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Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

Attend a Livestock on the Land Screening
Des Moines Water Works Park

Join Practical Farmers of Iowa for free outdoor screenings and panel discussions of “Livestock on the Land,” our feature-length documentary that tells the story of regenerative grazing and its promise for the Iowa landscape. Following the film, the audience can ask questions and hear from a panel of farmers featured in the film.

Upcoming Events

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Sep 24

Catching Up: Going to Town: Opening a Local Foods Store for the Farm

Harrison County
Sep 25

Livestock on the Land Film Screening: Des Moines Water Works Park Lauridsen Amphitheater

Des Moines Water Works Park, 2251 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA, 50321
Sep 29

Field Day: Raising 100% Grass-Fed Beef in Row-Crop Country

1591 Nelson Ave., Clarion, IA 50525
Oct 7

Explorando la Agricultura Sesión 1: Propósito

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Field days are back!

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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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