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Our Mission

Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

Register for the Midwest Covers & Grains Conference

The Midwest Covers & Grains Conference brings together Midwestern farmers, supply chain buyers and researchers to promote successful farming with extended rotations and cover crops. Network with those who buy and sell small grains and cover crops and attend sessions for both beginning and experienced cover crop practitioners.  

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Upcoming Events

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Feb 23

Horticulture Meetup

Milk & Honey, 919 7th St, Harlan, IA 51537
Feb 27

Winter Webinar: Revitalizing Soil for a Small-Scale Hemp Farm in Iowa

Feb 28

Horticulture Meetup

The Wild Carrot, 215 E Bremer Ave, Waverly, IA 50677
Mar 1

Shared Learning Call: Frost-seeding Clover into Small Grains with Meadowlark Organics


Join us for our 2024 Winter Webinar series

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Apply for PFI cost-share programs!

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Small grains shared learning calls

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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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