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Why Do They Do That? – Plowing or Tilling Fields

It is spring and that means it is time for farmers to get out into the fields and start planting. Farmers have to dodge rainstorms and when skies are clear they might work through the night to get seeds into the ground. 611 more words


Grass                 By Carl Sandburg in Cornhuskers, 1918

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me work—
I am the grass; I cover all…

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Cover Crop

I use cover crops in my gardens when they are not mulched or growing food crops. In the photo above is winter rye which was planted last September. 208 more words


Southeast Iowa farmer Rob Stout on 'Conservation Chat'

Episode 5 of the “Conservation Chat” features Washington County farmer Rob Stout. Anthropologist Jacqueline Comito talks with Rob about his farm and his philosophy toward conservation. 138 more words

Soil Health /Cover Crops Field Tours

Tuesday, April 21st

Stop 1:  Harby Farm, Walton NY, 11:00 AM – Hotdogs and beverage provided

(intersection State Route 10 and Walton Woods Rd –  … 85 more words


Your moment of Zen

Two views from the Zen garden – how peaceful!


The flowering tree is a Patio Peach ornamental tree.  It produces non-edible peaches.  Great news – Leslie, the volunteer Master Gardener who is in charge of the Teaching Garden, says they have grown seedlings from the Patio Peach tree and they will be for sale in the MGPW Plant Sale on Saturday, May 9.   82 more words

AG 101: Iowa Environment & Soil Conservation

As a novice to agriculture, I have had the opportunity to dig deeper into many different topics and educate myself and others about agriculture and agriculture’s impact on our day to day lives.  420 more words