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farm friday - spreading the word.

I lead a double life . . . spending days in the suburbs (after a long commute) at my big city job and nights and weekends on the farm in the countryside.   404 more words

Farm Life

Several ILF Partners spotlighted

A few of our farmer partners were recognized recently for conservation work on their farms.

Last week the Iowa Cover Crop Conference was in Des Moines with over 300 people in attendance.  176 more words

TODAY! Feb 23 Local Working Group Meeting

Here’s your opportunity to express your natural resource concerns.   Possible resource concerns can include specific target areas or concerns such as noxious weeds, soil & range health, wildlife habitat or inadequate water supply for livestock and/or wildlife. 17 more words

McCone Conservation District

February ILF webinar explores cover crops as forage

Joe Sellers was the guest speaker for the February ILF webinar held this week. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist spoke about using cover crops with livestock. 130 more words

Reminder! TOMORROW--Soil Health Workshop February 18th!

We will have 4 speakers that will talk about crop diversity, noxious weeds, saltcedar, transitioning to a no-till continuous operation, full flex rotation matching cash crops to seasonal rainfall. 35 more words

McCone Conservation District

Study shows cattle don't damage soil by grazing cover crops

In Southeast Farm Press

A U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist in North Carolina has found a way to encourage more growers to use cover crops in the Southeastern United States—allow cattle to graze on them. 296 more words


Mixed Cover Crops

Since our property has about 40 acres of land sitting nearly bare I’m researching planting a mixed cover crop.

My idea right now would be to plant a wide verity of native grasses, clovers, grass, and maybe alfalfa just one time, just to get as wide a variety established as possible for rotational grazing.

Lots of research! Fun!

Cover Crops