Penny Brown Huber featured in Successful Farming

Prairie Rivers of Iowa Executive Director Penny Brown Huber was featured in the article “Eight Crops Waiting for You to Grow” found in the December 2016 issue of Successful Farming. Check out her thoughts on planting carrot crops below! Carrots in the Midwest? Absolutely, says Penny Brown Huber, president of Iowa Choice Harvest in Ames, Iowa. Her company processes and freezes vegetables for marketing in grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, and schools. She wants farmers to start at about ½ acre of carrots. “We will help you learn how to grow and harvest the crop,” she says. You would need at least a small seeder and a regular mower. A harvest digger would be ideal. “We don’t demand organic, but we prefer at least chemical-free,” says Brown Huber. Carrots can produce 13,000 pounds per acre, she says, and ICH will pay about 16¢ per pound. Farmers from Iowa and surrounding states are welcome to email Brown Huber. iowachoiceharvest.com | pbrownhuber@iowachoiceharvest.com...
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Attending the Iowa Environmental Conference 3

Prairie Rivers of Iowa Executive Director Penny Brown Huber is sharing her thoughts from today’s Iowa Environmental Conference in Des Moines: "IEC conference speaker Joe Whitworth says it would cost $50000 to repair a stream mile for water quality. What about a new idea of quantifying conservation with precision investment? We may need to think differently to fix the Dead Zone ? Look at The Freshwater Trust for their ideas."...
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Attending the Iowa Environmental Conference 2

Prairie Rivers of Iowa Executive Director Penny Brown Huber is sharing her thoughts from today's Iowa Environmental Conference in Des Moines: "Bill Stowe just spoke Wow! We need a nutrient reduction strategy now to protect our surface waters now. Consumers will pay more if we dont do something now for cleaning up pollutors bad and dirty water ways."...
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Attending the Iowa Environmental Conference 1

Prairie Rivers of Iowa Executive Director Penny Brown Huber is sharing her thoughts from today's Iowa Environmental Conference in Des Moines: "Attending Iowa Environmental conference today in Des Moines. Starting with great speakers who are challenging us to pay attention to all the soil being lost in Iowa. Smart people asking us to pay attention."...
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