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The newly expanded Marbleseed Organic Resource Directory now includes buyers, suppliers, and certification agencies, as well as educational resources such as fact sheets, workbooks, guidebooks, and more.

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Field Day: Blue Ox Farm

Jun 01, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT
Wheeler, WI | Free

Pack your camp chair and join us for a summer’s afternoon in June at the farm of one of our very own WiWiC Conservation Coaches, Lauren Langworthy!…

Going Solar on Your Farm: Producing Renewable Solar Energy for Profit and Sustainability
2023 by Francis Blake, Bobby King, Nicole Rakobitsch, and Art Thicke

Farmers use solar energy to produce food and fiber. Now with solar arrays it is possible to add renewable electricity to your farm's production. A solar array will pay for itself, generate profit…


Sep 15, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT
Redwood Falls, MN | Free

Gabe will be discussing the soil health principles, adaptive grazing, livestock integration, and will include field/pasture tours…

Cover Crops and Grazing in an Organic System

Aug 20, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT
McGregor, IA | Free

Join Scott and Shannon Koether as they discuss establishing and grazing legume covers and small grains in an organic system. Hosted by Practical Farmers of Iowa. Call 515-232-5661 or…

OGRAIN Field Day: Wilson Family Dairy Farm

Aug 03, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM CT
Cuba City, WI | Free

This field day will be hosted by the Wilson Family Farm, who milk 400 cows on 2,900 organic acres. Farming organically since 1996, the Wilson’s emphasize soil health, and the connection between soil…

Update on the NOP Origin of Livestock Rulemaking
May 2022 by Organic Valley

Organic Valley, which sources organic milk from over 1,700 organic dairy farmers nationwide, applauds and welcomes the long-awaited announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to finalize the…

Iowa Stray Voltage Guide

Livestock : Beef, Livestock : Dairy, Livestock : Poultry, Livestock : Pork
Iowa State University has created a 28-page guide to help farmers discover and resolve stray voltage concerns on livestock farms. The guide addresses causes of stray voltage, farm wiring, biosecurity protocols, and testing procedures.

Prescribed Grazing

Livestock : Beef, Livestock : Dairy
Grazing Native Plants in Iowa is a new publication from the Leopold Center at Iowa State University showing how farmers and land managers are using prescribed grazing for prairie management and gaining agronomic, economic and ecological benefits. The 16-page publication includes information on how to incorporate prairies into a grazing operation, why grazing prairies can be beneficial, and what questions remain for future research.

Transition To Organic Beef

Livestock : Beef, Farming Systems : Organic
Factsheet: How to transition to organic beef production

How to build a fly barrel to control flies.

Livestock : Beef, Livestock : Dairy, Livestock : Poultry, Livestock : Pork
Farmer Kevin Jahnke shows Organic Specialist Harriet Behar how to control flies using a home-made fly barrel.

Grants for Livestock & Poultry Farmers

Beginning Farmers, Livestock : Beef, Livestock : Dairy, Livestock : Poultry, Livestock : Pork
The Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) offers grants to help livestock and poultry farmers obtain humane certification or expand their animals’ access to pasture. Up to $2,500 is available for projects that improve farm animal welfare, such as building hoop houses, constructing fences, or laying water lines on pasture. Family farmers with at least one year of experience may be eligible.

Organic Poultry and Eggs Market News and Transportation Data

Livestock : Beef, Livestock : Dairy, Livestock : Poultry, Livestock : Pork, Livestock : Small Ruminants
USDA Poultry Market News & Analysis has been covering the wholesale market for poultry and eggs since January 2004. This information is released each week on Monday. From the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

Beginning Farmers, Livestock : Dairy
Work-based training in managed-grazing dairy production in multiple states