndersonSustainable Iowa Land Trust to permanently protect first sustainable table food farm in Jefferson County
October 1, 2021Paul MuggeFarmers need our help tackling climate change
September 24, 2021Ruth RabinowitzComing Home: A Woman Landowner’s Conservation Calling
September 24, 2021Jim FitkinGrowing a tasty treat
September 24, 2021Levi LyleFarmer-Poet Levi Lyle: A New Chapter for Iowa Farming
September 24, 2021Dayna Burtness and Joe KlingelhutzMaking the turn from pastured pigs to pork at Nettle Valley Farm
September 24, 2021Mitchell Hora and Jim JohnsonWide-row corn creates 'opportunity space' for cover crops
September 24, 2021Brandi JanssenSafety educator says risks for farmers remain high
September 24, 2021Patti Naylor“Food Connects Us All” Grassroots Voices from North America on the Importance of Building Agroecology, Fighting for Policy, and Joining Global Struggles
September 17, 2021Laura Krouse and Suzan EremFarm to Fork tales draws crowd
September 17, 2021Nick Nguyen and Dayna BurtnessThe pigs are back in town for young farmers in Houston County, Minn.
September 17, 2021Megan HolzFree cover crop seed available to all Iowa FFA chapters
September 17, 2021Jenny QuinerA healthy salad dressing made by Des Moines urban farmers is hitting Hy-Vee shelves
September 3, 2021Paul MuggeOpinion: Build the agriculture industry for the long run
September 3, 2021Keith and Barb Sexton, James HeppSextons share knowledge with new farmers
September 3, 2021Wendy Johnson and John Rafkin, Nick OhdeCharles City farm featured in and hosting screening of Practical Farmers of Iowa livestock documentary
September 3, 2021Chris HenningGreene County Farmer Receives Environmental Award
August 27, 2021Lee TesdellDrones seed cover crops on Central Iowa farm
August 27, 2021Beth HoffmanOpinion: USDA's loan relief program does not pit farmers against one another
August 27, 2021Denise O'BrienRodale Institute Announces 2021 Organic Pioneer Award Recipients
August 27, 2021Joanne Roepke Bode, and Beany Bode (Bode's Moonlight Gardens) and Duane Black (Black's Heritage Farm)Des Moines Duo Raises Winning Giant Pumpkin at State Fair
August 20, 2021Ron Rossman and Maria Vakulskas Rosmann, and Rick and Jane Juchems4 Iowa farm families to be honored as Master Farmers
August 20, 2021Arlyn and Sue KauffmanSecretary Naig honors Kauffman family with Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award
August 13, 2021Amanda Severson and Mark PetersonOur Journey to a Transformed Agriculture through Continuous Living Cover
August 13, 2021Ann and Eric FranzenburgPheasant Run Farm capturing attention in third season
August 13, 2021Eric FranzenburgPheasant Run Sunflower Experience returns after extensive derecho loss
August 13, 2021Brian CorkillSmall towns scramble during labor shortage
August 13, 2021Meredith Nunnikhoven Vox Americana: From Alaska to Louisiana, here are the voices of the new climate ‘normal'
August 13, 2021Kellie BlairView From the Cab: Thirsty Crops Feel Summer Heat in Iowa and Texas
August 13, 2021Kellie BlairView From the Cab: Better to Farm Safe Than Sorry: Why Unpredictable Matters
August 13, 2021Sam and Danielle Bennett, Wayne Brunsman, Bruce Carney, Tim Couser, Kirk Den Herder, Kathy Dice and Tom Wahl, Wade Dooley, Chris Henning, Jamie Hostetler, Wendy Johnson, John Rafkin, Erwin Johnson and Yoshiko Johnson, Paul Mugge, Brad Ohrt, Brian and Katelyn Olson, Ron Rosmann and Maria Vakulskas Rosmann, David, Daniel and Mark Rosmann, Greg Shepherd, Tim and Ethel Sieren, Dennis and Patty Staudt, Clark Thompson, John and Cindi Van Horn, Arvin and Carolyn Vander Wilt, Megan and Steve Wright, Craig Pfantz, and Ethan Crow89 Families to Receive Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Awards at Iowa State Fair
August 13, 2021Tom and Irene Frantzen, Matt Liebman, and Brian DeVoreHybrid Rye is Helping Farmers Fight ‘Superweeds’ Without Herbicide
August 13, 2021Landon and Anne PlaggePlagge Farms promotes benefits of cover crops with new seed business
August 6, 2021David BrandtTo improve our water quality, regenerative agriculture offers common ground for common good
July 30, 2021Terry Troxel, Beany Bode and Joanne Roepke BodeGrowth in local food continues for CSAs
July 30, 2021Charles Bizimana, Zachary Couture, Jacqueline Ndabazaniye, Mukiza Gahetano, Suzan Erem and Sally Worley'If I do not get land on time, I will not be able to pay my bills': Land access No. 1 barrier for refugee farmers
July 30, 2021Levi LyleCherry pitters
July 30, 2021Jordan ClasenFarmers market vendor transitions from grocer to grower
July 30, 2021Lynne SchnoebelenAs Extreme Weather Batters America’s Farm Country, Costing Billions, Banks Ignore the Financial Risks of Climate Change
July 30, 2021Maggie McQuown and Steve TurmanPositively the Heartland: Trading the Big Apple for the family farm
July 30, 2021Bill Frederick, James Holz, Pete Bardole, Sarah Carlson, Tim Bardole and Al FrederickIowa Cover Crop hosts Ernst, spotlighting way for farmers to improve image
July 23, 2021Andrew and Melissa DunhamThrough Our Eyes -- Episode 2: Uprooted
July 23, 2021Patti NaylorNo Longer Enough to Tweak the Corn-Soybean Rotation
July 16, 2021Dale, Marcie and Tyler RaaschCommunity Supported Agriculture: Know Where Your Food Comes From
July 16, 2021Matt Liebman and Tom FrantzenA Grain of Ecological Truth
July 16, 2021Steve Berger and Levi LyleCover crop success with 'one-pass farming'
July 16, 2021Levi LyleDiversification brings new revenue streams
July 16, 2021Mitchell HoraHow do we meet Iowa's goals for cover crop acres?
July 16, 2021Mark SchleismanDrainage water recycling, nitrate control and hedging against drought
July 16, 2021George Naylor, Ron and Maria Rosmann, David Rosmann, Daniel Rosmann and Ellen Walsh-RosmannFarm to Factory: Big Ag’s Manure Machine, Part 2
July 16, 2021Ben AlbrightConservation Journey: Ben Albright Adopts New Ways to Protect Soil, Water Quality
July 16, 2021Jason Misik and Hannah BernhardtFarm Beginnings Profile: A Raw Deal on Farmland
July 16, 2021Paul MuggeOrganic industry explores best practices and reconsiders rules
July 9, 2021Ruth McCabeManage your farmland intentionally: Responsible land ownership leads to a better agricultural system
July 9, 2021Kate SolkoNew farmer explores different way to CSA
July 9, 2021Matt RussellOpinion: The opportunity to unleash farmers to fight climate change
July 9, 2021Monika OwczarskiDes Moines' Sweet Tooth Farms looking for new land after city forces it to vacate northside lots
July 9, 2021Sam ParkerNo plows, no pesticides — and no fields: This Ames indoor farm seeks route to agriculture's future
July 2, 2021Kellie BlairView From the Cab: Fire Up the Baler and the Grill: Crops Don't Observe Holidays
June 25, 2021Denise O'BrienIowa farmers are ready for climate solutions. Is Congress?
June 25, 2021Mark Rasmussen, Catherine DeLong, Jean Eells, Lynn Betts, and J ArbuckleSoil and Water Conservation Society Recognizes International Leaders in Conservation
June 18, 2021Marcus Johnson, Emma Johnson, Adrian White, and Will Lorentzen Midwest Farmers Survey Damage From Cold Snap
June 18, 2021Adrian White, Will Lorentzen, Emma Johnson, and Marcus JohnsonEastern Iowa farmers assess damage after late spring cold snap
June 11, 2021Meghan Filbert and Chad IngelsSmall Meat Locker Business Expands
May 28, 2021John Norwood, Katie Rock, and Lee TesdellBoots of the Ground | Polk County Iowa SWCD
May 28, 2021Gina NicholsCivic Scientist Series
May 28, 2021Jack BoyerAn ongoing effort to improve crop productivity
May 21, 2021Adam CookHigh-tech manure: With draglines and on-the-go sensors, livestock fertilizer hits the fast track
May 21, 2021Anna Hankins and Shae PesekShae Pesek & Anna Hankins Are Bringing Good Food and Flowers to Their Rural Iowa Community
May 21, 2021Carter MorganMidwest Row Crop Collaborative Receives $1.6 Million HSBC Bank USA Grant to Help Build a More Resilient U.S. Food System
May 14, 2021Kristen ObbinkOn a farm near Ames, Kristen Obbink weaves a rich tapestry of motherhood and business
May 7, 2021Carol Fassbinder-OrthSurging U.S. crop prices reverse fortunes in rural Iowa
May 7, 2021Sarah Carlson, Tarin and Ryan TiefenthalerClean Water Starts in Carroll County!
May 7, 2021Suzan EremOpinion: Eliminating Iowa’s farmland preservation tax incentive would hurt conservation, young farmers
May 7, 2021Kate Edwards, Rory and Lynette Van Wyk, and Dale NimrodHow they found a farm: Beginning farmers overcome obstacles when sellers offer flexibility
April 30, 2021Jon BakehouseIowa farmers' efforts to protect Mother Nature
April 30, 2021Emily Fagan and Hannah BreckbillThe Queer-Led Groups Modeling a New Form of Land Access
April 30, 2021Will CannonEfforts being made to improve water quality of Raccoon River
April 30, 2021Lisa Schulte MooreClimate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers
April 30, 2021Adam LedvinaFrigid February brings challenges to farmers
April 16, 2021Tom and Maren BeardHow George Floyd's death changed a small Iowa town
April 9, 2021Joe McGovern and Nathan AndersonOkoboji Blue Water Festival returns for 2021
April 9, 2021Mary SwanderKalona's Mary Swander promotes sustainable farming and art through nonprofit AgArts
April 9, 2021Jon and Jared LuhmanContract grazing tips
April 2, 2021Nathan Anderson, Arlyn Kauffman, Fred Eastman, Susan Young and Shirley WaiteSeason #1, Episode #9: Farm Jokes
April 2, 2021Donna WarhoverPractical Farmers of Iowa Labor4Learning Program
April 2, 2021Nathan AndersonThe first limit up move in the corn markets since 2011, and in beans since 2009.
April 2, 2021Dean SponheimSecretary Naig Recognizes Agriculture Leaders at Virtual Agribusiness Showcase
April 2, 2021Andy LinderSmall Grains Meet-Up: Growing Small Grains for the First Time
April 2, 2021Matt Ollendieck and Matt RussellCarbon Capturing Buzz Turns into Stacked Payments for Farmers
March 26, 2021Mitchell HoraStretch rows accommodate corn and cover crops
March 26, 2021Maggie McQuown and Steve TurmanResilient Farms - Producer Takes Winding Road Back To Farm
March 19, 2021Jacob BolsonExperience Class Showcases Iowa Soybean Association to Farmers, Industry Leaders
March 19, 2021Whitney Clasen, Jordan Clasen, and Jacqueline Venner SenskeDes Moines metro farm couple are asking the community to join them in a modern-day barn raising
March 19, 2021Kevin and Ranae DietzelThe art of 21st-century cheese production at Lost Lake Farm
March 19, 2021Jordan HansenChanging with the Changing Times: Running a Modern Dairy on a 150-year-old Farm
March 19, 2021Mary SwanderFarm to Fork Tales
March 19, 2021Jordan Clasen and Suzan EremLand for New Farmers
March 19, 2021George NaylorAmid protests, where do U.S. farmers stand?
March 19, 2021Kevin and Ranae DietzelPasture to package: How cheese is made
March 19, 2021Kevin and Ranae DietzelWhey beyond cheese: Sustainability boosts nutrition on & off the farm
March 12, 2021Sarah Hargreaves and Stefan GailansWhy on-farm research continues to grow
March 12, 2021Cait CaugheyYoung Farmers Face A Barrier Their Parents Didn't: Student Loan Debt
March 12, 2021Helen Gunderson and Cornelia FloraThe Road I Grew Up On: Requiem for a Vanishing Era, a conversation with author Helen Gunderson
March 12, 2021James FreelandThe greening of winter
March 5, 2021Wendy JohnsonTree-tapping time at Tosanak
March 5, 2021Mark and Melanie PetersonContinuous Living Cover Farmers - Bent Gate Farm
March 5, 2021Maggie McQuown and Steve TurmanFridays on the Farm: Preserving a Century Farm with Conservation
March 5, 2021Mitchell HoraIowa needs to help farmers take the plunge and take action on soil health
February 26, 2021Paul JohnsonPaul Johnson | 1941 - 2021 | Obituary
February 26, 2021Levi LylePaying Farmers to Sequester Carbon for the Benefit of All
February 26, 2021Mitchell HoraLeveraging Data to Optimize Inputs, Improve Outputs
February 26, 2021Rebecca Clay and Chad BellCover crops have key role in resilient soils
February 19, 2021Joel GruverResearch backs cover crops’ effectiveness
February 19, 2021Paul JohnsonA fierce advocate for the land: Iowa and national conservationist Paul Johnson dies at 79
February 19, 2021Mike Rosmann and Paul JohnsonSustainable ag/sustainable mental health networks
February 19, 2021Jack BoyerJack Boyer is Iowa's Farmer of the Year
February 19, 2021Rob StoutDifferent growers, different N management approaches
February 12, 2021Kate EdwardsLand Ho!
February 5, 2021Scattergood Friends School FarmThe Benefits of A Nature-Based Education
February 5, 2021Amber Anderson, Angie Carter, Rick Cruse, Patti Naylor, Tom Rosburg, and Mary SwanderCompelling Ground: Landscapes, Environments, and Peoples of Iowa
January 22, 2021Mary SwanderWith Manning sensibilities, former Iowa poet laureate finds podcast voice
January 22, 2021Jack BoyerAn Ongoing Effort to Improve Crop Productivity
January 15, 2021Ron Rosmann and Andrea BascheWhy Aren’t USDA Conservation Programs Paying Farmers More to Improve Their Soil?
January 8, 2021Bruce CarneyCan a 300 forage farm in Iowa provide enough income for a young family?
January 8, 2021Rick JuchemsU.S. government checks constituted 40% of farmers’ income in 2020: USDA
January 8, 2021George NaylorAs Biden Signals “Agriculture as Usual,” Will US Farmers Follow India’s Lead?
January 1, 2021Chad and Tammy IngelsNiman Ranch Family Farmers Give Back to the Land and Their Community
January 1, 2021Alice McGaryMustard Seed farm wins $6k grant to help feed Story County's hungry
January 1, 2021Chris Deal, Monika Owczarski, and Suzan EremMeet the Register's People to Watch in 2021, a list of Iowans working for good in the new year
January 1, 2021Ron RosmannFarmers Got A Government Bailout In 2020, Even Those Who Didn't Need It
December 25, 2020Bruce Carney and Ray Bratsch-PrinceProfile of Bruce Carney
December 18, 2020Erin and Torray WilsonDairy Profile: Wilson Organic Dairy
December 18, 2020Wade DooleyFarming: The long game
December 18, 2020Wade DooleyChallenges with riverside grazing
December 11, 2020Hannah BreckbillIn Good Tilth Perspectives: Hannah Breckbill
December 11, 2020Kate EdwardsFarmer Story: Kate Edwards
December 11, 2020Monica OwczarskiDes Moines mother runs community fridge to help those with food insecurities
December 11, 2020Doug Carter and Adam NechanickyCropping practices pass tough-weather test
December 4, 2020Fred Abels and Clark PorterBoots on the Ground Conversation: Black Hawk Creek Water & Soil Coalition
December 4, 2020Meghan Filbert and Seth WatkinsClean Water in Iowa starts today with a new grazing exchange program
December 4, 2020Nathan AndersonThe Balance – Soil Health & Habitat
December 4, 2020Mark Gingerich and Kate Edwards21 Young and Beginning Farmers Ready for 2021
December 4, 2020Nathan AndersonSoil Health and Habitat Program in Prairie Pothole Region
November 27, 2020Sarah HargreavesBuilding interest for small grain cereals
November 27, 2020Paul and Nancy AckleyFaster fix for poor soils
November 27, 2020Paul Ackley and Zak KennedySeed summer covers for fall grazing
November 27, 2020Paul and Nancy Ackley'All I needed to know'
November 20, 2020Patrick Standley and Matt RussellIs Coyote Run Farm in central Iowa the nation's most important farm?
November 13, 2020Randy and Jill EukenEuken-Myers family wins award
November 13, 2020Anna JohnsonRural America left behind without a stimulus, but Congress can still make a difference
November 13, 2020Aaron LehmanIFU offering $500 derecho relief grants
November 13, 2020Jack BoyerIowa Farmer Jack Boyer's Soil Research Helps Save Crops
November 6, 2020Kim AndersenConferences help farmers grow crops and gain knowledge
October 30, 2020Aaron Lehman, Paul Mugge, and Gary HuberIowa farming gets greener as demand for organic crops, produce, milk, meat and eggs grows, USDA report shows
October 23, 2020Nathan and Sarah AndersonWild habitat as part of field conservation
October 23, 2020Ty GustafsonThe Pandemic Has the Potential to Finally Transform Meat Processing in the U.S.
October 23, 2020Will Lorentzen, Adrian White, and Steve BeaumontJupiter Ridge Farm: Ethically sustainable, naturally
October 23, 2020Meghan Filbert and Zack SmithIowa Farmer Invents 'Cluster Cluck 5000' To Bring Livestock Back To Crop Fields
October 16, 2020Mike Helland and Lee TesdellClean Water in Iowa Starts Here, and today here is just north of Ankeny
October 16, 2020Lee TesdellClean Water in Iowa starts near Slater, Iowa today on The Big Show
October 16, 2020Patti NaylorAgribusiness Ambassador Attacks Agroecology
October 16, 2020Jamie HostetlerGrass finishing cattle adds value
October 16, 2020Ron RosmannMidlands Voices: These practical ag innovations help the environment
October 9, 2020Ruth RabinowitzHow female farmers are conservation leaders on the farm and beyond
October 9, 2020Mary SwanderArt meets agriculture in program that invites artists to live on Iowa farms
October 9, 2020Aaron Lehman, Tom Frantzen, and Jacob JungersGrowing alternative crops in Iowa can bring risks and rewards
October 9, 2020Tom WindLivestock: A Powerful Tool
October 2, 2020Martha McFarlandHawkeye Buffalo Ranch offers up-close prairie experience in Eastern Iowa
September 25, 2020Fred KirschenmannEpisode 14 - Fred Kirschenmann
September 25, 2020Dale Nimrod, Mark Peterson, Melanie Peterson, and Sally WorleyFarm succession requires planning
September 25, 2020Kate GilbertFive Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty recognized for innovative teaching amid COVID-19
September 18, 2020Martha McFarlandRaising and selling bison
September 18, 2020Bonnie BeardWomen In Dairy: Bonnie Beard
September 11, 2020A.J. and Kellie BlairGrowing high quality oats
September 11, 2020Maggie McQuown, Steve Turman, and Mark PetersonIowa Conservation Woman of the Year is McQuown
September 11, 2020Hannah Breckbill, Rob Faux, and Heath StoleeIowa Farmers Face Climate-Fueled Destruction, While the Industry Says it’s ‘Just Weather’
September 4, 2020Steve HopkinsNelson Institute alumnus connecting environment and community with Iowa DNR
September 4, 2020Mike Helland, Nicholas Helland, and Lee TesdellIowa Farm Damage
September 4, 2020Fred AbelsDouble Duty - Diversify Grazing Options With Corn Plus A Cover
August 28, 2020Tom and Maren BeardWhere the Produce Includes Pepperoni: The Pizza Farm
August 28, 2020Celize Christy and John GilbertNiman Ranch Panel: Improving Farm Animal Welfare
August 28, 2020Rick CruseUnless we change course, the US agricultural system could collapse
August 21, 2020Aaron LehmanReeling From a Storm, Iowans Worry They Have Been Forgotten
August 21, 2020Zack SmithSome Agricultural Reason to Hope
August 21, 2020Nick WallaceEmbrace carbon-neutral grass-fed beef as a first step in our climate journey
August 14, 2020Kellie BlairIowa ag offers solutions to many of world's challenges
August 7, 2020Kim AndersenBlueberry picking a hot commodity during COVID-19
August 7, 2020Ann WolfWoman landowner leads in building climate resiliency
August 7, 2020Lisa Schulte MooreIowa State University professor working to turn manure into fuel with $10 million grant
August 7, 2020Mitchell Hora, Steve Berger, and George SchaeferCover Cropping: A Locally Grown Innovation
July 31, 2020Kathy Dice and Tom WahlNuts ripe for the picking at Red Fern Farm
July 31, 2020Halee Wepking, John Wepking, and Paul BickfordCOVID Baking Boom Has Been a Boon for Local Grain Farmers
July 31, 2020Rob StoutLand auctions learn to navigate COVID-19 Timely Tips: Do online auctions or in-person sales get more bidders?
July 31, 2020Sarah Carlson and People's CompanyBig-Money Investors Gear Up For A Trillion-Dollar Bet On Farmland
July 31, 2020Paul WillisNiman Ranch 22nd Annual Hog Farmer Appreciation Celebration Features All-Star Lineup in First Ever Virtual Dinner, Panels, Awards, Farm Tour
July 24, 2020Shae Pesek and Anna HankinsSomething fresh: Delaware County business delivers flowers
July 24, 2020Michael VittetoeThe do’s and don’ts of setting up farm trials: Part 1
July 17, 2020Hannah BernhardtA Livestock Farmer, a Pandemic and Meat Shortages
July 17, 2020Hannah BernhardtHannah Bernhardt of Medicine Creek Farm Talks Regenerative Agriculture and the Green New Deal
July 17, 2020Jason Misik and Hannah BernhardtPine County farmer creates blueprint for spotting and fighting for your own lane
July 17, 2020Lisa Schulte Moore, Sarah Carlson, and Steve BruereAbsentee Landlords Interfere With Farmers Protecting Water, Soil
July 17, 2020Mary HolmesBeauty of Conservation Photo Contest winners
July 10, 2020Hannah Breckbill and Emily FaganLGBTQ+ Farmers Work to Build Queer-Inclusive Rural Communities
July 10, 2020Dustin PotterProduce in the Park - Gardening Is a Work of Heart
July 10, 2020Brian Wilson, Nancy Wilson, and Natasha WilsonAll in the Family
July 10, 2020Lee Tesdell and Omar de Kok-MercadoConserve your farmland with prairie strips
July 3, 2020Mitchell HoraFarmers need incentives to plant cover crops, Eastern Iowa farmer tells ag secretary
July 3, 2020Tom WindLivestock Improve Soil Health
July 3, 2020Lee TesdellCover crop cost sharing
July 3, 2020Susan and Ben AlbrightAlbrights Receive Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award
July 3, 2020Matt MillerBristow farmer utilizes early-season organic weed control
June 26, 2020Hannah Breckbill and Emily Fagan23 LGBTQ+ Farms and Organizations Celebrating Community Through Food and Agriculture
June 19, 2020Mitchell Hora, Matt Russell, Wade Dooley, and Emily HeatonCarbon farming: Iowa farmers join new initiatives that pay them to battle climate change
June 19, 2020Paul WillisPaul Willis named American Food Hero by Eating Well Magazine
June 12, 2020Laura Jackson and Jorgen RoseIN DEPTH: Native Iowa Plants
June 5, 2020Kellie Blair, A.J. Blair, Meghan Filbert, Tim DalyGrazing cover crops
May 22, 2020Steve HopkinsThe First Earth Day: A Personal Remembrance
May 22, 2020Benji DealPears
May 15, 2020Driftless Hills FarmEfforts in Iowa seek to feed food insecure Iowans and keep food banks stocked
May 15, 2020Jon and Janna WesseliusSioux Center Farmers’ Market begins
May 15, 2020Lee TesdellCover crop champion
May 15, 2020Maria Rosmann, Tom Frantzen, and Levi LyleOrganic ag production concerns amid COVID-19 - Organic producers see an increase in demand for local sales
May 15, 2020Dale RaaschAsparagus
May 15, 2020Suzanne CastelloMeatpackers Warn That The Coronavirus Outbreaks Might Lead To Meat Shortages
May 15, 2020Barney BahrenfuseHow COVID-19 may change our producer-to-consumer food chain
May 15, 2020Wade DooleyILF field days step into virtual reality
May 15, 2020Lee TesdellIdentifying Conservation Opportunities: Resource Stewardship Evaluation Tool with Lee Tesdell
May 8, 2020Liz Kolbe, Marcus and Emma JohnsonAs large-scale agriculture struggles, small farmers are getting creative to meet increased demand
May 8, 2020Teresa Wiemerslage, Emily Fagan, and Hannah BreckbillLocal growers and producers continue to provide sustenance for their communities
May 8, 2020Jeff HafnerMaking Flour
May 8, 2020Sam Bennett, Neil Hamilton, Rob Stout, and Mike HellandMeat plant closures trickle down to grain production
May 1, 2020Denise O'Brien, Beth Buscher, and Harriet Dickey-ChasinsGrowing Leeks
May 1, 2020Dave Schmidt, Meg Schmidt, Angela Johnson, Jason Johnson, Jill Beebout, Ryan Marquardt, Lynne Schnoebelen, and A.J. Blair As COVID-19 pandemic rocks meatpacking industry, Iowans turn to local farmers to buy meat
May 1, 2020Mark JacksonDefining sustainability in farming today
May 1, 2020Matt Russell and Nathan AndersonIowa farmer appears in People magazine’s special Earth Day issue
May 1, 2020Cait CaugheyRefugees have land to be farmers again in new Lutheran Family Services program
April 24, 2020Mary SwanderNeighbors work to inform Amish community of virus outbreak
April 24, 2020Ellen Walsh-Rosmann, Daniel Rosmann, Ron Rosmann, Adrian White, and Will LorentzenBasil and Farm Dinners
April 24, 2020Randy EukenEuken-Myers Family Named 2020 Iowa Environmental Stewardship Award Winners
April 24, 2020LaVon GriffieonPandemic a blessing in disguise for farm direct sales
April 24, 2020Nathan AndersonPeople Magazine - Earth Day Issue
April 24, 2020Lisa Schulte MooreBusiness Record announces 2020 innovationIOWA awards
April 17, 2020Jack BoyerShift in mindset adds more conservation acres
April 17, 2020Mary SwanderRural Life Promoter: Poet Laureate Mary Swander opens Kalona office for new podcasting venture
April 17, 2020Rick JuchemsOne Farmer’s Conversion to Cover Crops and How Science Helped
April 17, 2020Donna Warhover, Derek Roller, Ilsa DeWald, Bonnie Riggan, Molly SchintlerLocal farmers big and small adjust to farming in the pandemic
April 17, 2020Suzan EremIowa farmers impacted by COVID-19
April 17, 2020Chad ChristiansonThe soil health farmer: Diversity of crops, livestock, jobs key to thriving rural America, according to one farmer
April 10, 2020Adam NechanickyThese Iowa farmers remain focused on soil health
April 10, 2020Gina NicholsResearchers, growers have 'superweeds' in their sights
April 3, 2020Aaron Lehman, Grain Millers and Steffen MirskyIowa Ingredient: Oats
April 3, 2020Paul Willis28 Innovative Livestock Farmers Who are Shaping the Future of Protein
April 3, 2020Mike Jackson and Sarah CarlsonCover Crops Boot Camp - Farmers Share Lessons Learned
April 3, 2020Daniel Rosmann and Ellen Walsh RosmannFarmTable, Milk & Honey Hope To Weather The Storm
April 3, 2020Michael and Courtney GutschenritterOconomowoc farmer's restaurant customers are struggling, so he's getting eggs to groceries, charity
March 27, 2020Mary SwanderWith coronavirus spreading, neighbor worries her Amish neighbors 'wouldn't know'
March 20, 2020Fred AbelsPlanting in 2020 with Fred Abels
March 13, 2020Dayna Burtness and Nick NguyenIncubator model provides option for beginning farmers
March 13, 2020Jamie Hostetler, Lori SchnoorGrass-fed beef operation regenerates land on family farm
March 13, 2020Lisa Schulte MooreAg Bytes: Prairie strips part of CR, thanks to Iowa State's work
March 13, 2020Mary SwanderA harvest of memories and hope
March 13, 2020Jean EellsHow women in Iowa are leading farmland conservation efforts
March 6, 2020Kate Edwards, Bryant Mann, Carly McAndrews, Fred Kirschenmann and Susan JutzIn the Upper Midwest, Cracking the Code for Farmland Access
March 6, 2020Rick and Jane JuchemsJuchems shows passion for farming and the land
March 6, 2020Paul JohnsonThis Old House
March 6, 2020Ron Rosmann and Maria Vakulskas Rosmann, Daniel Rosmann and Ellen Walsh-Rosmann, David Rosmann and Rebecka Tompkins-Rosmann, Mark Rosmann and Sharon ThompsonRosmanns share lifetime of learning with others
February 28, 2020Brent Larson, Mark ThompsonSunderman Farm acquires Taylor Land Management
February 28, 2020April Wilson, Michael Mardesen, Ron MardesenThe courageous optimism of young farmers
February 28, 2020Renewing the Countryside, Grain Millers, Seven SundaysFarm-to-table muesli: Seven Sundays cereal supports production of regenerative, organic grains in the Midwest
February 28, 2020Liz Kolbe, Melissa Dunham, Andrew DunhamLack Of Structural Support Crippling Local Foods, Farmers Say
February 28, 2020Tom FrantzenThe Organic Systems Mindset with Tom Frantzen
February 21, 2020Ron MardesenMeet Our 2020 Stand Up To Superbugs Ambassadors
February 21, 2020Bill FrederickPlanting Oats for Seed? Understand Oat Plant Variety Protection Before You Start
February 21, 2020Rob StoutFarming for a better future
February 21, 2020Sherwin PlateMaking Their Case at the Capitol
February 21, 2020Grain Millers, Wayne Koehler, Alisha BowerOats find a fit
February 21, 2020Rick CruseEditor's Notebook: Rural study finds overwhelming support for conservation incentives, not regulation
February 14, 2020Matt LiebmanIowa's water quality strategy is not working. Here's what should be done instead.
February 14, 2020Michael and Mary Beth JacksonOskaloosa couple named national outstanding young farmers
February 7, 2020Fred KirschenmannAn Elder Statesman of Sustainable Ag Looks
February 7, 2020Patti NaylorCarbon Markets and Agriculture Don’t Mix
February 7, 2020Paul MuggeSutherland Farmer Awarded the Sustainable Ag Award
February 7, 2020Bruce CarneyVideo by Tim Wagner of The Izaak Walton League
January 31, 2020Paul MuggePFI honors Sutherland organic farmer
January 31, 2020Tim PalmerNew oat, wheat markets debut in Iowa
January 24, 2020Carmen Black & Kate EdwardsJohnson County vegetable growers' message to Iowa Legislature: We want to be treated as farmers
January 17, 2020Liz GarstThe Gospel of Seed and Soil: Liz Garst
January 17, 2020Al SchafbuchPace of conservation efforts in question
January 10, 2020Patti NaylorThe inconvenient truth about industrial agriculture
January 10, 2020Molly SchinterDouble Up Food Bucks sees 700% growth in 2019
January 3, 2020Michael Vittetoe, Loran Steinlage, Mike Jackson, Jack Boyer, Jon Bakehouse‘Skip Zones’ May Help Quell Fears About Corn After Cereal Rye
January 3, 2020Mike JacksonJackson one of 'America's Best Young Farmers'
January 3, 2020Jack BoyerCity Partners with Farmers for Water Quality
December 20, 2019Matt RussellStanding with Farmers to Fix Climate
December 13, 2019Maggie McQuown and Steve TurmanThe Minimalists: One Iowa Couple Builds the Farmhouse of the Future
December 13, 2019Matt RussellHow a closed-door meeting shows farmers are waking up on climate change
December 13, 2019Lee TesdellCover Crops, Century Farms and The Professor - Lee Tesdell
December 13, 2019Mike and Mark JacksonSeeing the soil come to life
December 13, 2019Dennis Carney
Carney: Iowa is leaking nutrients better left in its soil
December 6, 2019Matt Russell, Emily HeatonInside the growing shift toward eco-friendly and sustainable farming
December 6, 2019Gary GuthrieHow conventional soy farming starves honey bees
December 6, 2019Denise O'BrienDenise O'Brien Interview
December 6, 2019Ken SutterYou could argue that soil is more valuable than gold
November 22, 2019Matt McAndrewWater quality: A delicate balance
November 22, 2019Amber Mohr, Mark Peterson, Daniel Rosmann, Fred Abels, Denise O'Brien, Ron RosmannMeet the Farmers Putting Politics Aside to Address Climate Change
November 22, 2019Mark YoderGraze year-round with annual forages
November 22, 2019Kirk Den HerderInterseeding covers into corn
November 22, 2019Aaron AlonsSanborn family raises grass-fed beef cows
November 22, 2019Patti NaylorNaylor to speak at UN committee meeting on food security
November 22, 2019George NaylorOld New Deal shows path to Green New Deal
November 22, 2019Jack BoyerNew Iowa crop insurance discount for cover crops
November 15, 2019Giselle Bruskewitz, Emma and Marcus JohnsonGroup connects eastern Iowa farmers with buyers
November 8, 2019Dave and Susie DifferdingEven In Iowa, Apple Farmers Feel Trickle Down Impact of Tariffs
November 8, 2019Jenny QuinerExploring Urban Farming
November 8, 2019Paul Mugge, Sally WorleyLeopold Center selects farmer researcher Paul Mugge for Spencer Award
November 1, 2019Kate Edwards, Greg PadgetNavigators can help farmers steer their ships
November 1, 2019Bob Recker, Jack Boyer, Loran SteinlageCorn Maverick: Cracking the Mystery of 60-Inch Rows
November 1, 2019Steve BergerCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni and Friends Honored
November 1, 2019Grains Millers, Matt Liebman, A.J. and Kellie Blair, Alisha Bower, Jordan EllisFarm-to-food collaboration aims to boost regenerative oat production in the U.S.
November 1, 2019Den and Dale DwireCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni and Friends Honored
October 25, 2019Center for Rural AffairsUSDA to issue $16.2M to veteran and underserved farmers, ranchers
October 25, 2019Matt RussellTo achieve peace through agriculture, empower farmers to address climate change
October 25, 2019Suzan Erem, George OamekReduce the power of farm debt to expand producers' options
October 25, 2019Ann Franzenburg, Wendy JohnsonPerdue's USDA should support resilient farming systems
October 25, 2019Center for Rural Affairs, Greg PadgetFinal Awards Supporting Farmers of Color and Veterans Announced
October 18, 2019Lisa Schulte MooreA Better Way to Decrease Disastrous Flooding on the Mississippi River
October 18, 2019Mike Hellend, Lee Tesdell, Sarah Carlson, Matt Liebman, Sam BennettCan sustainable farming save Iowa’s precious soil and water?
October 18, 2019Jorgen Rose, Gary Guthrie, Marshall McDaniel, Larry Stone, Lee TesdellPlanting Native Prairie Could Be a Secret Weapon for Farmers
October 18, 2019Patti NaylorReform failing agribusiness model through agroecology
October 18, 2019Lisa Schulte MooreIowa’s farmers – and American eaters – need a national discussion on transforming US agriculture
October 4, 2019Adam Ledvina
Practical Farmers of Iowa field day: Grinning goats and unicorns
October 4, 2019Hannah BernhardtWomen farmers are a growing population
September 27, 2019Ben and Susan AlbrightFarming smarter - Top 8 tips from a National Outstanding Young Farmer
September 27, 2019Jenny Quiner, Jill Duncan and Greg PadgetProgram pairs experienced Iowa farmers with trainees

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PFI in the News

PFI in the news is another section of Practical News where we provide links of instances where Practical Farmers of Iowa as an organization or one of our staff members is featured in an article, podcast, video and more.

Practical News IssueArticle Title
August 19, 2022Iowa waterways receive nearly $2M for water quality projects
August 19, 2022Reaching the next generation of Black farmers in Iowa
August 12, 2022Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Announces the Funding of Two New Water Quality Partnership Projects
August 12, 2022CAPITOL NOTEBOOK: Waive fertilizer taxes, Iowa AG Miller asks Biden
August 12, 2022Runners inspire grass-fed beef
August 12, 2022PepsiCo climate check-in: 345k out of 7m acres using regen ag, emissions reductions a mixed bag
August 12, 2022Iowa Beef Center to Host Fencing and Grazing Clinics
July 15, 2022Capitalize on Conservation with Funding Programs
July 8, 2022Iowa Survey: Findings and Tips for Upcoming Cover Crop Season
June 17, 2022Learning from the Past to Move Strip-Till Forward
June 17, 2022The Land Remains: Neil D. Hamilton Is Listening to the Soil
June 10, 2022Practical Farmers’ cover crop cost-share program
June 3, 2022Practical Farmers of Iowa Open House
May 27, 2022Group funds half a million acres of cover crops in Midwest
May 27, 2022HSBC grant already benefiting fields and farmers across the Midwest
May 27, 2022Experimenting with Forage Options for Pastured Pigs
May 13, 2022The Big Show
May 6, 2022IFT reporter reflects on 30 years covering agriculture policy
May 6, 2022Soil health and its discontents
April 29, 2022Q&A: Lessons from the Land with Agriculture Expert Neil Hamilton
April 15, 2022How little we have done in Iowa
April 8, 2022Mapping with Miss Blue: Blueberry Morningsnow helps kids connect to their favorite nature place
April 8, 2022Best of the Web No-Till Highlights: Put Some Covers On
April 8, 2022Everyone wants a piece of soil health
April 8, 2022Innovation at Work: Breaking ground on next-generation agricultural markets
April 8, 2022From Big Farms to Smaller Producers, Tracing the Bird Flu Impact
April 8, 2022Regenerating nature
April 1, 2022Cover-crop motivations, challenges tabulated
February 25, 2022Got oats? If not, you might want to add this crop to your rotation
February 18, 2022Editorial: Could we get a hand here?
February 18, 2022Billboard Campaign Highlights the Power of Healthy Soil in Southern MN
February 18, 2022New farmers need finance help, digital touch
February 11, 2022Healthier soils, resilient crops, cleaner water
February 11, 2022University of Kentucky part of group that created farming clearinghouse 'One Good Idea'
February 4, 2022USDA project looks to diversify farms
January 28, 2022Growing demand for Iowa’s specialty crops
January 14, 2022USDA project looks to diversify farms
January 14, 2022Put a Cover Crop in the Mix: Value of Covers as Supplemental Feed Resources
December 17, 2021Education and Finances Are Key to Soil Health
December 17, 2021Building soil organic matter key to healthy, productive crops
December 10, 2021Pheasants Forever partner with ag group on new conservation program
December 3, 2021Facing ‘tsunami of change,’ food industry struggles to meet ambitious climate goals
November 19, 2021Farmers will change if politicians let them
November 12, 2021What We Learned Feeding Oat To Cattle
November 12, 2021Pheasants Forever partners with ag group on new conservation program
October 22, 2021Opinion: Climate change is a big threat to farmers and the rest of us. Let's focus on that instead of arguing.
October 22, 2021Engaging students for conservation practices
October 8, 2021Illinois, DiverseCornBelt Project to Help Diversify Ag Resiliency
September 24, 2021Nevada High School students discover cover crops
September 17, 2021Practical Farmers of Iowa – Cover Crop Cost Share Opportunities
September 10, 2021Cover crop cost-share funds available for farmers in Iowa, Mo. and Neb.
September 10, 2021Healthy Iowa soils are a must for both agriculture and the environment
September 3, 2021Iowa Nutrient Research Center Announces Funding for New Water Quality Projects
August 20, 2021EFAO’s Anti-Racism and Equity Work
August 13, 2021New app from Practical Farmers of Iowa helps with cover crops
August 6, 2021Meghan Filbert - Collaboration and Creativity in Iowa's Corn Belt
August 6, 2021Sarah Carlson – Practical Farmers of Iowa – Free Cover Crop App
July 23, 2021Learn how to evaluate a carbon program
July 23, 2021Panel discusses carbon contract profit, pitfalls
July 9, 2021Opinion: Ignore the chatter. Stuff is getting done. And both parties are helping
July 2, 2021Landus Cooperative launches Innovation Center in Ralston
June 11, 2021Cover Crop Business Accelerator helps boost cover crop acres
June 11, 2021Deadline looms for farmers who planted cover crops to get $5/acre bonus
June 4, 2021An Economic Case for Small Grains with Cover Crops
June 4, 2021Future Local Farmers Aided by a State Program
May 21, 2021IA Program Aims to Usher in Next Generation of Farmers
May 14, 2021Cutting-Edge No-Tillers Need Recognition
May 7, 2021Central Iowa Blitz Projects to Add 51 Water Quality Practices
April 30, 2021Why aren’t more US farmers using sustainable practices?
April 23, 2021PepsiCo is betting big on regenerative agriculture
April 23, 2021Resilient Ag Landscapes: Cover crop economics work best when grazed by livestock and supported by cost-share.
April 16, 2021Practical Farmers of Iowa – Labor4Learning Program
April 9, 2021Small Grains Cost Share
April 9, 2021Practical Farmers of Iowa partners with Smithfield Grain
April 2, 2021Carbon Finance versus Carbon Revenue: A Worthy Distinction for Farmers
March 26, 2021Practical Farmers of Iowa partnering with Smithfield for cost-share program
March 26, 2021Partnerships, profitable crop rotations boost regenerative agriculture
March 12, 2021Secretary Naig Encourages Farmers to Create a Spring Cover Crop Management Plan
February 26, 2021Grazing Cover Crops Increases Profits
February 19, 2021Cynthia Hayes Memorial Scholarship now open
February 12, 2021Rodale Enlists Cargill in Unlikely Alliance to Increase Organic Farmland
January 29, 2021Cover Crop Business Infrastructure Growth project grows in second year
January 29, 2021On-farm science: There’s undeniable value in collaborative on-farm research, with gains for both growers and researchers
January 29, 2021Food Tech Guide: UX Research for Plants, People and our Planet
January 22, 2021Cover crops represent long-term investment
January 8, 2021Crop Briefs: Grant helps farmers improve manure management
January 1, 2021Honoring Stalwarts, Pioneers in the No-Till Movement
January 1, 2021Farm to River Partnership water quality strides
January 1, 2021Forage intercropping trials show promise in Western Canada
December 18, 20212021 ONFARM Forum
December 18, 2021Small grains have big outcomes for climate resilience
December 11, 2020Unilever N : How putting down roots helps protect the planet
November 20, 2020How Oatly accelerated growth during the pandemic
November 20, 2020Efforts To Help Small Meatpacking Plants In Missouri May Take Time
November 20, 2020Sustainability in Ag: a major team effort
November 20, 2020Editorial: A new ag discussion
November 13, 2020IDALS awards 10 grants to support specialty crop producers
November 6, 2020USDA Funds Conservation Innovation With $14.6 Million Investment In New Tools And Technology Development
October 9, 2020Greg Padget – Practical farmers of Iowa – Savings Incentive Program
October 2, 2020Central Appeal: ADM builds largest U.S. flour mill in northern Illinois to realign its Midwestern milling business
September 25, 2020Growing Sustainably: The Mendota Field to Market Wheat Program
September 18, 2020Cargill to advance regenerative agriculture practices across 10 million acres of North American farmland by 2030
September 18, 2020Corn field day
September 11, 2020Support for farmers to grow small grains
September 4, 2020Weston Foundation provides grant to encourage cereals, cover crops in rotation
August 21, 2020Fencing and Grazing Clinic: Technology, Tours, Tools
August 14, 2020BVU Graduate Plays Key Role in Unilever Sustainability Efforts
August 7, 2020Free workshops aim to connect beginning farmers with retiring farmers
July 31, 2020Fight weeds with steel, fire, and electricity
July 24, 2020Work continues on The Wallace and Bowers Nature Area
July 17, 2020Meghan Filbert – Practical Farmers of Iowa – Economic and Soil Health Impact of Grazing Cover Crops
July 10, 2020Going virtual
July 10, 2020Guide on cover crop cost-share programs in Iowa offered
July 3, 2020Sarah Carlson – Practical farmers of Iowa – Cover Crop Cost Share Opportunities
July 3, 2020Virtual Cover Crop Boot Camp planned for July
June 12, 2020Manual can help jump-start conservation on your farm
April 17, 2020Show Me the Money: Making a Downstream Market for Diverse Regenerative Crops
April 17, 2020Guide to applying for CSP during the time of coronavirus
April 17, 2020LSI's Global Greens Supports Iowa's Newest Farmers
April 17, 2020Farmers on the Frontlines of the Regenerative Agriculture Transition
April 10, 2020COVID-19 Is Roiling The Beef Industry, But Some Small Producers Are Spared
March 27, 2020Conservation Best Practices Manual Free Download
March 27, 2020Downtown Farmers' Market postpones opening day due to coronavirus concerns
March 27, 2020The State of Regenerative Agriculture: Growing With Room to Grow More
March 6, 202010-year cover crop study report -- Corn and soybean yields not affected by cover crops, increases in biomass logged
March 6, 2020A Decade-Long Study Finds Cover Crops Help Farmers Improve Soil
February 28, 2020MANNRS: Melding Self-Confidence And A Passion For Ag
February 28, 2020Cover Crop Leadership Lab Takes Root
February 28, 2020Q&A: Stefani Millie Grant, Unilever -- Unilever has a big stake in working with farmers
February 21, 2020Feb 18 edition of Closing Market Report
February 14, 2020Two States are Leading a Cover Crop Revival
December 13, 2019Winter Grazing Benefits Land, Farmers
December 13, 2019Grinnell native Kolbe is honored by ISU Extension and Outreach
December 6, 2019Cover crop promotion goes beyond soil health benefits
December 6, 2019Cover crop promotion goes beyond soil health benefits
November 22, 2019Results from practices at York’s wellfield area to be discussed
November 22, 2019Plant cover crops, get crop insurance discount
November 22, 2019Re-setting the mind-set on cover crops
November 1, 2019Field to Market: Providing Farmers with Economic Security
October 25, 2019Diversifying Crops Is Good For The Planet. But Can It Be Good For Farmers' Wallets?