This year, PFI’s annual conference is coming home. Registration is now open!
Shared Learning Calls
Shared Learning Calls are conference calls, where you dial into a conference line with others and listen as a farmer shares their practices for 15 to 20 minutes. We then open the floor for questions and discussion for the rest of the hour. All you need is a phone!
Join future shared learning calls and get resources on small grain production delivered straight to your inbox by signing up for our monthly small grains newsletter.
To participate in these events, you simply need to dial a call-in number and enter a passcode.
- Dial (605) 313-5784
- When prompted, enter the passcode 239000#
- Please put your phone on mute to avoid background noise
Friday, January 8 | 12:15-1:15 p.m.
In the Corn Belt, markets for small grains are limited, but as cover crops gain momentum the demand for cover crop seed is on the rise.
Enter selling small grains as cover crop seed. Seed should meet purity standards, and therefore should be cleaned.
For Bill Frederick (left) of Jefferson, Iowa, seed cleaning for small grains is a crucial part of his business, Iowa Cover Crop.
On January 8 at 12:15 p.m. call in to hear from Bill as he shares his experience with cleaning seed: from purchasing a cleaner, to settings and maintenance to marketing.
To join dial (605) 313-5784 and enter passcode 239000# when prompted.
Upcoming Shared Learning Calls
February 5: Shared Learning Call: Management for Fusarium in Small Grains
Each shared learning call is followed up with a blog recap. Check back at our list of recent shared learning call recap blogs:
- Growing High Test Weight Oats in Iowa: Tips from 23 Years of Experience
- Crop Insurance for Small Grains: Individual, Custom and Whole-Farm Plans
- Using Small Grains to Increase Dairy Feed Tonnage and Quality
- Maximizing Forage Production with Summer Annuals in an Extended Rotation
- Frost Damage in Small Grain and Companion Forage Legumes
There’s plenty more than just the five blogs listed above! Check out the latest small grains resources.