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IA- Practical Farmers of Iowa
July 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
New Beginnings: Organic Transition at a
Diversified Dairy Farm
SATURDAY, JULY 14 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lunch will be catered by Iowa Organic Association and
Organic Valley / Organic Prairie
Gary and Scott Wedemeier
18663 110th St. • Maynard • 50655
(319) 231-3312 • [email protected]
• Grazing management for dairy production
• Transition of both crop and livestock systems to organic
• On-farm research feeding apple cider vinegar to cattle
• Pig production
• Marketing streams
Gary Wedemeier and his son, Scott, own and operate
an 1,100-acre family farm. Scott is the third generation
to farm this land. The Wedemeiers recently transitioned
their herd and, as of November 2017, are now part of the
Organic Valley Cooperative. The Wedemeiers also have a
small herd of sheep and pigs, maintain a natural wetland
and raise steers for direct markets.