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Our Mission

Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

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New Hampton, IA

Tom Frantzen and his family own and operate Frantzen Farm, a 320-acre certified organic farm near New Hampton, Iowa, where they raise finished beef, farrow-to-finish hogs, corn, soybeans, hay, pasture and small grains. They market their livestock through Organic Valley / Organic Prairie.

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Upcoming Events

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Aug 22

Grazing Covers Crops and Building Community 101

6795 Illinois Route 100 Frederick, Illinois 62639
Aug 24

Managing an Organic Apple Orchard

33130 Panther Creek Road Adel 50003
Sep 15

Beginning Farmer Social

Gleann Daire Farm, 14586 Scotch Ridge Road Carlisle, IA 50047
Sep 17

Establishing Pollinator Habitat at Scattergood Friends School Farm

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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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