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smallfarmsustainability's podcast

This show is a production of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Small Farm Sustainability program. We will be discussing all things small farm, acreage living, and sustainable agriculture related.
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Nov 29, 2018

In this podcast we focus on niche pork and the important differences from commodity pork. We cover input costs, biosecurity, record keeping and more. 

Nov 29, 2018

In this podcast we focus on niche pork and the important differences from commodity pork. We cover input costs, biosecurity, record keeping and more. 

Nov 2, 2018

In this podcast we wrap up the 2018 harvest discussing chores to complete before winter, including winterizing a high tunnel, equipment to clean and store and upcoming produce food safety meetings.

Sep 6, 2018

In this podcast you will hear a wealth of great information from Amy Powell about sheep breeding. Ranging from when ewes are in heat, how to prepare them for their estrus cycle, how to prepare the ram for breeding season, how to tell if your ewe has been bred, what to think about when starting a flock and much much more! 

Aug 15, 2018

Solutions and techniques for Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus deficiencies as well has a variety of pests that may be seen later in the season for high tunnels as well as typical gardens. 

Jul 26, 2018

We met with Adam Janke, Extension Wildlife Specialist, to talk about wetlands and how they are very diverse in soil types, water, plants, animals,insects, and more! 

Jul 11, 2018

In this episode, we cover earwigs, squash bugs and Japanese beetles, including identification and control measures.

Jun 11, 2018

In this podcast we discuss considerations when buying an acreage. 

May 23, 2018

In this episode, we visit with Seth Applegate, agricultural specialist in entomology at Iowa State University on the establishment of habitat for monarchs and other pollinator species.

Mar 6, 2018

In this episode Kristine Tidgren, Director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, walks us through the new tax law and what it means for farmers. 

Mar 6, 2018

In this episode Joe Hannan, of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, tells us everything we need to know to start a fruit and vegetable operation.

Jan 23, 2018

In this episode Christa Hartsook talks with Diana Cochran, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Fruit Specialist, about hop production in Iowa, as well as resources for hop producers. 

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