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Our Mission

Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

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Enroll in cover crop cost-share

Practical Farmers is in its seventh year offering cost-share and technical assistance for those who are seeding fall cover crops.

You can receive $10 per acre on up to 200 acres or 10% of your farmed acres (whichever is larger) and $5 per acre on everything above that. There are no requirements on the species or seeding method used.

Upcoming Events

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Aug 20

Field Day: Establishing and Grazing Legume Covers and Small Grains in an Organic System

25996 Giard Rd. | McGregor, IA 52157
Aug 23

Field Day: Making Cover Crops Work: From Popcorn to Water Quality

1532 365th St. | Lake City, IA 51449
Aug 27

Field Day: Bus Trip to Northfield, Minnesota: Raising Regenerative Tree-Range Poultry

Northfield, Minnesota
Aug 27

Field Day: Bringing Back the Edges With Precision Conservation

1950 520th St. | Cherokee, IA 51012

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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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