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Our Mission

Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

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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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Upcoming Events

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Jul 16

Growing Vegetables for Your Rural Community

23719 Hazel Road Elkport 52044
Jul 17

Soil Health and Water Quality Workshop

Grundy County Fairgrounds | 1308 4th St. | Grundy Center 50638
Jul 17

Prairie and Beneficial Insect Habitat on an Organic Crop Farm

6190 470th St. Sutherland 51058
Jul 17

Organic Row Crop Production and Mechanical Weed Control

6190 470th St. Sutherland 51058

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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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