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Our Mission

Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

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Nebraska Innovation Campus | Lincoln, Nebraska

Join us for the small grains conference on March 1st in Lincoln Nebraska!

This is a regional conference that brings together farmers, supply chain buyers and researchers to share their expertise on successful farming with small grains in extended rotations.

Registration is open from now until Feb. 22 with walk in registration available day of.


Upcoming Events

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Feb 1

2022 Winter Farminar Series: On-Farm Research Explores Cover Crops, Manure, Nitrogen & Returns

Feb 7

Beginning Farmer Summit

7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW Cedar Rapids 52404
Feb 8

2022 Winter Farminar Series: Mysteries Revealed: Organic Seed Production and How Growers Can Play a Part

Feb 11

Commercial Apple Grower's Workshop

1407 University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011

Join us for the 2022 Winter Farminar Series!

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Register for our Beginning Farmer Summit on February 7!

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2022 Labor4Learning Trainers are up!

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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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