ORGANIC CROP AND HOG PRODUCTION and WATER QUALITY PRACTICES AND DISCUSSION
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM • Harlan, Iowa
Join the Iowa Organic Association and the Practical Farmers of Iowa for the final event in its 2017 field day series. This field day, hosted at the Rosmann Family Farm on Saturday, September 9th at 1:00 PM, will focus on organic crop and swine production and will be of special interest for farmers exploring organic transition. The Rosmanns have tried various housing options for farrowing pigs in their organic and GAP-certified farrow-to-finish swine operation. After years of experimenting, they recently built a new hoop building for farrowing which they will highlight at the field day. The Rosmanns will also discuss water quality and the edge-of-field practices such as field borders, buffer strips, and agroforestry practices they use to protect their local waterways.
SCHEDULE: Field Day Program 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM. A meal will be served.
HOSTS: Ron Rosmann and the Rosmann Family • 1222 Ironwood Road. • Harlan, IA 51537
Questions: Email: [email protected]
TOPICS: Transitioning to organic • Organic hog production • Water quality • Organic crop production • Buffer strips
From Harlan: Go 2 miles west on state Route 44 to Ironwood Road. Turn right (north)
This field day series is made possible by IOA with help from the USDA’s Risk Management Agency, in partnership with the Practical Farmers of Iowa.
1222 Ironwood Rd
Harlan, IA 51537
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