April 28-30 - work starts at 9am each day
DogPatch Urban Gardens, 5085 Meredith Dr, Des Moines, IA
If you're thinking about building a high tunnel on your farm, this hands-on workshop is a great opportunity to spend time with a farmer (Jenny) who has just gone through the purchasing process, an experienced builder (Todd) who can discuss different options for your site, AND you will learn what it takes to host your own high Tunnel Raising.
- sack lunch, water bottle
- work gloves, eye protection, close toed shoes
- (if you have them): tool belt, locking pliers, measuring tape, hammer, rubber mallet, sharpie, impact driver, socket set.
Thursdays, May 4 - June 8
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Scholarship Deadline: May 3
Registration Deadline: May 4
In this online course you will learn how to integrate key land planning principles and practices to improve land or infrastructure investment and implementation strategies. Learn how to integrate these land planning options with your financial or business planning to strategically expand your business.
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Attendees will also hear from experts on farm programs, business planning, marketing and have the opportunity to network with other aspiring and beginning women farmers. The afternoon farm tour will visit unique small-scale Johnson Co. farms, providing you a first-hand look at successful farms where women at the helm and an opportunity to ask these farmers how they got to where they are and how they operate day to day.
May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scholarship Deadline: May 15
Registration Deadline: May 22
In this course you will learn how to effectively manage your farm or ranch through the principles and practices of Holistic Management -a nationally recognized whole farm/ranch planning process. Through these new skills you can improve your ability to work with nature and to increase your productivity and share those ideas with others.
Bickford Organics in Ridgeway, WI is looking for an energetic, creative, and hardworking soul to join their farm team. The farm is an organic grain and grass-fed organic beef operation in the Driftless Area of southwest Wisconsin. They raise approximately 750 organic acres of feed and forages, including food-grade milling grains, including some landrace varieties.
Please contact John Wepking to apply at email@example.com.
Land Available near Victor
Rich Dana is offering a 12 acre parcel of aging hay located near Victor/Deep River for a beginning farmer to farm. The land would be great for livestock, trees or vegetables. There are several sheds and barns that can be utilized as part of the deal. Well and rural water available.
Contact Rich Dana at (319) 530-6051 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Land Available near South English
Simon Yoder has a 12 acre property available to sell or lease near South English, Iowa, in Keokuk County. There are about 8 tillable acres and a western-style cattle shed on site.
Contact Simon Yoder at (319) 800-3712 for more information.
Land Available near Clear Lake
Judy Gergen has 35 acres of certified organic ground for rent, lease or sale. It has been used as pasture for 15 years and prior to that was in CRP. Also available is a hydroponic building where they grew barley sprouts. Near Fertile, IA in Worth County.
Contact Judy at (641) 797-2081 or at email@example.com for more information.