PFI Field Day: Nutrient Management Using Intercropping in an Organic Operation

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Scott and Catherine Wedemeier own and run an organic dairy and row crop operation called Grassway Farm in Fayette County, Iowa. Scott is the third generation in his family to farm the land, which grew from a small, diversified livestock farm to a larger dairy operation. He has been involved since 2003, growing the herd and row crop acres and initiating the farm’s three-year transition to becoming certified organic in 2017.

To provide nutritious forage for livestock and reduce weed pressure to cash crops, Scott incorporates polycultures wherever possible and has noted a dramatic improvement in soil quality. Join the Wedemeiers to hear their story, see cover crop mixes and small grain-legume intercropping and learn how these practices benefit the whole farm.


A light meal will follow the field day.

See & Discuss

  • Intercropping to manage nutrients
  • Replacing corn silage with an 18-way cover crop mix chopped for silage
  • Diversifying rotations with small grains underseeded with legumes
  • Using a baled oats, barley and pea forage mix
  • Equipment for seeding and chopping


  • Byron Seeds
  • Farm Nutrients
  • Farming for Public Health
  • Iowa State University Organic Ag Program
  • Mad Capital
  • MOSA Certified Organic
  • OCIA Chapter 1 of Iowa
  • Riverside Feeds, LLC



July 02, 2024 at 10:00am - 12pm
Grassway Farm
18663 110th St
Maynard, IA 50655
United States
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