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Producer Features

We bring you feature articles on successful forage producers and their business models to help you enrich your management style.


“Our hay acres will remain the same as our hay ground is not under irrigation.Several people in our area with sprinklers are pulling out their hay to put in corn, but we currently don’t have that option.

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As you drive through the Iowa landscape, corn and soybeans stretch for as far as you can see. Mile after rolling mile leads one to believe that nothing else would survive, much less thrive, in these fields.

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When you pull up to the Petersen residence in Knoxville, Iowa, you won’t see anything that would lead you to believe that inside this home lives a family that has taken on three types of farming and have found a way to make it all work.

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