On-Farm: Conversations with Practical Farmers
About This Show
Each week we’ll talk with a new member of Practical Farmers of Iowa. We’ll hear from young and old; new and experienced; small and large; horticulture, livestock and row-crop farmers. We’ll talk with farmers about the issues most relevant to farmers, like crop production, on-farm research, improving soil and water quality, farm profitability, and of course, food.
Most Recent Episode
On-Farm, Episode 011: Russ Wischover – Windswept Acres
3 days ago
This week, On-Farm is back on the road and today we’re visiting the farm of Russ Wischover – Windswept Acres – right on the Missouri border in south west Iowa. Several years ago, Russ retired from his job as a herdsman at the University of Illinois’s swine research farm and bought a farm near Bedford. Since then, he’s converted the ground to multispecies perennial pasture and prairie for his sheep, cattle and horses to graze. Although he’s spent a lifetime planning his farm and learning about animals, he’s always thinking about how what he’s learned starting this farm could be helpful to beginning farmers.