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Equipping farmers to build resilient farms and communities.

Mt. Vernon, IA

Beginning and aspiring farmers pose for a photo during a bus tour on July 2. The group visited the farms of three different beginning horticulture farmers in the greater Iowa City area. This stop on the tour was at Donna Warhover’s Morning Glory Farm near Mt. Vernon.

Upcoming Events

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Aug 13

Virtual Field Day: Wheat- A Gateway Crop to Soil Health, Resilience and More

Aug 19

Northwest IA Grazing Group Meeting

5086 Lily Ave, Remsen, IA 51050
Aug 20

Beginning Farmer Virtual Social

Aug 24

Virtual Field Day: Integrating Cover Crops on a Vegetable and Poultry Farm – Covers for Poultry (3/3)

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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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