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Long-time grazier Kim Alexander will demonstrate proper techniques for safe, humane and quality on-farm poultry processing for home use. He also will lead a tour of his farm and discuss beginning fruit orchard layout and production; management-intensive grazing and watering systems; and custom grazing.
RSVP TO: Lauren Zastrow, (515) 232-5661 or lauren@ practicalfarmers.org, by Friday, May 31.
Directions to the farm: From Smithland, go 2 miles west on state Route 141. Turn south on Jewell Avenue and go 1 mile to the second farm on the right. “Alexander Farm” will be printed on the mailbox.
PFI news release [PDF]
Practical Farmers of Iowa is hosting nearly 50 field days that showcase diverse farming, livestock, land management, farm business and on-farm energy and conservation practices at locations across Iowa. The Leopold Center is among a number of 2013 field day sponsors.
All field days are open to the public, occur rain or shine and most are free to attend. To request a 2013 Field Day Guide by mail, call the PFI office at (515) 232-5661.
To find the guide online, go to the Practical Farmers of Iowa website.