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Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

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Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center | Ames, Iowa

It has been said that those who keep their eyes on the horizon will find the right path. At PFI’s 2022 annual conference, we are “Facing the Horizon” together, seeking new knowledge, broader understanding and unexpected ways to improve our farms and communities.

We’re looking forward to gathering again in-person to reunite with old friends and make new ones, January 21 – 22, 2022 at ISU’s Scheman Building. Visit our conference webpage to read about our plans for 61 farmer-led sessions, our keynote speaker, PFI storytelling, several new activities, and to get you and your farm and household registered.

Upcoming Events

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Dec 9

Cooperators' Program Reporting - Livestock

Online
Dec 16

Cooperators' Meeting

Ames, IA
Jan 7

Shared Learning Call: Economics of Extended Rotations

Jan 21

2022 PFI Annual Conference: Facing the Horizon

Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center | 1805 Center Drive, Ames, Iowa

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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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