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Our Mission

Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

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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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Jun 6

Field Day Season Kick-Off Social at PFI Office

1615 Golden Aspen Dr. Suite 101 | Ames, IA 50010
Jun 11

Field Day: The Rookie Season of Roller-Crimping

20902 J Ave. | Holland, IA 50642
Jun 16

Field Day: Honeyberries and Other Perennial Berries

7290 28th Ave. | Newhall, IA 52315
Jun 17

Field Day: Pastured Pigs and Poultry at Okoboji Organics

22598 Nature Center Road | Okoboji, IA 51355

Watch Livestock on the Land

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Apply for small grains cost-share!

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Get paid, on-farm job experience

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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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