Harlan Field Day



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.


Guest Speakers:
Hannah Poffenbarger, PhD Candidate at Iowa State University, will speak on the science of nitrates and water quality. 

SCHEDULE: Field Day Program 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM. A meal will be served. 

To RSVP for the meal, please email Debra Boekholder, [email protected], or call (515) 232-5661 by Friday, September 1st. 


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)

and go 2.25 miles until you see the farm on the left (west) side of the road

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. 


September 09, 2017 at 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Rosmann Family Farm
1222 Ironwood Rd
Harlan, IA 51537
United States
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