Farmers interested in learning more about best management practices that can impact profitability and neighbor relations are invited to attend a “Doing Things Right” on-farm workshop sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF).
The event is planned for June 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ryan and Lana Reed hog farm located at 17747 110th Ave., Ottumwa, IA.
The program will cover timely updates on state and federal regulations impacting livestock and poultry farmers, on-farm energy conservation and the benefits of installing vegetative environmental buffers. The Reeds recently installed a comprehensive tree planting around their hog farm and will provide tours of the project.
An overview of the coalition’s Green Farmstead Partner program will be provided during the workshop and a barbecue catered lunch. Agriculture and regulatory officials, CSIF officials and Trees Forever representatives will be on hand to visit with farmers and answer questions.
The event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, visit www.supportfarmers.com or call (800) 932-2436 or (515) 225-5515.