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From the Archives: Conservation Chat Podcast with Farmer Nathan Anderson

The Conservation Chat podcast is taking a break for the next few months, but I would like to take you back through our archives on a tour of the “Best of the Conservation Chat Podcast.” There are… 271 more words

Cover Crops

Webinar Recap: Whiterock Conservancy Shares Innovative Pasture Management Ideas

Did you miss our webinar last week with Rob Davis of the Whiterock Conservancy? We experienced technical difficulties on the day of the webinar; however, our archived version of the webinar includes better quality audio and some video of our presenter. 384 more words


Stockpiling II

Ongoing experimentation with forage-based feeding of dairy cattle continues to yield good information. This Winter has come unexpectedly early and is unusually cold, yet our stockpiled Ryegrass pastures are holding up well. 350 more words


Season's Greetings

“When I grow up, I want to farm just like you…”

One simple, thought-provoking statement in this short video challenges the status quo and gets us thinking about conservation farming practices. 181 more words

A Year of Thanks!

On behalf of the Iowa Learning Farms team, I would like to thank all of our hosts, speakers and partners for an amazing 2017 Field Day season.  102 more words

New pig procedure

It didn’t take long for us to figure out a better way to use two lengths of electric poultry fence.  Making a vast circle of space… 296 more words


Stockpiling forage

One of the happy things about stockpiling is that it works very well with innate human laziness. Stockpiling is basically letting a pasture or hayfield grow up to maturity or near maturity in the fall before growth greatly slows after winter frosts and leaving it there to be eaten by animals later. 818 more words