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Practical Farmers of Iowa's 2014 conference, "Well Grounded," continues last year's focus on soil health sustainability. Attendees can learn about cover crops, extended rotations, permaculture and grazing systems, as well as how farming practices fit in line with the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy.
The keynote address will be by Ricardio Salvador from the Union of Concerned Scientists, on the subject of "True Wealth: How Iowa Can Once Again Revolutionize Agriculture."
Attendees may choose from 26 workshops on subjects ranging from cover crops to high tunnel techniques to fermentation benefits. Read the news release to find a detailed list of scheduled workshops, events and other resources, including pre-conference courses.
This conference is sponsored by organizations including Ag Ventures Allieice, Genesys Grain Genetics, Iowa Learning Farms, Iowa Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
Registration: Students and PFI members receive a special rate for registration. Pre-register by Jan 15 to save $10 per day. Register online, or by contacting Erica Andorf: 515-232-5661, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register online [PFI website]