Ida Grove Field Day

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TRANSITIONING TO ORGANIC CROP FARMING: TIPS TO HELP YOU SUCCEED 

TUESDAY, JULY 11TH • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM • Ida Grove, Iowa

Join the Iowa Organic Association for the second event in its field day series. Scott Ausborn will host a field day at his family farm at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 11th, co-hosted by Practical Farmers of Iowa. This field day will review what fields to convert first; crop rotations including small grains and cover crops; budgets; weed control; fertility; and recordkeeping. You'll tour an oat field underseeded with alfalfa and red clover, and view equipment essential for organic farming. Scott Ausborn, along with his father, Jack, will share some of the challenges and decisions that transitioning to organic can involve. Experienced organic farmers Seth Smith and Paul Mugge will also share experiences with organic crop farming and advanced organic weed control.

SCHEDULE: Field Day Program 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Meal at 12:30 or 1:00 PM.  A meal will be served. 

To RSVP for the meal, please email Debra Boekholder, debra@practicalfarmers.org, or call (515) 232-5661 by Friday, July 7. 

 

HOSTS: Scott Ausborn and Jack Ausborn • 4388 210th St. •  Ida Grove, IA 51445

Questions: Email: education@iowaorganic.org

TOPICS: Transitioning to organic • Organic weed management • Small grains • Cover crops • Crop rotations •  Record keeping 

DIRECTIONS: 

Directions from Ida Grove:
Head west on IA Hwy 175 for 6 miles and turn right (north) on County Road L67 / Eagle Avenue. In 5 miles turn right (east) on 210th Street and go 0.5 mile; the Ausborns’ farm is the first on the right (south) side of the road.
Directions from Holstein: 
From Holstein: Go west on U.S. 20 for 1.5 miles and turn left (south) on Co Rd L67 / Eagle Avenue. In 5 miles, turn left (east) on 210th Street, and go 0.5 mile; the Ausborns’ farm is the first on the right (south) side of the road. 
This field day is made possible by support from the United States Department of Agriculture and is hosted in partnership with the Practical Farmers of Iowa. 
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WHEN
July 11, 2017 at 10am - 1pm
WHERE
Ausborn Family Farm
5388 210th St
Ida Grove, IA 51445
United States
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