Farmers share experience with master matrix

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Iowa farmers shared their experiences putting up hog barns and meeting state environmental standards at the Farming for the Future Conference in Ames Jan. 16. Participants included, from left, Eric Henry of Story County, Trent Hatlen of Buena Vista County and Schyler Bardole of Greene County. PHOTO / COREY MUNSON

A difficult but necessary process — this is how farmers described meeting the requirements of Iowa’s master matrix ahead of constructing new hog barns on their land.

The discussion panel took place during the annual Farming for the Future conference sponsored by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) Jan. 16 in Ames.

“The process is important, just isn’t the most fun thing you’ll ever do,” said Schyler Bardole of Bardole Family Farms in Greene County.

Bardole was joined on the...

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