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The No-Till Growers Podcast Network

Dec 18, 2023

Today, we sit down with Dan Fillius of Iowa State Extension and Alex Ball of Old City Acres to discuss the role of the university extension agent in supporting farmers, both organic and conventional. We dig deep on the multiple facets of Dan’s farming experience as an organic grower and extension agent duties including working with Amish growers, helping growers identify pests/diseases, and how he connects with farmers using social media and his own podcast: “What in the Weather.” Dan is a treasure chest of information and is doing the good work on the ground by keeping folks educated and connected with up to date relative agricultural information.

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Organic vegetable production conference

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What in the Weather? Podcast

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