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 017: Maria and Ron Rosmann – Rosmann Family Farms
Aug 31 17
For the final episode of the first season of On-Farm, we visited the farm of Maria and Ron Rosmann of Rosmann Family Farms near Harlan. The Rosmanns have been instrumental in many of the most important agricultural movements of the last 30 years: They were pioneers in organic livestock and row crops, and were among the core of farm families that helped Practical Farmers of Iowa get off the ground in the mid 1980s.
On today’s show, we’ll talk about the history of their farm, their upcoming field day on September 9th, organic row crop and hog production, and the next generation – all three of their sons are working in agriculture, two of them on the family farm. You can check out a short video about their upcoming field day: https://youtu.be/zFtYCY2Ut7k - or learn more in this press release.