PFI Field Day-Conservation Practices in an Organic Farming System at Prairie Sky Farm

Prairie Sky Farm, operated by Bob and Sara Pearson, has been in Sara’s family since 1889. The Pearsons raise soybeans, corn, oats, buckwheat, rye, vetch, alfalfa and grass hay on 240 acres. They also steward soybean and small-grain seed production fields, and conduct on-farm organic soybean and corn yield trials for Albert Lea Seed House.

Since 2014, the Pearsons have worked together developing a certified organic farm that prioritizes soil conservation and soil health using a diverse crop rotation, cover crops and reduced fall tillage. At the field day, Sara and Bob will discuss their organic field crop rotation; show some of the equipment they use in their organic operation; and highlight conservation practices they use, including field borders, prairie plantings and grassed waterways.

Don’t miss this chance to learn more about organic production from a diversified Iowa farm family.

See & Discuss:

  • Organic crop rotation
  • Organic corn and organic soybeans
  • Benefits of cover crops
  • Organic small-grain production
  • Conservation practices
  • Oat harvest and small-grain harvest equipment
  • Row crop cultivation equipment
  • Research plots

Location Notes: Make sure “Ave.” is input into GPS to arrive at the correct location (about 5 miles northwest of Wesley, Iowa).

Meal Information: Dinner will be served at the field day.

 

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Date

Jul 23 2022
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Time

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Location

Prairie Sky Farm
2505 220th Ave, Wesley, IA 50483
Practical Farmers of Iowa

Organizer

Practical Farmers of Iowa
Phone
515 (232)-5661
Email
info@practicalfarmers.org
Website
https://practicalfarmers.org/

Other Organizers

Iowa Organic Association
Iowa Organic Association
Phone
(515) 608-8622
Email
info@iowaorganic.org
Website
https://www.iowaorganic.org/
Bob and Sara Pearson
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