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Our Mission

Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

Remsen, IA

Cows and sheep seem just as interested in the people who’ve come to Robert Alexander’s farm near Remsen for a grazing social as the people are about them.

Upcoming Events

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Feb 25

Field Crop Farmer Virtual Meet-Ups

Feb 26

Fruit-Veg-Flower Farmer Virtual Meet-Up: Online Sales and In-Person Markets in 2021

Mar 2

Farminar: Navegando los Primeros Pasos de Cultivo: Producción de Vegetales Orgánicos y Acceso a la Tierra / Navigating the First Steps to Farm: Organic Vegetable Production & Accessing Land – Rodrigo Cala

Mar 4

Field Crop Farmer Virtual Meet-Ups

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

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2021 Farminar Season is Here

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Attend the Fruit-Veg-Flower Farmer Virtual Meet-Up Series

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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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