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Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

Attend the 2020 Annual Conference
Boone, IA

Mike Salama poses in one of his greenhouses in Boone. He hosted a field day on June 20 that focused on succulents, houseplants and the Salamas’ hydroponic greens and tomatoes.

Attend the 2020 Annual Conference

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Nov 26

PFI Farminar: Winter Grazing – Steve Kenyon

Nov 28

PFI Office Closed

Dec 3

Farm Transfer Workshop

Shirley Baker Commons, Luther College, Decorah, IA 52101
Dec 10

Farm Transfer Workshop

Cherokee Community Center Yacht Club, 606 Spring Lake Dr., Cherokee, IA 51012

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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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