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Map of My Kingdom has now been performed 56 times — and two more performances are already scheduled. An average of 50 people have attended each performance, so that’s 2,800 who have seen this PFI-commissioned play! After Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander wrote this work that covers the tough questions involved in farmland transitions, Mary […]

April 6, 2017 

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New guide helps farmland owners with successionFor Release: March 22, 2017 Download PDF (83 kB) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA CLIVE, Iowa — Peoples Company has just released a new guide full of tips from farmland owners and other experts about how to tackle farmland succession. The guide – “Your Farmland and the Future: Setting Goals, Taking [...]

March 22, 2017 

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Peoples Company of Clive has just released a new guide on farmland transfer–and the guide is peppered with quotes, photos and tips from PFI members. In “Your Farmland and the Future: Setting Goals, Taking Action” we hear from: Rick and Jane Juchems of Plainfield, who communicate often with their son and daughter about their legacy […]

March 14, 2017 

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We recorded a handful of presentations at last month’s annual conference, and now they’re available on our YouTube channel. We’ll have a handful more posted in the coming weeks. You can find the PDFs of these presentations on our annual conference multimedia page. Keynote – “Pass It On” – PFI members Susan Jutz of Iowa […]

February 24, 2017 

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The Van Der Pols tackle farm transitions (Part two of a three-part series) When Jim and LeeAnn Van Der Pol began farming in 1977 on his family’s Central Minnesota farm, they added pigs to the operation. When their son Josh and his wife Cindy joined the farm in the mid-1990s, they expanded the pasture farrowing. […]

February 10, 2017 

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Angela and John Tedesco donate their Granger farmland to Practical Farmers of Iowa; gift marks first in PFI’s historyFor Release: January 20, 2017 Download PDF (86 kB) Contact: Tamsyn Jones | Outreach & Publications Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 232-5661 | [email protected] AMES, Iowa — A portion of urban Granger will now [...]

January 20, 2017 

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This is a guest editorial from Steve Bruere, President of Peoples Company, a PFI member based in West Des Moines. Farming is in my blood. I grew up on a farm in Warren County, Iowa, where my parents farm together with my older brother. My brother will be expected to carry on the farming legacy […]

January 12, 2017 

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Like many farm families, the Van Der Pols, of Kerkhoven, Minnesota, are in the middle of a farm transition journey. They will share their story at the PFI conference Jan. 21 and also at the MOSES conference Feb. 25.  This is the first of a three-part series. Jim and LeeAnn Van Der Pol are in […]

December 28, 2016 

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Anita O’Gara and her three brothers grew up “in the shadow” of an old country church and cemetery near Urbana in Northeast Iowa. “St. Mary’s Cemetery always felt like part of our land to me,” Anita says. “My great-grandparents bought the farm in the 1870s, including land surrounding the cemetery where they were later buried. […]

December 9, 2016 

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Passing on knowledge from farmer to farmer works because farmers are credible to each other. Supporting this farmer-led model is what we strive to do at Practical Farmers of Iowa. Our 2017 annual conference, “Pass It On” (Jan. 201-21 – learn more here), celebrates this model and the impact of farmer-to-farmer learning on farmers’ confidence […]

November 25, 2016 

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