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Reversing the Effects of Climate Change Through Managed Grazing

Climate change is a serious issue that must be addressed. Various industries are now looking for ways to reverse the disastrous consequences of this phenomenon., which include more droughts and intense heat waves, altered rainfall patterns, and rising sea levels. 200 more words

A Time of Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving!

On behalf of the entire Iowa Learning Farms team, I would like to thank all of our hosts, speakers and partners for a great 2016 Field Day season.  152 more words

Cover Crops

Paddock Paradise

A couple of years ago, I stumbled on an idea that was so brilliant, it was almost unbelievable.  Here at Red Gate Farm, we try to house and manage our animals as naturally as possible.   2,222 more words



Got back from work, and now we are hauling hay from the field to home. After that we will have to move the hot fence on our rotational grazing pasture again. 47 more words


“The hardest part of raising hogs,” we were cautioned, “is letting them go at the end.”
And of course, whoever told us this was right. 1,723 more words


Fall/Winter Farming Goals

My Mom and I have a lot of thing we have to do on the farm this winter. But it is so hot out besides the morning when we do our smaller chores.   257 more words

4-H Heritage Breeds/Small Sustainable Farming Project

Getting the Pastures Ready for Fall

Today I am going to write about the pasture management My Mom and I have been doing over the past few weeks.

Our pastures haven’t been the best this summer. 414 more words

4-H Heritage Breeds/Small Sustainable Farming Project