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Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

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Fairfield, IA

Francis Thicke’s dairy herd enjoys a lush, new pasture for evening grazing shortly after milking.

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Feb 20

Central Iowa Grazing Group

2162 Stanley Mill Rd, Albion, IA 50005
Feb 21

Iowa Oat Meet-Up-Latimer

1461 Jonquil Ave, Latimer, IA 50452-7547, United States
Feb 21

Minnesota Oat Meet-Up - Hayward

200 Main St, Hayward, MN 56043, United States
Feb 25

Fruit & Vegetable Farmer Meet-Up

Salt Fork Kitchen: 112 E. Main St., Solon, IA

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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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