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Our Mission

Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

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Tripoli, IA

A bumblebee finds nourishment in the flowers of a native milkweed, planted on the farm of Rob and Tammy Faux .

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Upcoming Events

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Jul 23

RAGBRAI at Howell’s Greenhouse and Pumpkin Patch

3145 Howell Court Cumming 50061
Aug 3

One Family’s Vision for Agroforestry in Iowa

13602 NE 96th St. Maxwell 50161
Aug 4

Next Generation Summit

Van Meter, IA
Aug 6

Soil Health Smorgasbord for Farmers + Family Learning Event

2943 County Road D65 Buckingham 50612

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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

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

Rory Van Wyk

Winterset, Iowa

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

Ralph Gauer

Silver City, New Mexico

“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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