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Our Mission

Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

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Bloomfield, IA

A boy peeks into one of the waterers on Virgil Knobloch’s farm as cattle look on in the background. Virgil farms near Bloomfield, Iowa, and hosted a field day in 2016 on how he’s using management-intensive grazing to improve his soil and pasture.

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Upcoming Events

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Sep 17

Establishing Pollinator Habitat at Scattergood Friends School Farm

Sep 21

Rotationally Raising Poultry on Pasture

2625 Highway 1 SW Iowa City 52240
Sep 22

Beekeeping in Iowa: Challenges and Sweet Rewards

21341 Eastman Road Glenwood 51534
Sep 28

Using Goats for Restoration and Market Diversification

2626 370th St. Chelsea 52215

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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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