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Our Mission

Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

Join us at a field day this summer!

Get ready for another season of farmer-to-farmer learning on PFI member farms!

Over 40 farms are opening their farm gates this year to share their knowledge on a range of agricultural topics.

See the location and RSVP for field days.

Upcoming Events

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Sep 30

El Ciclo de una Operacion Avicola: limpiando, huevos, y empacando huevos

Solon, IA
Oct 6

Mushroom Cultivation, Marketing and Tasting

Flavor Country Farm, 27124 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, IA 51542
Nov 18

Milling and Marketing Small Grains Through Multiple Channels

Early Morning Harvest, 2425 Willow Avenue, Panora, IA 50216

Join us for another summer of farmer-led learning during field days!

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Small grains shared learning calls

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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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