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Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

Hampton, IA

Margaret Smith and Doug Alert, of Ash Grove Farm, discuss organic crop production and cover crops at a field day they hosted.

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Nov 20

Farminar: “Getting Started Growing and Marketing Unusual Fruits” – Tim Clymer

Webinar
Nov 27

Farminar: “Where to Begin With Winter Wheat Production” – Kristy and Bob Walker, Paul Ackley

Webinar
Dec 4

Farminar: “Grazing Cover Crops with Sheep” – Richard Ehrhardt

Webinar
Nov 20

Farminar: “Getting Started Growing and Marketing Unusual Fruits” – Tim Clymer

Webinar
Nov 27

Farminar: “Where to Begin With Winter Wheat Production” – Kristy and Bob Walker, Paul Ackley

Webinar
Nov 30

Beginning Farmer Retreat

Pilgrim Heights Retreat Center 3005 E Ave Montour, IA 50173
Dec 4

Farminar: “Grazing Cover Crops with Sheep” – Richard Ehrhardt

Webinar

2019 Annual Conference: Cultivating Connections, January 17-19

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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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