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Attend the 2020 Annual Conference
Sutherland, IA

Field day attendees are surrounded by a lush stand of blooming oxeye sunflowers, also known as false sunflower, as they stand in one of Paul Mugge’s prairie strips on July 17 listening to Lydia English, of the prairie strips project at Iowa State University, discuss how Paul is using prairie strips on his farm near Sutherland.

Attend the 2020 Annual Conference

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Dec 10

Farm Transfer Workshop

Cherokee Community Center Yacht Club, 606 Spring Lake Dr., Cherokee, IA 51012
Dec 13

Beginning Farmer Retreat

Ames, IA
Dec 17

Farm Transfer Workshop

Johnson County Conservation Education Center (Kent Park), 2048 Hwy 6 N, Oxford, IA 52322
Jan 16

PFI Pre-conference Short Courses

Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, Ames, IA

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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.

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Iowa City, Iowa

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Winterset, Iowa

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Silver City, New Mexico

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Exira, Iowa

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