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Attend the 2020 Annual Conference
Mt. Vernon, IA

Beginning and aspiring farmers pose for a photo during a bus tour on July 2. The group visited the farms of three different beginning horticulture farmers in the greater Iowa City area. This stop on the tour was at Donna Warhover’s Morning Glory Farm near Mt. Vernon.

Attend the 2020 Annual Conference

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Dec 6

Shared Learning Call on Oat Variety Selection (with Rye Trial Bonus!)

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

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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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“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

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Winterset, Iowa

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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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