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Our Mission

Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

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Check out the 2022 field day season line-up

We can’t wait to get back on the farm this field day season – our first full, in-person season since 2019. With nearly 40 field days planned, there should be something for everyone.

Whether you’re new to PFI field days or a yearly attendee, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere, a spirit of curiosity, a culture of mutual respect and farmers openly sharing their knowledge and experience. At PFI, we have a unique learning model: Our events are led by our farmer members – we know they are the experts on their specific farming systems. At PFI field days, farmers believe in sharing their knowledge, discoveries, mistakes and successes so you can learn and grow your own operation.

Please join us – we look forward to seeing you at a field day this season.

Upcoming Events

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Jul 6

Equipping RDNs and Public Health Professionals as Food Systems Leaders in Iowa through Systems Thinking, Visioning, and Action

FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy Ankeny, IA 50023
Jul 6

Field Day: Getting Started With Lavender, Flowers and Berries

1380 White Oak Ave. NE | Lisbon, IA 52253
Jul 7

Field Day: Oat Production: From Variety Selection and Seeding to Baling and Cleaning

1926 Sisley Grove Rd. NW | Palo, IA 52324
Jul 8

Small Grains Shared Learning Call

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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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