Flax as a Niche Crop

Published Feb 9, 2008

PFI has completed three years of research on flax as an alternative crop. The research has been led by ISU’s Mary Wiedenhoeft and Margaret Smith along with graduate student Sarah Carlson. Over the course of the project, farmer cooperators have included Doug Alert and Margaret Smith (Hampton), Art and Rose Behrens (Carroll), Ken Choquette (St. Marys), Paul and Karen Mugge (Sutherland), Dan and Joleen Parizek (Tama), Ron and Maria Rosmann (Harlan), John Veith (Mt. Pleasant), and David and Norma Williams (Storm Lake).