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Our Mission

Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

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Nearly 60 farms in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin are opening their farm gates for another season of farmer-to-farmer learning.

Learn about a range of topics, from dairy grazing to poultry processing, developing infrastructure to diversifying operations, adding habitat to reducing inputs and more.

Field days are free and open to everyone.

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Upcoming Events

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May 25

Días de Campo: El Ciclo de una Operacion Caprina  

Council Bluffs, IA
Jun 6

Curso Virtual: El Ciclo de una Operacion Caprina

Virtual
Jun 7

Dairy Grazing, Silvopasture and Compost

4375 Pierce Ave. Paullina, IA 51046
Jun 12

Targeted Conservation for Layered Benefit: Using Data to Create Habitat

5495 N. Union Rd. | Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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Small grains shared learning calls

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Our Programs

Practical Farmers of Iowa works to equip farmers to build resilient farms and communities. Our values include: welcoming everyone; farmers leading the exchange of experience and knowledge; curiosity, creativity, collaboration and community; resilient farms now and for future generations; and stewardship of land and resources. Our programs are guided by the interests and priorities of our members.

What our friends & partners say

“Breaking into farming is hard — and without support, impossible. Having the support of Practical Farmers of Iowa has enabled me to be a successful farmer.”

Kate Edwards

Iowa City, Iowa

“You guys are SO useful… even from 1,000 miles away.”

Ralph Gauer

Silver City, New Mexico

“Practical Farmers of Iowa is one of the most supportive organizations I have ever been a part of.”

Rory Van Wyk

Winterset, Iowa

“The annual summer forage trial was interesting because it is directly useful for the management of our farm operation and because this type of project has not been well researched yet.”

Dave Schmidt

Exira, Iowa

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