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Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

Sutherland, IA

Attendees of Paul Mugge’s field day enjoy a meal together between two field days the Mugges hosted on July 17. One focused on prairie and beneficial insect habitat on the Mugge farm. The other explored organic row crop production and mechanical weed control.

Upcoming Events

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Aug 6

Virtual Field Day: Bison 101: Raising and Selling Bison

Aug 7

Small Grains Shared Learning Call: Integrating Small Grains at a Dairy

Aug 7

Virtual Field Day: Integrating Sheep and Vegetables at Sundog Farm – Grazing Cover Crops & Field Cleaning (3/3)

Aug 11

Virtual Field Day: Growing High-Quality Food-Grade Oats

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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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